Charitable Partners at the Uptown Art Fair

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US BANK COMMUNITY POSSIBLE CHARITABLE PARTNER TENT

The goal of the Charitable Partner tent is to bring increased awareness to local non-profits and we believe that the Uptown Art Fair is a wonderful venue to do just that. Our Community Affairs Committee has selected four non-profit organizations to be present at the 2017 Uptown Art Fair within a dedicated tent located at the top of The Mall. Each non-profit is required to create a fun interactive activity for all the guests.

The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional, non-profit chamber orchestra offering free-admission concerts and educational programs in and around the Twin Cities. All programs are accessible and welcoming to all ages.
Mawu Lolo pays artisans livable wages and further helps their communities through returned profit from sandal sales in the United States. It is their hope that through Mawu Lolo, rural Ghanaians will have the means to stay in their villages and reap the long-term economic benefits of being able to provide for themselves and their families.  The artisans producing these sandals will experience life-changing stability. With this income, they will be able to purchase goods and services, in turn helping others in their villages.
Since 1986, Open Your Heart has provided direct financial and technical support to more than 100 different food shelves and homeless/domestic violence shelters in Minnesota. Their focus is on meeting the most basic human needs of food and safe shelter for people who are currently on the street, in shelters, and/or who are hungry. By providing grants specifically to front line agencies, in urban, suburban, and rural Minnesota communities, they ensure that they have the tools and resources to serve those most in need.
Urban Arts Academy is a nonprofit organization that offers arts education programs to children and families in South Minneapolis through preschool, after school, and summer arts programs. Urban Arts Academy believes that every child should have a place to create, explore, and invent new ways of doing things. They provide students with the tools and materials they need to express themselves. Professional artists guide their students in a variety of mediums, including paint, sculpture, music, theater and movement.