Since Thursday, mallrats visiting Citic Plaza on Nanjing road may have noticed the greeting card and painting exhibit on the ground floor, right across from McDonald’s. We were struck by how atypically childlike the artwork was, and then we found out why: they were all produced by children. The event is called the “Share Your Love” Art Charity program and is organized and hosted by the SMIC Private School in Pudong. We’ll let the website speak to the rest:
This is a meaningful initiative where students’ works are put up for exhibition and sale and all proceeds collected go to the Shanghai Red Cross Society to help disadvantaged children.
Through this program, not only do we hope to assist disadvantaged children, we also want to teach our school children to be more environmentally friendly and at the same time, offer families an opportunity to appreciate what they have and share their blessings.
Normally Shanghaiist is a miser who hisses at small children on the street, but we were taken with the environmentally friendly shopping bags and snapped up all the ones with pandas painted on them. Since we’re now officially philanthropists, we thought we’d go all the way and encourage our dear readers to go for a good cause. Today’s the last day and we apologize for the late notice, but if you’re in the area and are imbued by the spirit of Christmas giving, you may want to stop by and check it out. The event will be open until 10 pm tonight at Citic Square, 1168 Nanjing West Road (Exit at Shi Men Yi Road Station on Subway Line 2).