Creative ArtS Mentoring Club

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What was life like when you were growing up?

For the majority of us, being a child was just a whole lot of fun. Our parents took care of us, we didn't have to cook our own food, only had to go to school, and on the weekends, we could spend hours playing around with our friends and daydreaming about the future. Of course, we all had little trials and tribulations, but for the most part, most of us felt safe and secure, and we didn't have much of anything to worry about.


For children who live in impoverished low-income drug-ridden neighborhoods, like Desert Hot Springs, life can be quite a struggle.

At a time when life is meant to be about having fun playing, learning at school, and creating friendships, some young children are struggling with hunger, poverty, and drug addiction. They are living in terrible conditions, and will never experience the stress-free childhood most of us often take for granted.

There are so many families that participate in our club whom can't afford the basic necessities of life. Whilst the parents work their hardest to provide all the needs for their children, but sometimes they just can't seem to make ends meet. The effect on their children can be devastating, not just because their childhood is impacted, but their adult life will be harder too.

       We have many precarious low-income children in our community that come from broken homes and do not have any other way to express themselves other than the destructive methods they've learned from their environment. For some of these children, the way they deal with their lives is to create a temporary environment of escape using their imaginations. We  encourage the use of their imaginations by inspiring and inciting their interest.  In order to do this, we need your help.


Here is a list of things we are in need of:


  • A facility to house our program along with sustaining building cost
  • Maintenance of the van we use for transportation
  • Arts Supplies (Paint, markers, colored pencils, pastels, chalk, etc.)
  • Food (Dinner is served daily)
  • Paper Supplies
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Gift Cards/Services and Goods for Auction at our fundraisers
  • Monetary gifts are graciously accepted

 
We encourage our students to never give up on their dreams because the lord will provide and make a way. What a wonderful way to give back to the community and help a child fulfill their dreams.

 We pray you can help us reach our goal. Thank you and God Bless!