All Press Releases for October 28, 2014

Art Therapy Program for Kids Seeks Donations to Expand Reach Around the Country

Art Bags for Kids, a non-profit art therapy program for children who are either limited to their home due to illness or disability, or are not able to regularly participate in social or school art programs, is seeking donations in hopes of expanding.



"Each of our goodie bags is filled with fun art supplies of paint, crayons, markers, and craft items like felt, buttons and yarn which allow children create their own masterpieces," says Frisbee.

    OSTERVILLE, MA, October 28, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Art Bags for Kids organization, founded by Osterville resident, author and artist, Christine Frisbee, has a mission to spread the magic healing power of art by supplying deserving children with the tools to have fun, use their imagination and create art in their own space. Art bags filled with age-appropriate supplies are donated to local hospitals and organizations that are able to distribute them to children who can benefit from a healthy dose of creativity and fun. Frisbee's hope is that the power of art is both healing and motivational for children in their otherwise limiting situations.

"Each of our goodie bags is filled with fun art supplies of paint, crayons, markers and paper as well as craft items like felt, buttons and yarn. There are project ideas to help get the creative juices flowing, which allow children create their own masterpieces," says Frisbee. "Young artists also can submit their artwork to the Art Bags for Kids website for publication and to share positive feedback amongst a caring community of children in similar situations."

In the last year Art Bags for Kids has donated supplies to the Pedi Pal program at Hope Health Hospice of Cape Cod. More recently, in hopes of expanding their healing reach, the organization has also donated supplies to several hospitals, including Yale-New Haven Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. The Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation of New Jersey is providing Art Bags to siblings of cancer patients and to children at The Ronald McDonald House of New York. Frisbee hopes to continue to reach children across the US and spread the healing power of art.

The organization is presently looking for donations of art supplies, new fabric, felt, ribbon, buttons and twine to include in the donated bags of supplies. Corporate sponsors can have their logo added to the art bags and website. Supplies can be sent directly to the organization's Founder at the following address: Christine Frisbee, Art Bags for Kids, PO Box 445, Osterville, MA 02655.

For more information or if you would like Frisbee to be on your talk radio show please contact the Christine Frisbee at Christine@ArtBagsForKids.com. Christine would like to be contacted if you know of an organization that can benefit from Art Bags. You can see more about the program by visiting the organization's website at www.ArtBagsForKids.com.

About Art Bags for Kids: Art Bags for Kids is a non-profit organization that was created in order to bring the healing power of the arts to children who crave to do something creative with their spare time while either coping with an illness or disability, or who are not able to regularly interact with other children. The organization's goal is to enjoy art and communing with other kids by creating an interactive space to share their personal creations and build confidence and healing through sharing. www.ArtBagsforKids.com.

About Christine Frisbee: Christine Frisbee is an author, artist, speaker and local resident of Osterville, MA. Her background lies in pediatric cancer research, funding and support through her foundation, The Richard D. Frisbee III Foundation, created in memory of her son, Rich, who passed away from leukemia several years ago. Frisbee also had the benefit of working directly with and supporting seriously ill children and their families at Yale-New Haven Hospital while in her role as Coordinator of the Unrelated Donor Program and Administrator of the Bone Marrow Program. Her book, Day By Day, written about how illness can affect siblings in both stressful but positive ways, along with her other work in the field of pediatric cancer research and support, have motivated her to found art therapy program, Art Bags for Kids.

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