Imagine a world without play
In the hospitals we work with in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, some of the children have to stay a long time while they try to recover. Many well children spend long hours waiting while relatives are cared for. Imagine being a child in a hospital where the resources are so scarce, there isn’t enough to spare for crayons, let alone a place to really play.
These children long for a place to engage and slowly strengthen their minds and bodies, a place to be free to escape their troubles through imagination, a place to safely pass the time among peers- a place to be kids.
Through our ArtHeals program, Artists For Charity has formed a partnership with a hospital that sees tens of thousands of children each year who could hugely benefit from a safe place to play and heal. The hospital has space for a playground, and we have a skilled and dedicated volunteer, Mr. Jim mcComb, to build it.
With the help of Kids Around The World, a non-profit dedicated to providing play areas to underserved children across the globe, we have the opportunity to install a safe, extremely durable playground onsite- a project that will serve tens of thousands of children who need it.
But we can’t do it without help. We need supporters who believe in the power of play and childhood to come forward, to help us raise the funds to get the equipment and tools we need where they are needed.
Artists for Charity (AFC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations towards this project are tax-deductible. You can support in the name of a child that is special to you, or a place that made your childhood magical. You can be a part of bringing laughter and joy into a place of suffering and sadness. Together, we can help heal through play.