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August 9, 2009

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August 9, 2009

I have personally witnessed the work OLAC has done in the schools and communities. Ed White and his staff are bringing art to those who greatly benefit from it, especially children who have special needs. The hands-on approach that is used gets everyone involved and expands the recipients' horizons. In a time when the arts are being cut back in schools, this program fulfills a need in a very positive manner.

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

the help they have given to special needs children through their intuitive art program.

Ways to make it better...

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

like to enlarge OLAC so that the outreach of the program could be expanded. Unfortunately, this takes more funds.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the excitement on the faces of the children involved.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring, organized, and professional.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach even more children in more areas, thus incrasing the healing through art.

Ways to make it better...

the program could be expanded to include even more children.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding and expansion of the program.

One thing I'd also say is that...

art is truly a healing tool, especially for children who have difficulties dealing with the pressures of life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 6, 2009

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August 6, 2009

Oak Lake Art Center’s (OLAC) approach of using art as medicine and teaching the healing powers it can offer through hands on experiences is awesome. From gardening to painting to learning about the indigenous peoples, Ed and his dedicated staff are doing incredible work both at their site and in the communities that they reach out to. They give the opportunity for individuals that have had or are going through physical, emotional and mental trauma the ability to assist themselves in their own healing process by providing an outlet for creativity, knowledge and respect of the past, and optimism for growth in the future. OLAC is a tremendous non-profit organization that with your help can continue to reach those in need. I encourage you to check out all their great work by visiting their outstanding website (www.oaklakeartcenter.org) and signing up for their wonderful newsletter. GET INVOLVED…YOU TOO CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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

the people that they have helped.

Ways to make it better...

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

reach out to more groups and organizations in need of their services.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the hands on experience they provided.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding, extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help make life better for those struggling to find something good in their own lives.

Ways to make it better...

we had more time to enjoy all the aspects of what they offer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

spreading their message and being able to provide more people the experience. The more that know about and understand what it is they are doing and how much of a positive impact in can have on a person's life, the more they will end up helping.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this is a tremendous organization that with additional expose and funding could reach and help more people that need it the most!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 6, 2009

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August 6, 2009

OLAC is run by long time friend and art mentor, ED White. Not only is Ed a nationally known artist and sculptor but he played Professional football for the San Diego Chargers and Minnesota Vikings for 18 years earning All-Pro status on both teams. With the help of a wonderful staff, Ed imparts his love of art and ties that to our roots in Mother Earth. OLAC is dedicated to kids of all ages and economic means. The Center is located West of San Diego, high in the mountains near Julian, Ca.. Overnight facilities are available in a beautiful campground stressing Native Indian lore and their love of Mother Nature and our ties to the Earth. I urge one and all to look up Oak Lake Art Center. They are doing a terific job and touching the minds and hearts of many kids who might never had the chance to explore their potential.

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

the newsletters. Cant honestly give first hand report until I actually go back and teach an art class myself.

Ways to make it better...

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

beg Ed White to run it for me.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have seen it grow from an inspired idea to a thriving reality.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

school teachers, nationally acclaimed professional artists, carpenters, landscapers, retired professional athletes and some wonderful "common folk" that just wanted to help.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fill the ranks of American artists for the next 10 generations.

Ways to make it better...

I could have stayed longer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the fact that the Center is nestled high in the mountains. As in any heavily forested area, the threat of fire is always paramount.

One thing I'd also say is that...

it is a pleasure and honor to be able to recommend the Oak Lake Art Center.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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