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Fundred Dollar Bill Project at Leverett & Washington elementary schools

Posted by Aimee on April 9, 2009 10:10 AM | (Not Filed) |

fundred.pngLeverett & Washington elementary schools will be participating in the Fundred Dollar Bill Project the week of April 20th, sponsored by the University of Arkansas Art Department.  The Fundred Dollar Bill Project is raising local and national awareness of the hidden problems of lead pollution in New Orleans through the production of "Fundred Dollar Bills" - original interpretations of US one hundred dollar bills hand drawn by school children and community members across the US. 

The Fundred Dollar Bill Project is an innovative artwork made of millions of drawings.  This creative collective action is intended to support Operation Paydirt, an extraordinary art/science project uniting three million children with educators, scientists, health care professionals, designers, urban planners, engineers, and artists.  Together they are working to make safe the lead-polluted soil of New Orleans that places thousands of children at risk for severe learning disabilities and behavioral problems, including violent crime.

Leverett Elementary will also be a collection center for Fayetteville.

For more information: http://fundred.org