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Phone: 714-637-1774
1938 N. Batavia Street Suite B
California 92865

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Target demographics: Children that are hospitalized for treatment of cancer and life threatening illness.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 3,500 children and their families.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help us prepare supplies, art projects, costumes and Bedside Adventure Kits for Arts Adventures!

Geographic areas served: USA

Programs: "Arts Adventures" for children in the hospital, "Bedside Adventure Kits" and "Kids helping Kids".

Discovery Arts brings music, art, dance and drama to children with cancer and life threatening illness while they are in the hospital receiving treatment.

All of our programs and services are completely free of charge to the hospitals, patients and their families.

Discovery Arts was created in 1993 by a group of dedicated arts and entertainment industry professionals who began volunteering their time and talents to bring dance, music, drama and art to children with cancer and serious blood disorders during their hospital stay. For the first several years, Discovery Arts worked informally with the children hospitalized at Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Millers. Based upon the success of our programs and the positive responses from the medical staff, the children and their families, Discovery Arts was formally incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency in 1998 with a mission to expand the delivery of these experiences to many more children in hospitals throughout Southern California.

All of our programs are offered free of charge to the hospitals, patients and families. With support from individuals, corporations, foundations, a committed circle of monthly donors and an enthusiastic corps of volunteers, Discovery Arts now provides Arts Adventures programs to more than 3,500 critically ill children each year. We currently deliver our "Arts Adventures" to the children at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, Millers Children’s Hospital Long Beach, Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Millers, CHOC Children's (Children’s Hospital of Orange County), Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CHOC at Mission and at Mercy Children's Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

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Sarah was diagnosed at 14 months old with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She spent 26 months in treatment only to relapse 11 days later with a rare leukemic infiltrate in the iris of her eye. Sarah would go through another rigorous 28 months of chemo and radiation therapy. With painful treatments and... more »
Our daughter was diagnosed with an adult-form of leukemia when she was 22 mos old. We had a 3 yr old daughter at the time to care for as well. The volunteers at Discovery Arts brought a lot of joy into our month-long hospital stays (for over 6 months!)...coming every Thursday with costumes, face ... more »
Spent December of 2003 in Miller Children's hospital when my son had his 1st brain tumor surgery. Every day was physical therapy and occupational therapy and speech therapy, mandatory school work, nasty medications, needle pokes and IV woes - and most days Yay! a fun Discovery Arts project ... more »
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