Looking for a way to recycle office paper? Why not give it to a child to draw a picture of Mickey Mouse?
A pre-school is offering businesses in Cayman a chance to help children with their colouring and drawing while helping the environment at the same time.
Kids Adventures Pre-school is appealing to offices to donate paper that has at least one side blank, so children can use it to paint and draw.
‘We have already received some from four local businesses but I feel this is a way the schools can at least provide the necessary paper for the children to colour and write on without the pre-school owners having to make a decision on what to cut out of the budget now that cost of living is eating into their ability to give proper supplies to the children.
‘As well, it helps our island reduce paper usage and waste. We are hoping to collect a large amount of paper to be able to share with the other schools,’ said Cheyenna Stewart, president of Kids Adventures Parent-Teacher Association.
The pre-school is looking for scrap paper measuring 8.5in by 11in which the children can use for colouring, painting and drawing.
If a large amount of paper is collected, Kids Adventures will share it with other pre-schools in the area.
The pre-school is distributing flyers entitled ‘Help Us Go Green’. The flyer which is being distributed to businesses gives details of the type of paper needed, contact information and, endearingly, a group shot of the kids at Kids Adventures who will benefit from a big new supply of colouring and drawing paper.
The pre-school is in the process of trying to find new premises. It recently hit the headlines when planning permission for a new premises was turned down and the pre-school found itself in dire need of a new home.
It is appealing the decision and in the meantime is housed in a temporary location.
For more details on the pre-school’s campaign to provide its children with ‘green’ paper, contact Ms Stewart on 939 8282 or the pre-school on 949 2586.