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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Human Services, Seniors, Supportive Housing for Older Adults

Mission: To deliver art activities to seniors and disabled adults. Our goals are to foster self-esteem, build friendships and revive the spirit through group art activities.

Results: We have an exhibit of our participants art in the summer of each year. This year our seniors are working towards an exhibit for the Texas capitol (May, 2011).

Target demographics: seniors and disabled adults who reside in nursing homes and those who attend senior activity centers and/or receive a free lunch from the City of Austin/Meals on Wheels (low-income areas of the city)

Direct beneficiaries per year: 400

Geographic areas served: Austin, Texas

Programs: art activities for seniors & disabled adults includes art exhibits and tours of local museums

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Elizabeth186

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volubteered in the past for Mobile Art and am so proud of being a part of this organization and its great work enriching the lives of our elderly friends in our community. Nothing heals the soul more than friendship and creativity. Mobile Art helps our loved ones dealing with Alzheimer's through therapeutic power of art- fostering confidence, empowerment and kindness. This is an invaluable service for which I feel honored that I was once a part of.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently have found myself with extra time on my hands and was encouraged to volunteer with a local art program. I have especially had fun at one of the senior centers and working with a very quite lady. I believe that Theresa and Michael truly live by the Mobile Art Program mission: To deliver art activities to seniors and disabled adults. Our goals are to foster self-esteem, build friendships and revive the spirit through group art activities. I have always enjoyed art and found this is a great way to give back to the Austin community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Recently my fiancé and I have started volunteering with the Mobile Art Program. I am really amazed by the difference the program has made in the lives of the participants. Theresa is truly a blessing in the lives of these people. She and Michael have been some welcoming to us as volunteers and never fail to let us know how appreciative they are. The truth is that the opportunity to give back has been a blessing all in its own. We have gotten so many words of encouragements by the by the individuals we serve because they are truly grateful to have a program like this around. One of the most memorable moments has been seeing these individuals faces lit up when they see the art they have created.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had a great experience working with the Mobile Art Program. You will find few people as caring and dedicated as Theresa. Because of her I have been able to see all the wonderful art work that seniors are able to make.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure of working with Theresa and her pupils three or four times in the last year. Theresa is very dedicated to providing excellent art projects for her students and takes a lot of time gathering materials and prepping for the work sessions. I was hired to assist Theresa with one group of students to create mosaic stepping stones for the courtyard of the community center. Mosaics require quite a few supplies and Theresa had everything ready for students to come in an get involved. They were very enthusiastic for the project and we had a great time creating them. Now only were the students happy about the work we were doing, they were engaged with one another and proud of their work. Theresa had other projects to add to the beautification of the courtyard, and later had a dedication ceremony for the community.