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Anna Pereira Child Life and Recreation Manager

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The Art of Elysium
January 31, 2011

Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles loves The Art of Elysium! This amazing organization provides weekly art experiences to our pediatric patients at no charge to our hospital. The staff and volunteers encourage all of our patients (and parents too!) to participate regardless of language or disability. They provide a fun and creative environment for our patients in different areas of our hospital 3 times a week.

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

Although we have full time recreation and Child LIfe professionals within the hospital, we often experience difficulty getting the patients out of their rooms to participate in activities. When The Art of Elysium is here, I am amazed at how their presence in the hospital motivates patients to get out of bed and be creative! Our patients love working with the artists. They leave from The Art of Elysium's visits feeling confident in their abilities, regardless of their physical challenges.

Ways to make it better...

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

expand their services to more hospitals like ours. Although they have recently developed a program in New York, there are many more cities that need this service! Although the program's focus is about seeing the patients IN the hospital, it would be great if there wer outpatient workshops that patients could attend when they are not seeking treatment in the hospital.

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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

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & As the hospital's Child Life & Recreation Therapy Manager, I coordinate and oversee The Art of Elysium's visits.