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Kids Impact Community: Art Kits for Caring Kids
July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Help bring joy to our “grandfriends” living in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities throughout the Milwaukee area by having your children make artwork.
Coronavirus has left so many of our elderly community members feeling alone. Due to needed isolation for their own health and safety, facilities are limiting visitors again. Our playgroups at these facilities have been canceled indefinitely and they miss seeing our kids’ happy faces while having fun, playing games, and doing crafts. Artwork created by our kids and photos of them can bring great joy in what can feel like dark times. So many of our kids enjoy doing art projects. Now they can hang on someone else’s wall to make them smile.
Kids will complete three projects using the materials supplied in KIC’s art kit. Participants are encouraged to add any of their own special touches to the projects to make them unique and special in ways that only kids can! We loved to see the kids’ creativity with each month’s art projects. Feel free to dig into your own art and craft supplies to add this personality.
You will pick up a storage bag that will contain supplies and directions for three projects. Details of the projects and pictures of examples of completed projects will be provided in the follow-up email you will receive after signing up.
The recipients of the artwork would love to receive a photo of your child(ren) and/or a note to accompany their artwork if you are comfortable with that.
Kids will have the opportunity to tap into their creativity and help fill the walls of Milwaukee nursing and assisted living facilities.
Kids will learn that something they create can bring joy to others.
When and Where
Pick up a prepared Art Kit from the front porch box at 5524 N Diversey Blvd., Whitefish Bay on July 9 or July 17 from noon to 9 p.m.
Return completed artwork in the storage bag to the same address on July 24 any time before 6 p.m. Projects can be turned in any day between the pickup and drop off dates.
Participant Cap: We will have 20 Art Kits prepared for July. If you are unable to get one of the KIC Art Kits, feel free to create any of your own artwork and drop it off at the same address by July 24. Please indicate how many art kits you would like during registration by registering the number of people that matches the number of art kits you need (for example, if you have two children and you want two kits, only fill out the information for two people on the registration form). A follow-up email will be sent out to confirm the requested number of kits and provide more information on/photos of the art projects.
Age: All ages
Materials: Scissors, glue, paint, stapler, and crayons/markers. Use your own craft supplies at home to enhance your projects.
Creativity is encouraged! If your family would like to participate but is in need of any supplies, please let Kristin Sherman know after receiving the follow-up email and KIC can supply your family with these materials.
Questions: Please contact Kristin Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.