//Turner Center welcomes new children’s book, art supply pantry to the Art Park

Turner Center welcomes new children’s book, art supply pantry to the Art Park

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Photo: (l-r) Harlee Webb, Turner Center art education administrator; Evelyn Soshnik; Julia Soshnik; Sementha Mathews, Turner Center executive director.

New non-profit organization creates book and art pantry in the Art Park for children in the community to have access to materials.


Jevelia Co. is a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that created the Page-Turners & Paints Pantry, which can be found in the Art Park at 605 N. Patterson St. The Page-Turners & Paints Pantry is the brain-child of Julia (12) and Evelyn (10) Soshnik who attend Valwood School.

The Page-Turners & Paints Pantry was built by Mr. Clint Smith, Physical Plant Director at Valwood School, and is kept well-stocked with children’s books and art supplies. The Pantry is re-stocked every seven to 10 days or when supplies get really low.

The Page-Turners & Paints Pantry at the Turner Center Art Park.

“We both love to read and express ourselves through art,” said Julia. “We want to share that joy with children in our community who don’t have easy access to those materials.”

Jevelia Co., a combination of the sisters’ names, was created so monetary donations, which will fund future purchases of books and supplies for the Page-Turners & Paints Pantry, can be accepted and are tax deductible for the donors.

“In addition,” said Evelyn, “there is a donation box inside the Turner Center for anyone who wishes to give new or gently used books or art supplies to the Pantry. We are so thankful for everyone’s generosity.”

If you wish to make a monetary donation, please mail to Jevelia Co., 703 Pine Point Circle, Valdosta, GA 31602. To learn more about the Page-Turners & Paints Pantry, visit ‘Instagram @PageTurnersAndPaintsPantry’ or visit the Pantry in the northeast corner of the Turner Center Art Park.