Iv'e been a volunteer for this amazing group for over 6 years now. It's such wonderful experience to help out in any way I can.To see these children happy mean the world to me. I don't get to volunteer as much as I would like , but I'm always so blessed to help. The best part is knowing you made a child smile for the day. Wonderful organization!!
I've had the pleasure of working with the Art of Elysium for the past few years and it's been an amazing experience. You're able to brighten a child's day and help them take their mind off being in treatment. The organization makes it very easy to pick days/times that work for your schedule, and plan different projects that you think the kids would enjoy. Being able to brighten someone's day is priceless.
If you want to have fun, work with inspiring artists, and make kids excited about life- this is the organization for you. Our workshops are designed to help kids forget, for the slightest moment, that they are in the hospital. To see the resilience of special needs kids (in a creative environment) is an awesome experience. The Elysium is good for the soul!!! The program directors are very organized, and the art events are really cool. They make it easy to find your way to the work locations, and are always there to make sure you feel comfortable in new surroundings. To be a volunteer, with such a giving organization, offers a great sense of accomplishment and pride. It is easy, super fun, and social.
The Art of Elysium is an amazing organization that works directly with the community to bring all forms of art to people in need. I have had the wonderful opportunity this summer to intern with the organization and see first hand how much time, commitment and passion goes into everything they do. I have been able to learn so much about helping others and seen the lasting impact they leave on every one they touch.
A few years ago I was introduced to the Art of Elysium founder, Jeniffer Howell through a mutual friend.
I could not believe the compassion and love everyone has at AOE!
I went on several volunteer hospital visits, and was so overwhelmed by the children,
They are not sad, they are so engaging and full of love.. I had to go and compose myself a few times, but the love and prayers flowing filled the entire children's wing!
Anytime I'm in town I really try to go back and help! It's a game changer! For the children & ours.
I don't think there's a group of people more devoted to spreading hope and love than The Art of Elysium! The ladies running the organization are so caring and seriously invested in the patients' comfort, care, respect and engagement, and go above and beyond in compassion for the families and kids that are served. It's truly a pleasure to volunteer with such kind and generous hearts, each and every time!
I was introduced to the Art of Elysium when my husband played at the charity event, Genesis in 2014. The show's producer told me that they needed volunteers and that it was a great organization. I first started volunteering at the children's ward at the hospitals doing art project and this year transitioned to volunteering with Leslie and Amy who are amazing at the McBride Special Education Center and it's been precious to spend time with the students and devoted teachers. Hopefully, will try to take some time off to help at the senior center. Feels like I receive more than I give and giving support is a blessing. _/|\_
The Art of Elysium is an extraordinary foundation that allows children, teens, and adults access to arts in hospitals, special-care facilities and assistant living. I'm very proud to have been able to be a part of the cause by working with children and teens, undergoing medical treatments in hospitals and special needs facilities. It been an honor to introduce fashion design and fashion illustration to many beautiful souls through the Art of Elysium. I'm fortunate that I was able to work with amazing kids and teens and see their creativity first-hand. I'm a huge believer that a happy person is a health person and if someone can share and help another explore the arts (visual,music, theater, and fashion) it will only enrich our society and make us even more human, it's truly a wonderful thing. Thank you The Art of Elysium, it's been an unforgettable journey.
I have been working with Art of Elysium for over five years now. Going room to room doing Improv games with sick children getting treatments in the hospital and intensive care unit. When we enter these rooms the energy is down. Somber. Quite. By the time we are done playing our games, singing or songs, and getting the child to participate in the fun, the energy has completely changed in the room. Smiles. Light. Love. The Art of Elysium is doing something VERY special. Everyday. Going to where people need it THE MOST. And connecting artists who spread joy and love to those who need it.
Volunteering with AOE is one of the best experiences I've had in LA. The organization is super-well structured so that the artists can really connect with the kids. It's such an amazing program, getting to relate to the kids through art and help them enjoy it and have fun. The volunteers are awesome people, as well. I really can't say enough good things about this nonprofit!