As a creator of polished sketches with a penchant for calligraphy, Jess’ choice for Change It Up! this past month was easy breezy. Her goal was to raise money for The Art of Elysium for the Change It Up! program, where each month an employee chooses a worthy organization for which to fundraise and collect spare change.
Founded in 1997, The Art of Elysium is a non-profit organization that encourages actors, artists, and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions.
The Art of Elysium allows children to be creative and explore a wide range of artistic mediums, such as acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting, and creative writing, with the help of Volunteer Artists. The volunteer artists work with children, adolescents and families in both small and larger group settings for 90-120 minutes in various inpatient and outpatient medical environments.These activities were designed to:
• Help children cope with the difficult emotional challenges of illness and hospitalization
• Promote opportunities for growth and development
• Encourage socialization
• Provide exposure to various artistic skills and disciplines.
Find out how you can help Jess donate to The Art of Elysium, HERE.