WHEN WE FREELY GIVE, WE TRULY RECEIVE.
Raised by two YMCA directors, I was brought up with the understanding that giving back to the community is an essential part of living and breathing.
As a reflection of this core value, and to further support much-needed arts funding, I am thrilled to donate 5% percent of all total revenue generated from my Online Courses to two Portland-based non-profit organizations: The Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) and p:ear.
I believe deeply in the work that each of these organizations is doing to bring the healing power of art to children in need, and I’m honored to support their mission and vision.
Thank you to all my online students for helping me make these gifts possible. Find out more about the amazing work CHAP and p:ear are doing below.
CHILDREN’S HEALING ART PROJECT (CHAP)
CHAP is a wonderful nonprofit in Portland, Oregon that brings the healing power of art to children + families facing medical challenges.
CHAP’s innovative and inclusive healing arts programs are provided free of charge to children, teens and families affected by pediatric illness, disability or special need. CHAP provides Oregon’s only in-and-out of hospital interactive healing arts program.
For more information about CHAP, please visit their website.
p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.
We admire every homeless youth’s intelligence, and capacity for humor and love in the face of great adversity.
On any given day in Portland, there are hundreds of homeless youth on the street. For the individuals affected, homelessness is personally devastating. For our community, the financial and opportunity costs are infinite. Together, as a community, we can work together to create solutions. We can effect lasting, systemic change.
We know it’s possible. How? Our p:ear youth show us every day. At p:ear, we meet today’s needs. We offer love, build trust, and create hope. And then, through mentorship and experience, we support youth on their journey to tomorrow.
For more information about p:ear, you can visit their website here.
I believe in the transformational power of creativity, and I’m committed to creating opportunities to make this work more accessible.
If you would like to participate in one of my online courses, but don’t have the resources to do so at this time, please fill out the Scholarship Application below. Those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA, disabled, caretakers, or experiencing extreme hardship will be prioritized.