This school year the Tillamook Adventist School (TAS) 7th and 8th graders have been creating artwork for the local micro-shelters, so that occupants would have something beautiful to hang on the wall, as well as something special to take with them when they moved on. Madisen, a 7th grader, wrote the following poem that explains the project:
These art projects that we all are making will be great
For the tiny homes!
Our wonderful teacher Mrs. Clark decided
For us upper graders to make art projects of places or animals
That you would find in Tillamook or around the coast.
The reason that we are doing this is because
The people that live in the tiny homes or are going to live in them
don't have a lot to choose from.
Like decorations for example. And of course, if you live in a house, you would
Want decor to put around and just brighten up the mood and make
it feel like your home.
We all are making one painting for
The people to choose from.
Us older kids are trying our best to make
These people feel at home.
So why not do something nice
And make beautiful paintings
To brighten up their mood and their tiny home.
This is great because they will get to choose the one they want—
it would be way more fun for them that way!
The kids in our class are having so much fun with this
Project and we all are so happy for them to go
To someone that will appreciate them
Just as much as we do.
This is just one of the wonderful and exciting ways TAS students are getting involved in outreach and service in the local community.