Below you will find our latest activities and events.
Art is a wonderful way for children to express themselves and help improve communication and concentration. It has also been shown to lead to increases in self-esteem, confidence, and self-awareness.
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Grades K-6 (6-7pm)
Grades 7-12 (7:15-8:15pm)
Our Love In All Shades Initiative will run from February 1 - February 28.
Why: The purpose of the Love In All Shades Initiative is to celebrate Black History, diversity, and the beauty of our differences. Our differences make this world a beautiful place and EVERYONE is worthy of representation - and to understand that no matter the shade of our skin we all deserve to love and be loved.
What: We will be collecting multicultural markers and crayons along with other art supplies to put into art kits which will be given to children in foster care. Art is a wonderful way for children to express themselves and we want to give that opportunity to them. Art has been shown to benefit people of all ages by improving communication and concentration and can help reduce feelings of isolation. It has also been shown to lead to increases in self-esteem, confidence, and self-awareness.
Who: Children in foster care will benefit from the art kits, they will also have the opportunity to participate in a contest celebrating Black History Month. They can submit a coloring page drawing outlining someone in Black History who inspires them. The winners will be included in our coloring packet which will be put into our art kits alongside other local artists from The Union for Contemporary Art. So cool!
How: The community can get involved by collecting art supplies found on Foster Love’s Amazon Wishlist, purchasing a Love In All Shades t-shirt found on our website, or donating monetarily to purchase art supplies for the kits and helping fund our free art classes starting in March.
JOIN US IN SPREADING LOVE AND ART!
Free art kits will be available at Artsy Kids classes and after March 22 for any child in foster care. If you are interested in an art kit or you're a case manager or foster care specialist looking to gift art kits to your families, please contact us.
We are offering care packages for new placements. Care packages include a few outfits, undergarments, and socks along with some extra goodies to give a child a little hope and love during their difficult days. We fill requests on Fridays. We will arrange a pick-up location at a neutral site.