Kids & Art Foundation partners with Indiegogo to Give the Gift that keeps Giving

In the spirit of the holidays, top-rated nonprofit seeks community support with #cancersucksartheals campaign

San Mateo, CA, December 16, 2014 — Kids & Art is partnering with Indiegogo throughout the holidays until January 11th to give the gift that heals, love and support to kids touched by cancer throughout the New Year by helping them make beautiful art in workshops with artists who donate their time along with companies and institutions that loan space, i.e., Packard Children’s Hospital, Pixar and Google. The funds raised from art sales go towards offering more free monthly art and music workshops to kids going through treatment, remission or bereavement, whether directly or by the experience of a parent, sibling, close friend or caregiver. Currently, the Indiegogo campaign is taking contributions towards workshops, such as the latest with artist Elle Luna or others offered at Family House in SF, a home away from home for pediatric cancer patients and other children with life threatening illnesses.

Purvi Shah, Founder of Kids & Art, at Family House with one of their younger residents.

Kids & Art can uplift the lives of families going through the chaos of cancer, so donations towards workshops go a long way. Kate Mayer, a parent whose children attend workshops said, "Kids & Art presents wonderful programs for children affected by cancer. There's a way that cancer attacks the whole family. Our children suffered through cancer: one got the treatments, the other became isolated. At workshops they were able to work with artists to express themselves wordlessly and respond from their hearts. Later, they went to an auction and their work raised money for the cause. The whole experience was very empowering and healing. Thank you so much for creating this place for kids affected by cancer to shape their world."

Kids & Art was also part of the inaugural group to qualify to be added to the top 100 non-profits in GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide—an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. Since it’s near the holidays, Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits says, “Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever. People with direct experience with Kids & Art have voted that the organization is making a real difference.” Additionally, last GivingTuesday on December 2nd, Kids & Art had a donor offer to match the amount they raised in three hours from 6-9 p.m., if they received $1000 in contributions. The campaign was flooded with donors to this grass roots organization where almost all of the money goes to the children, and little is absorbed by administration. Kids & Art primary target population is children touched by cancer from 3-18 years of age. Founder Purvi Shah says, “85% of our families come from Bay Area hospitals like Lucile Packard. 15 % of families are from Kaiser, CPMC, and UCSF.” An example of the beautiful art these kids create is shown below on notebooks sold for $20 each, a perfect gift for the holidays, with all the proceeds going toward funding of workshops in 2015.

Kids & Art is also offering special perks including a San Francisco Aerial Tour of the City through the San Carlos Flight Center, the #1 ranked flight instruction center in the U.S. and an exclusive tour for a family of 4 at the Pixar Animation Studios.

Refer your network of friends to Indiegogo for Kids & Art and get a San Francisco Aerial Tour with views of the City by the Bay’s most historic and memorable locations. Bring your camera and two family members or friends, because the sights are unforgettable. Check out the Golden Gate, downtown San Francisco and Alcatraz from overhead! Dan Dyer, pilot and owner of the San Carlos Flight Center, says of their gift, "We at San Carlos Flight Center are committed to helping people rise above challenges to meet their goals. That’s why we are proud to support the work of this great program." To donate to the Indiegogo campaign, purchase notebooks, donate workspace, supplies or time visit the Kids & Art website and read more about the organization on:

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Andrea Schick, Kids & Art Communications Manager



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