If we all could learn to love one another, and appreciate each other for exactly where we are in life, the world would be phenomenally different. Discovery Arts creates an opportunity for joy, laughter, and friendships in outrageously difficult times. They turn a sterile environment into something to look forward to with music, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, costumes, face painting, and so much more! It's a celebration. It's amazing to see the transformation of the children and their families as they come from their hospital rooms and into a creative, fun, loving, and joyful playroom! Discovery Arts enables children and their families to have those special, silly childhood memories, even when they are dealing with unimaginable circumstances.
Visited a hospital in Los Angeles where I witnessed about a dozen children between the ages of 6-12 years old gathered together in a room filled with art supplies, costumes, and art pieces. The children were having the time of their lives making their own mobile units - constructing them and painting them. I asked what the occasion was and was told it was a weekly art class for children suffering from a variety of illnesses sponsored and conducted by a non-profit group called Discovery Arts. These are the types of programs we should support. Programs that are in the trenches, in the hospitals and giving young men and women the love and care they need - not to mention the artistic outlet it provides. Hats off to Discovery Arts for making a difference in the community!
I've been donating and also including the company's I've worked for in Donating to this GREAT charity. The best experience I valued was actually seeing the kids in person, monetary donations are definitely warranted; however being able to see the kids directly affected really captured my heart! The volunteers and staff of Discovery Arts are so nice and wonderful!
Forever supporting Discovery Arts, they truly are Angels on Earth!
Discovery Arts stands side-by-side with pediatric cancer patients on a daily basis, offering them joy & hope in the midst of hopelessness and confusion. Patients and families often acknowledge Discovery Arts as the one thing they looked forward to during the most difficult season of their lives. Some patients have gone so far as to say that Discovery Arts was the reason they won their battle with cancer. That is noteworthy, and that is why my wife & I are long time supporters of Discovery Arts.
Discovery Arts touched our lives about 15 years ago and since then we have become part of their family ... We lost our daughter, Cherese Mari Laulhere when she was 21 years old while on a trip in India. We started a foundation in her memory because she always said she wanted to help children and make a difference in this world. We were contacted by Marilyn Clements to see if we were interested in their program. It was amazing, we were so impressed with everything they did for the kids and with them. From dancing to face painting, singing, making crafts, it really touched our hearts and knew Cherese would love to be involved in Discovery Arts. Cherese was a dancer and loved crafts ! Discovery Arts definitely deserves to have an award from " Great Nonprofits " ! They all work so hard and have proven what a difference their program makes for all the sick children's lives they have touched. We have seen it in person and have watched the kids smile and laugh ..... it's amazing ! And our daughter, Cherese, will always be involved with Discovery Arts !!! If you have a moment, please look at our daughter's website at www.cherese.org Thank you for letting us share our thoughts about Discovery Arts, we couldn't be happier to have said what we did, we could go on and on .... Most Sincerely, Chris and Larry Laulhere