give tucson 20


august 2015

For Tucson's 240th Birthday we commemorated the special day by asking the community to do something for our city for 20 minutes.

People were encouraged to find a way to bless or serve the city, whether it be volunteer work, cleaning up a mess, giving someone a ride, etc. For our project, we partnered with Serve Tucson to create four more interactive "Why I Love Where I Live" murals to be hung at local elementary schools that matched the mural from our first community event and celebration. One of the schools, Pueblo Gardens K-8 School, had students write essays about why they love where they live, helping them to focus on the beauty and good they saw in their neighborhood, school, and city. Those students were then invited to write directly on the canvas of the mural hanging in the courtyard at their school.