"Building our Community Through the Arts"
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    We are so grateful to have friends like these helping our cause!  “The Great Mac and Chili Challenge” is happening again on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Sherwood Island State Park...
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    On January 14, 2014 the MAS Turtle Shell Fund made a grant of $4500 to the Shelton Elementary School Art Department.  This gift provided funds to support art classes with materials...
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Who are we?

The Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity which seeks to promote the education of young people in art, music, theater, skilled craft and other creative pursuits.

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If you would like to join our team to help a great cause, contact us at info@turtleshellfund.com for more info on how you can help!

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