Kids Discovery Factory (KDF) distributes Art & Engineering Kits to families in need throughout southeastern Indiana.
The outreach project stemmed from a conversation between Emili Uden, vice president of the KDF board, and a local anonymous donor. Both expressed concern that many area students may not have adequate art and school supplies at home, limiting their experience during time away from school. As a result, the donor offered funds to support KDF’s creation of Art & Engineering Kits to be distributed to families through regional food banks.
Kids Discovery Factory approached the Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) with the idea. BAAC matched the donation, doubling the program’s outreach potential. As a result, the KDF board designed the kits, ordered materials, assembled bags and began to distribute the 300 kits through food pantries in Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin and Ripley counties.
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