When Naomi Martin was 3, she declared, "Mommy, I'm going to have a colouring recital." When her mother, Sarah Martin, asked her what a colouring recital was, Naomi's response was simple. "A colouring recital is where everyone can come and see how good I can colour." Her mother dismissed the idea as cute, but over the next several months, Naomi and her 5 year-old sister, Abigail had it all figured out.
Here was their plan: The sisters asked their parents to rent a theatre to fit all the people who will come and colour with them. When Sarah mentioned that they can't afford to rent a theatre, Naomi persisted, and said, "if people would pay to come see me colour, then we could give the money to kids in Africa that don't have parents, to help take care of them!" Initially, her parents didn't take it seriously, but when Naomi shared that the recital would be a way to help other children, they decided to do it.
That is how “Naomi's Colouring Recital” took root. Ten years later, Naomi is now 14 years-old and her and her friends have raised over $10,000 and are continuing to raise funds and awareness.
This is a fun, family-friendly event where you drop in, make a donation and create some art. Please join us for this great cause on Saturday, March 10th or support Naomi's colouring recital by donating online.