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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: GRAFFITI UPDATE 3/13
From Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:00 am to Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:59 am (included)
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We sent out a copy of the Graffiti Hurts Teacher Guide earlier today. (see link below)

We are making copies to be distributed to all grammar schools and intermediate schools on Staten Island.

The Guide contains many useful tools to make younger students more aware of graffiti and its consequences.

We will also be putting our own CD which we will also distribute after our Graffiti Town Hall Meeting which we will hold in April. (still looking for large venue)

We will be calling on local community leaders, law enforcement agents and elected officials to take part in the video.

We have already been approached by someone who will help us film and produce the video.

If you are interested please let me know.

I spoke at the Midland Beach Civic Association last night with officer Medify from the 122 and the members were very interested in our program.

They even contributed $100 to the program.

We have gotten at least 30 requests for removals and will be starting cleanups this weekend. (Volunteers are welcome)

We have two locations for murals and now we need some artists or school art classes to step forward.

Unfortunately the Mayor’s Graffiti Task Force will not supply us with paint unless we provide waivers in advance.

We will not let this deter this and Where to Turn will purchase the paint for this week's cleanups.

We are going to submit at least 50 waivers next week and hopefully we will receive the paint and supplies we request.

We already have four groups interested in adopting blocks including a local group of neighbors, Monsignor Farrell, St. Peters and the Young Republicans who will be adopting Forest Ave between Hart and Richmond. We will be finalizing the details on the rest next week.

Unfortunately we have not heard back from Home Depot, Lowes, Target or any of the other foundations or businesses that we have approached for support or participation. We will keep the pressure on.

We are still waiting call backs from the SIEDC, the Chamber of Commerce and the Staten Island Board of Realtors. There are numerous abandoned buildings including multiple gas stations that we cannot clean because we cannot contact property owners for waivers. WE COULD USE HELP

We will be presenting at the Staten Island Life Member Club at noon on Monday and at the 123 Community Council on Tuesday night at 8:00 PM.




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