February GreenApples Charity: Art with a Heart in Healthcare

In honor of American Heart Month, we chose a charity that touched our hearts to be featured as our GreenApples Charity of the Month for February 2010. ART with a HEART in HEALTHCARE, INC. is a nonprofit organization that provides professionally-guided, personalized art experiences to enhance the healing process and bring comfort, joy, and hope to patients and families in crisis.

Founded in Jacksonville in 2001, Art with a Heart in Healthcare is the only organization in the area dedicated exclusively to arts in healing.  They work in partnership with Wolfson Childrens Hospital to assist a patient’s healing by helping to relieve stress, connect mind, body and spirit, and humanize the hospital’s high tech atmosphere.  The program also motivates a sense of purpose and a positive outlook, helps build self-esteem and self-confidence.

Since inception they have empowered more than 20,000 seriously ill and hospitalized children to embark on their personal healing journey through art.  You can help us help more children by donating cash & change at the register. Every $10 raised will purchase art supplies for one child in need. Thank you in advance for your support!

For more information on Art with a Heart in Healthcare, visit their website or call 306-0390.

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