Austin, TX, August 04, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Taylor Morrison's Austin division is helping to save the Broadway Bound Performing Arts Camp (BBPAC) from serious budget challenges that are threatening its viability. Taylor Morrison recently donated wood and construction supplies and made a financial donation to assist the program.
“We heard about the situation the Broadway Bound Performing Arts Camp is facing,” said Kristin France, sales and marketing manager for Taylor Morrison’s Austin division. “They’d just found out about significant challenges to their budget and were asking for construction supplies to help build theater sets. When we saw the list of items they needed, we knew we were a perfect fit to help them.”
The Broadway Bound Performing Arts Camp (BBPAC) is a part of the regular programming of the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center in Austin, Texas. The camp lasts for 7 weeks and is an educational laboratory for the performing arts. The production affords camp attendees the opportunity to experience a project from beginning to completion.
The program was asking for construction supplies, including two-by-fours, plywood, sheet insulation and nails. Taylor Morrison sales associate John Henion helped head up the effort, gathering most of the materials and using his personal truck to deliver the materials. The majority of the materials were donated from the Taylor Morrison’s Crystal Falls community.
“As soon as we heard about their plight, we started working to round up the items they needed,” France said. “It was really a group effort. Once the word got out that the children needed help, we had several people scouring around for the supplies and loading up a truck to run it over to them.”
“They just dropped off the supplies, and I truly had no words,” said Jennifer Corzine of the Broadway Bound Performing Arts Camp. “I am forever grateful for what the people at Taylor Morrison have done for us.”
The material and financial donations came just in time. The camp’s first dress rehearsal of Willy Wonka was July 16, and without the materials the theater sets could not be completed.
“The donations were a huge help to us,” Corzine said. “We were able to find the scrap metal for our Wonkavator, but we still needed many materials for our other sets.”
Set construction was completed by the all-student tech crew in time for the Broadway Bound Performing Arts Camp’s first dress rehearsal and its three live performances on July 20 and 21.
“We’re very happy to know that our donations are being put to good use, and the kids were able to put on a great performance,” France said.
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About Broadway Bound Performing Arts Camp
The Broadway Bound Performing Arts Camp (BBPAC) is a part of the regular programming of the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center. Registration happens the first Monday in April. BBPAC accepts children 7-12 and 13-15 and is a full-service day camp. The BBPAC camp lasts for 7 weeks and is an educational laboratory for the performing arts. The production affords camp attendees the opportunity to experience a project from beginning to completion. For more information, please contact the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center in Austin, Texas.