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Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Printing & Publishing, Youth Development Programs

Mission: "EDU DESIGNS is dedicated to produce and distribute multimedia materials for the education, motivation and character development of children" We are "Building Brains And Hearts Through The ARTS!"

Results: Thousands of children and their parents get a positive impact from our outreach! We donate our time and materials to schools, teachers and students, including my Art Book, SEE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT: http://www.edudesigns.org/booknews.html You can help too, by sharing my inspiring art book with them. To get a complimentary digital copy, please click on "Write a Review" here: https://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/write/edu-designs and tell us how YOU think the arts help kids. Then get a free download of Ruth's Art Book here! http://www.edudesigns.org/blog/give-while-you-get/#ArtBook Thank you so much for helping!

Target demographics: provide media for character development

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of students, parents and teachers.

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

Programs: Free Art Presentations, Books and materials and Parenting Tools. Founded by Emmy Award Winning Animation artist & Author Ruth Elliott-Hilsdon, EDU DESIGNS provides tools for positive behavior and character development through the ARTS and through GoMommyGO®, a registered trademark of EDU DESIGNS.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Nandita D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I live and work in Goa in India, running a multidisciplinary child development and family guidance centre called Sethu, for children with developmental, behavioral, educational and emotional difficulties. What I love best about your website and newsletter is that they are filled with practical, realistic and backed-by-experience advice. I can apply your suggestions in resource poor environments. The families I work with often do not have the finances or access to professional services. However with your guidance, they feel empowered to do the best they can. We need more resources like Edu Designs that offer professional help without commercial interests in mind. Thank you for all you do!

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edudesigns.org Thank you SO much, Nandita! You are what makes living here on earth worthwhile to those around you. I know your love and sacrifice are appreciated by all who know you. Blessings and love to you for sharing your kindness with others.

Ruth Elliott THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Please contact me at director@edudesigns.org to see what more I can do. Bless You, Ruth

Dominique K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have known Ruth, founder of Edu designs to help everyone she meets. I have witnessed her interacting with young mothers and fathers, and truly encouraging them and in the nicest way, reaching out and modeling good parenting to them. I would highly recommend Edu designs to any parents who are in need of great parenting skills. Ruth has made a special place for art education with this non-profit and kids LOVE it! The non-profit pairs visual aids with skills and resources, creating an easy way for parents and children to understand and communicate, that goes beyond language. I highly recommend this non-profit.

1 Mark H.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Four years in a row, Ruth volunteered her time, teaching drawing and animation techniques to my students in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the best!

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Ruth Elliott 10/28/2017

And what fun we had! Thanks, Mark. :)

1 Heidi73

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is good to know that there are still good people (and places) in this world. You guys are doing an awesome job! Keep on inspiring our children!

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Ruth Elliott 10/20/2016

I appreciate your support! :)

3 Jennifer379

Client Served

Rating: 5

The materials presented were outstanding. Students responded favorably to the information and the way it was presented. Ruth is a delightful soul, she loves what she does and is a people person. I especially appreciate her positive approach to nurturing children.

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edudesigns.org 09/30/2014

Thank you so much Jennifer! It was a pleasure! :) Ruth

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a Special Education Teacher (SDC-high school), I was deeply impressed with how Ruth was able to actively engage my students with art projects and music. The lessons were valuable, fun, and rewarding for the students. I strongly strongly recommend Ruth for art lessons, art books, or anything related to this. If she can actively engage approximately 20 students with severe developmental delays, low attention spans, and difficulties with holding pencils for over 90 minutes, I cannot help but wonder how much other populations would love this!!! Highest recommendation!!!!!

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edudesigns.org 09/24/2014

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to share with your students. It was a joy to see how much they got involved in the lessons and had fun, too! You are doing a great service to the world. I applaud you, as well!

2 Jessica49

Client Served

Rating: 5

I used your Positive Behavioral Charts and on the first day my daughter was potty trained as a result of the sticker reward benefit. I am so pleased with your charts that I have recommended your site to all my friends!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being a mom to a child with ADHD is tough. However, through this website, I have learned how important is in to engage your child through 1 on 1 parent interaction no matter how hectic life gets!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the worst artist, so I always avoid drawing when I teach. However, after your presentation, I learned that art can be simple and the results are amazing. I never knew that stick figures can be drawn to show actions and emotions. I just love your presentation. Thanks for opening up my view and understanding in art.

Kristana B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Children need to be valued, nurtured and guided and EduDesigns helps do all of these things. I have made great use of the behavior charts with my 5 children (ages 2 through 9). They have helped me organize our house and teach responsibility in a loving way. Our children's creativity also needs to be fostered by providing a good arts education. This does it! Thank you!

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

I have read only a few pages and I can already tell you. I love your book. The story, the tips and the lessons. It is a great book. Well done.
You have got a wonderful talent and you are not wasting it.

1

Client Served

Rating: 3

This is a okay organization. It has help me a bit.

1 Jennifer98

Client Served

Rating: 4

I customized and printed out the good behavior chart in hopes my fiance and I will help our 7 year old daughter learn consistency, and responsibility. It has been 3 months so far now, and she has been achieving 85% of her points VS when we started she was only reaching about 50% of her points. This system works very well especially when you give choices in the rewards they get when they reach certain points, and become consistent.

Sara34

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to meet Ruth online and quickly we both became fans of each other's work and endeavors. I immediately watched the videos of the presentations given through Edu Designs and tried them with my kids. They LOVED the approach to learning to draw and I can only hope that Edu Designs can soon come to their school. The printouts from Go Mommy Go have been excellent motivation tools for my kids. We have used the charts and stickers as a reward system in our home, and not only do my kids love it, it allows me as a parent to redirect my attention into rewarding positive behaviors instead of finding a way to reprimand them for bad ones. A BIG thank you to Edu Designs and Go Mommy Go for helping parents and children in way that will enrich their lives and futures.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ruth Elliott is a dynamic passionate giver of herself and she does this through inspiring little and big people to tap into their creativity. In times when education is confined to testing scenarios, bringing art into the classroom is what many students (and teachers) crave. Our students were captivated by her enthusiasm and willingness to share her experience with drawing. All age groups will benefit. Contact her to come share at your school. You can't beat a FREE assembly.

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