What is Art Camp Gives Back?
Thank you for your interest in our Art Camp Gives Back Program! The Art Camp is passionate about giving back to non-profit organizations whose focus is on giving children a safe, fun, space for them to grow, express themselves freely and creatively. For the past years 12 years we have partnered up our favorite non-profit organizations to work together to bring a better tomorrow. In 2020, Elizabeth (Valley) and Ashley (Agoura) the owners of the Art Camp had to close our doors to an in person camp due to COVID-19, but we still wanted to find a way to be of service and give back in another way during these times.
After brainstorming ideas, we birthed Art Camp Gives Back! We are SO proud to launch our official donation based Art Classes as another extension of camp through Zoom at this time. Every class we offer through our ART CAMP GIVES BACK Program, 100% of the donations will go to a different children's charity that we'd like to help.
We have always believed in the power of paying it forward. It's our mission work. Elizabeth's birthday is every summer on July 16th and she works hard organizing and fundraising money through her friends and amazing donors, for Art Kits for the non-profit organization Worthy of Love. Worthy of Love's mission is to remind children that the day they were born was the most important day, and to remind them that they are loved. These birthday parties are hosted every last Thursday of the month for the homeless children that live at the Union Rescue Mission in Skid Row in Downtown, Los Angeles and in Hope Gardens in Sylmar. Elizabeth and the Art Camp crew has been part of this organization for a few years now, and we are excited to continue our partnership. She has become the Muralist of Love!
To learn more information about this AMAZING organization check out their website at: www.worthyoflove.net or click on the banner below.
Another non-profit orgnization so close to our hearts is Camp Del Corazon! Camp Del Corazon provides a summer camp experience for children with heart disease at Catalina Island every summer. They are such a phenomenol program, and we thank ALL our Camp Families that purchase popscicles every summer. Our ice cream program that's led by our JCIT/CIT Directors and JCIT/CIT's helps to fundraise over $20,000 every summer between our Valley and Agoura Campuses. All the money we have raised every summmer goes to cover camp tuition for a child to go to this special camp experience with volunteer Doctors and Nurses.
To learn more information about this AMAZING organization check out their website at: www.campdelcorazon.org or click on the banner below.
Other AMAZING Charities we have found to help support during the pandemic were:
Chelsea's Charity officially kicked off when Chelsea asked her guests at her 10th birthday party to bring art supplies as a donation in lieu of gifts for herself. Chelsea has a desire to support children and help them know that art is a start to healing, expression, communicating and so much more!
Children Striving Together-https://www.childrenstrivingtogether.org/
Their mission is to support at-risk children as well as children in the community by providing them with quality services to foster their growth as individuals. They plan on doing so by offering enrichment programs based on the children’s interests which may include art, sports, music, dance, volunteer opportunities, high school and college prep workshops and many more. Their programs will continue to grow and evolve based on the needs and interests of the children as well as provide an outlet for children to explore their talents. It is their goal to help at-risk children and the children in the community realize that their struggles and obstacles don’t have to determine their life but that they can overcome adversity with help and hard work.
In 2012 Kehli and Terence Berry created 1 Shine Youth, a non profit organization committed to providing quality youth programming to the youth of Compton, Long Beach and surrounding cities. With a passion for youth development, leadership, and performing arts, they provided a safe-haven to keep the youth off of the streets and provided resources for them to help them to enhance the quality of their life as they matriculate into young adulthood.