Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year from Trash Mash-Up

As 2008 comes to a close, Jessie and I would like to thank you for your support over the past three years. 2008 brought many amazing gifts and opportunities for Trash Mash-Up. TMU continued its fun and educational workshops serving children in San Francisco’s most underserved neighborhoods. We have also created new international relationships. We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the highlights.

--TMU performed in the 30th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade, celebrating world cultures with over 80 participating organizations and witnessed by over 80, 000 people.
--TMU hosted over 16 workshops, was a part of 7 parades, and exhibited in 6 galleries and expositions.
--TMU was featured as a City CarShare “Members Making a Difference!” Bridget and Jessie have been members since 2002 and often use City CarShare cars to travel to workshop, parades and conferences.

--COSTA RICA. August 2008, TMU collaborates with SF State and PRETOMA, a sea turtle conservation organization, in Costa Rica providing a month of art and ecology projects.

--FRANCE. TMU was profiled by EcoCitizens of the World in their project sponsored by the United Nations, UNESCO, the French State and Terre d’Humanite. We were one of three organizations representing the United States.

--AUSTRALIA. TMU participated in the Million Puppet Project as a part of UNIMA Congress and the World Puppetry Festival in Australia. 12 trash puppets were submitted to help break the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Puppet Display (now at 18, 585 puppets).

There are many ways in which you can support the work of Trash Mash-Up. Each gift is important and makes a difference in our success.

TMU is always in need of volunteers. Individuals who are interested in participating in workshops and parades should contact us by email at trashmashup@gmail.com

Don’t know what to do with all that left over holiday wrapping paper and decorations? TMU would love to receive your festive decorations. Check out TMU’s website at Get Involved for more information on how to donate unrecycled items.

Purchase a one-of-a-kind TMU T-shirt, originally designed and silk screened by Jessie McCracken! TMU’s boutique is full of colorful, gently used T-shirts of all sizes. The T-shirts are $15-$20, sliding scale plus shipping and handling. Email trashmashup@gmail.com to order.

We look forward to continuing our urban tradition where others are inspired to see each other and our environment in a new way. We truly believe that together we can use less and reuse more. Thank you for your support.

Best Wishes and Happy New Year!!
Bridget & Jessie McCracken