Friday, March 16, 2012

Crafting for a Cure

As you know, we at Charity Wings love to highlight the incredible work that others are doing.  This quarter, we want to introduce you to Crafting for a Cure.

Crafting for a Cure is a Canadian-based agency (because our readers are global - yay!) who strives to make "scary" hospital visits for kids into a positive experience.  They focus a lot of their scope of work on crafting with kids.  Let's face it...many of us use art as therapeutic release, so it makes absolute sense that children, who are in the most creative phase of human life, would thrive and respond to this type of programming. 

Here's a little more from their website about what they do and how you can support.  Click on their logo above to visit their webpage!

Through product donations, we create and supply craft-kits that are currently used in Emergency rooms, clinic treatment rooms and operating waiting rooms. These craft-kits are used as a fun creative distraction to help pass the time. We also supply other crafts, toys, DVD's and teen appropriate gifts to the children in the hospital. We donate these to the hospitals to be used as an incentive program for the children, example - if the child needs to brush their teeth, walk, eat their food or just smile. 

Help Crafting for a Cure by sending supplies. Here is a list of what they may need: 
  • Stickers - new in package please
  • Boondoggle /  gimp
  • Melting beads
  • Wooden stuff to paint - frames
  • Pillow cases
  • Craft Kits
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils

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