For Love And Art

Rating: 4.94 stars   51 reviews

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Location: 4848 Lemmon Avenue Dallas TX 75219 USA

Mission: The For Love & Art project puts digital photo books, or "artbooks" into the hands of people with limited mobility who simply cannot make the trip to a museum to take in the beauty of the art therein.
Target demographics: Hospice patients, Those with Limited Mobility, Seniors, Elderly in wheelchairs, Those with End of life issues, Assisted Living residents, Nursing Home patients, Senior Home Patients, Hospitals
Direct beneficiaries per year: VA Hospitals in various cities
Geographic areas served: All over the world.
Programs: Docent program: A company or team leader puts together a group of donators to gather 500.00 & choose a local hospital or hospice to dedicate the purchased digital artbook in memory of a love one or someone special with end of life issues.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Christian Care Senior Living Community in Mesquite, Texas, is grateful for the Love and Passion that Mark Lombard and his volunteers have shared with our Assisted Living Residents. The attention that our residents give to the Art that is shared is breath taking and memorable. To listen to our residents ask questions about the art and share their life experiences with the group is very special. The Love of Art Discussion group has become a monthly event in our Assisted Living. Praying for this Community partnership to become a lifetime event for our Senior Residents. Sharing and Caring for the Love of Art is so very important to us all, no matter what the age.
Thank You, Cynthia Evans, Activities and Special Events for Bentley Assisted Living, Christian Care Senior Living Community, Mesquite, Texas

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The most important aspect of any museum is engaging the community. This program allows seniors and those with disabilities to also enjoy the finer and better things in life. I think this is a wonderful and much needed program that shows interest in maintaining the arts and compassion to the community.

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I have served as Director of a Hospice, Executive Director of a Hospice Foundation and on the board of a Hospice Foundation and this is one of the most impactful, exciting projects I have ever seen for making a real difference in the quality of life of terminal patients. Even the research supports the difference art makes in quality of life for people living out the end of their life. However, more than the reduction of pain medicine and the relief of stress from pain and suffering, there is the sheer joy experienced by patients when they are transported out of their limited circumstances to a world of color, and vibrancy, and peace and tranquility in the pictures shared on the book. We are excited to expand this project in Northeastern Oklahoma by purchasing additional books to make available to all area hospice volunteers.

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Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2014

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As an Executive Director in the industry as well as a patient and hospice advocate, I have seen first hand the magic that is created through the "For Love and Art" organization. Bringing art from around the world to the bedside of a terminally ill patient can enhance the patient's mood, emotions & other psychological states. Using art with individuals suffering from cognitive deficit diseases can ignite interaction that is often dormant in the heart, mind & soul. My organization received the "For Love and Art" book as a gift & our staff and volunteers had an invaluable tool that they could literally take to the bedside to engage the patient in a way. The Board of Directors for this organization is passionate, creative & dedicated to enhancing the lives of patients who are ill by bringing works of art from around the world.

For Love and Art is such a blessing to healthcare organizations and patients alike. It is my prayer that this organization may see continued success and a real feeling of accomplishment as they touch thousands of individuals for many years to come.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2014

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As a physician I interact daily with patients confronting death and dying. Too often they have feelings of fear, loneliness and even abandonment. The virtual museum artbook gives persons with limited mobility the opportunity to experience peace, comfort and happiness. Perhaps for a brief moment they can reminisce about the joys and happy times in their lives and be known, loved and honored for a life well lived.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them out to more hospice organizations.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has been a partner with this organization since its' inception. Our visitors come every year to share in the common human experience of seeing the beauty of a moment through an artist’s eyes, to sense the forces that combine to give the artist the ability to translate his or her inspiration into a form that can be valued by others. In this case, FLaA uses the power of art to help folks who are unable to visit the museum feel the same thing that the artist felt. To understand an emotion, to revisit a cherished memory, to laugh at a shared joke, to escape the commonplace and replace it with the extraordinary, to provide a moment of respite from pain or despair or fear of what is coming. Sharing the moment makes it even more meaningful.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I helped to provide direction for the website's hosting environment, mission, marketing and over all web visibility. I provided small donations here and there & volunteered my time. I witnessed the donation money purchase a digital artbook that was placed into the hands of volunteers at the VA Hospital in Dallas. It is truly remarkable how these veterans saw something for themselves in these art master pieces and came to life again!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them get more donor dollars.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

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Truth beauty and goodness are ways we transend our ordinary daily experiences and conect with the eternal within ourselves and others. For Live and Art re-connects those who are at the end of life with the art experience allowing them to transcend their daily experience. As a nurse working in hospitals we know by incorporating works or art and nature we reduce the stress levels of those who enter our facilities - For Love and Art is transforming the experience of those who are seen by hospice volunteers who take these digital works of art to the patients as they visit and share with them the experience of art, connecting together easing the suffering and sharing joyful moments.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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The For Love & Art Project is a true blessing; the art books give our volunteers the opportunity to connect with their patients and experience art in a completely new way. For the patient who can phyically no longer walk the gallery of a museum; we can now bring the beuatiful art to them. For the patient who never went to a musuem; they can now see what they have missed.

The art book allows all patients to learn, grow, enjoy and even love art in a more intimate way. Being able to share so many works of art, there is no doubt that each patient can find at least on work that speaks to their soul. When that one piece is found the patient and volunteer have the freedom to talk about it and share what it means to them. They create a new memory, a new bond, and prove that no matter what your age or circumstance; art can enrich your life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Using the art book with the volunteers and patients at Lion Hospice.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase awarness and funding so that more art books are available to be shared with others.

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