An anonymous friend has given Mint Hill Arts an important challenge grant of $10,000.

This means that for every dollar the group raises (up to $10,000) it will be matched by this donor. Meeting this challenge means MH Arts willMint Hill Times have raised $20,000, which is a great start for their 2012 goal of $50,000.
The group said in a statement, “We realize that these are challenging financial times for many. This is also true for Mint Hill Arts. Although we have no salaried staff and rely exclusively on volunteers, there are ongoing operating expenses such as rent, utilities and supplies that we simply must cover to remain viable and provide the services and programs enjoyed by members.”
MH Arts said they have plans for significant improvements to their facility, but annual operating funds are their first priority. That’s why this challenge grant is so important to them.
You can donate at the gallery where cash, personal checks and credit cards are accepted on Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. You can also send a check to Mint Hill Arts, 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227. Make checks payable to Mint Hill Arts and indicate “Matching 10K Donation” on the Notes line. Also online with Paypal or credit card.
For more information, contact the gallery at 980-226-5532.”