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Art teacher helps to make the world a little brighter for students

Posted at 10:55 PM, Apr 15, 2020

MEDINA, Ohio — You might have seen wooden boxes across Northeast Ohio filled with books,or even food, that people can take if they are in need.

Well, there is something different in Medina.

“I thought what else could we put in there? Being an art teacher, art supplies, why not,” said Chauncey Widder.

Widder is an elementary school art teacher who teaches roughly 400 students.

She learned some of her students did not have the tools they needed to finish the art lessons she assigned, so she decided to help. Her message is take what you need, leave what you can.

Widder is trying to make the world a brighter place by helping one child at a time put pencil to paper and create.

“There is no wrong in doing art. You can make your mark however you want,” said Widder.