As the National Development Director for The Art of Elysium I have had had the opportunity to witness the impact of the artists and children as they engage with one another exploring their own individual creativity and passion. For the child, in the presence of an artist, they are not alone and they are not identified solely by their illness. They have the opportunity to explore various mediums for expression and find their own voice. For the artist, in the presence of a child, they are reminded of the impact of their art and how critical it is to the healing process. They are truly inspired to make change and create a world that promotes expression and creativity.
Having worked for many non-profit organizations over the course of my career, I can say that The Art of Elysium is one of the best. As the Fine Arts Manager, I have the pleasure of working directly with volunteers who share their time with the youth they serve. This organization truly allows volunteers to share their talents directly with children in need, developing art projects themselves. It is rare to find non-profits in which the volunteer's areas of expertise are used so specifically. The Art of Elysium also values the talents of those that volunteer and is committed to a 360 model of philanthropy that gives back to those that give to the organization.
Have been to several events hosted by AOE. Every time I leave, I feel very grateful to have been a part of it. Truly inspiring. Everyone involved is simply incredible.
The Art of Elysium is by far one of the best non-profits of all. They help children in Hospitals keep working in their dreams and believing that there's much more in life than just pain and suffer. They represent the Sun shining in the middle of a dark night. Congratulation to the whole team and I hope that they keep their mission up for many, many years to come. They will always have my support!
I recently experienced the magic and wonders of the Art of Elysium firsthand when one of your employees, Natasha Aiello worked with my niece during a crafts workshop. The enthusiasm of my young niece is something that's unequaled, but when she met Natasha she had met her match. Such an angelic intelligent woman who relates to children on their level is something that seems to fit more into storybooks than 2011 southern California.
In any case, Kaitlynn had the pleasure of working with Natasha on two separate occasions. It was quite awhile between workshops, but the way my niece ran toward her with open arms and shouted her name when she saw her the second time said it all.
Natasha Aiello and the Art of Elysium love children and they understand them.
What a wonderful organisation The Art of Elysium is! Giving love and hope to our young people who are very sick. More power to your elbows. God bless you Art of Elysium.
I've known of the Art of Elysium for about 10 years now. Things they do everyday both large and small are amazing. So many children are helped in a vast number of ways, which only they can express how much the charity really means. I've been honored to be able to attend several of the events over the years which allowed me to see this charity's work in action. I hope they continue to grow and are able to help many more kids to come.
I first came across The Art Of Elysium when researching charity programs to promote via my music and photography blog. I was immediately drawn due to the emphasis placed on the arts as a tool for rehabilitation as well a process of bringing people together.
On a recent visit to The United States I was lucky enough to witness first hand the work the charity carries out with musicians visiting hospitalized children in intensive care. I was was touched by the positive effect this had on the children and awestruck by the commitment of the artists as well as the volunteers.
In my opinion The Art Of Elysium are working towards an incredibly worthy cause whilst harnessing the skills of some truly talented actors, artists and musicians alike.
I hope the impact of this organization is recognized by everyone. The Art of Elysium brings humble volunteers and amazing children together with what can only be described as "passion". The passion for the arts and the passion for life itself makes this organization not only remarkable, but vital in these children's precious lives.