Art With Heart – Healing Kids Through Creativity

There are many wonderful people out there reaching out to help others through art, creativity and self expression. One of the most important goals of the Illustration Pages site is to help these individuals and organizations raise awareness for their causes.

You might remember not too long ago when we featured seven year old Gwen who sells artwork online that she and her friends create. Her cause is to help a family who lost a devoted wife and loving mother to melanoma cancer. Gwen’s efforts continue today at gwenart.com if you wish to visit and participate.

Back in December of 2009 Artists For Humanity was another one of the many nonprofit organizations featured on Illustration Pages. Artists for Humanity bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing under served youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts.

Today’s feature is an organization that helps over 41,000 young people through the healing power of creativity. Art with Heart is a charitable, nonprofit organization that creates and distributes therapeutic books and offers supportive trainings that are aimed at helping high-risk youth learn to manage their emotions and stress, and express their needs in healthy ways.

Their books are unique in that they combine engaging art with therapies that help youth cope with overwhelming feelings – even in the midst of crisis, such as after a diagnosis of cancer, a natural disaster, or the tragedy of a school shooting. In this way, Art with Heart supports their emotional and social growth, paving the way for success in school and in life.

To explore other nonprofit groups featured on Illustration Pages please click on the “nonprofit” link under Categories in the sidebar. As stated above, helping raise awareness is a major goal of the Illustration Pages site.

If you wish to have an art related, nonprofit organization that is very dear to your heart featured on the IP site simply let us know in the comments section of this article.


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