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AFC Volunteer Raising Funds To Help Us Build A Safe Place To Play

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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.  

 For more information on how you can help AFC and Jim make this dream a reality, please CLICK HERE! 
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Thank you, Sheraton employees!

For years, children at the AFC home have excelled through the wonderful benefit of private school education, thanks to the sponsorship of employees at the Sheraton Hotel of Addis Ababa.

Now, AFC extends a special thanks to Sheraton’s financial manager, Mr Praba, who has just funded 229 books for the Artists For Charity library!  These books will be available to the children at the home, and also the children in our outreach program. We know this resource will provide big opportunities for all of our children.  Thank you!

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New books arriving at AFC!

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Thank You LA!

AFC had an amazing event in LA! 

We are so thankful for such a wonderful network of supporters.  A huge thank you to our sponsors-

Ethio Cali

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Tito’s Handmade Vodka2_96260175_3

Perrier Water

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Lagunitas Beer


Azla Vegan Ethiopian Food


Thanks to these businesses with a heart for what we do, our donors were able to have the best of the best in food, drinks, and music at the lovely Viola! gallery in Los Angeles.  It was a night of fun, awareness, and support.  By the end of it, we certainly felt that the AFC family had grown by leaps and bounds.  It took a team of very dedicated volunteers to make it happen, and a group of passionate supporters to make it a success.  Not to mention all the talented artists who have used their art to create hope by giving through AFC.  Thank you to everyone who participated!  Our LA Art Auction fundraiser was a success, and it will make such a difference in the lives of the AFC children and youths.  What a great event!

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