Karen Geiger's Fundraising Page

Burlington City Arts

Art From the Heart Valentine's Event

Burlington, Vermont

Karen Geiger's Fundraising Page

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

Art from the Heart was started in 1994 by Abby Rose, and is modeled after the Harlem Art Studio in Harlem NY. The goals of this program are to facilitate self-expression with recovering children. Our philosophy is simple and direct: allow children to grow and heal through their own creative process.

A group of wonderful volunteers bring a copious amount of art supplies up to the children on Baird 5, the inpatient pediatric's ward of Fletcher Allen Hospital. Once there, the volunteers transform the children's playroom into a temporary art studio. For those who must stay in bed, the volunteers offer bedside painting.

Art from the Heart's official partnership with Fletcher Allen began when it became a program of Burlington City Arts in 1997 and has remained strong ever since. Each year, the program showcases the young artists' work by producing an assortment of greeting cards that can be pre-ordered for the holiday season or a special occasion. Art from the Heart also exhibits patient's work several times throughout the year, where families of participating children, donors, volunteers and administrations from BCA and Fletcher Allen come together to celebrate the children, volunteers, and the art of healing.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. Plus, by donating $25 or more, you qualify for a raffle ticket! Follow this link to see a full list of prizes; http://www.burlingtoncityarts.com/programs/artfromtheheart/

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

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