ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Creative Clay, a non-profit whose vision is to make the arts accessible to all, has been chosen as one of the recipients of an Impact Grant from the new Lucky’s Market, which opens June 6. Located in the former Sears’ building that is adjacent to Tyrone Square Mall, Lucky’s Market offers a vast selection of affordable organic, local, specialty and gluten-free items. The St. Petersburg store will be the 13th Lucky’s Market in Florida and the second in the Tampa Bay area. Lucky’s Market opened a store in Sarasota in Fall 2017.
Creative Clay CEO Kim Dohrman, member artists, staff and board members will be on hand at the inaugural 10 a.m. bacon-cutting ceremony, where she and Creative Clay member artists, will receive the grant award through Lucky’s Community Impact Program. The Impact Grant will provide funding for 32 summer camp scholarships for Art Around the World, Creative Clay’s inclusive summer camp for kids ages six to 12, is in its 10th year.
“Children with disabilities and from low income families often lack access to rich cultural experiences and first rate education in the summer,” said Dohrman. “Creative Clay offers both in an educational arts environment built around acceptance and diversity. We are thankful to Lucky’s Market for their generosity in supporting the children in our community.”
Another non-profit, Edible Peace Patch Project also will receive funds from the Lucky’s Market Impact Grant to support their educational gardens for the upcoming school year.
Other special events planned around the new Lucky’s Market opening include:
- Tasting Fair on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring live music, some of Lucky’s Market’s favorite vendors, delicious food samples and gift basket giveaways.
- Bags for Change through August 18, 2018, shoppers reusing their shopping bags can choose to get a 10-cent credit on their purchase or to send a donation to The Literacy Council of St. Petersburg, Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA) or St. Petersburg Free Clinic.
- June 19 Impact Day in which 10% of one day’s total net sales will go to Tampa Bay Watch launch a new school nursery for the Bay Grasses in Classes, a program that works to restore coastal wetlands while educating students about ecological practices and enhancing science-based curriculums at their schools.
- Lucky’s Loves Local Vendor Fair, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring specialty foods and products from local companies.
Creative Clay’s mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences. We serve people with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, as well as people in healthcare settings, children, veterans, and provide outreach art experiences in our community. Visit www.creativeclay.org.
About Lucky’s Community Impact Program:
Lucky’s Market Community Impact Program is dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities where we live and work by supporting our vendors, their communities and local organizations, addressing vital community needs. With more than a decade of dedicate and hundreds of lives impacted, Lucky’s Markets actively supports youth and education, healthy communities, sustainability and resilience programs in neighborhoods across the country. For more information, please visit https://www.luckysmarket.com/blog/.