DONATE ART SUPPLIES
drop off at Picture Farm
Our friend, Aria is running a big art therapy movement to begin to support the healing process of this hurricane tragedy. Please drop off any art supplies to Picture Farm (338 Wythe Avenue between South 1st & 2nd) all this week. Here is her posting of the initiative:
Dear friends, family and the community at large,
We are all aware of the complete destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. It is amazing to see how people come together during these times of need!! Countless people, communities and organizations are banning together to offer food, shelter, clothing, financial assistance, medical care and physical help!
The victims of Hurricane Sandy have experienced immeasurable loss and trauma. They are experiencing grief, stress, anxieties, trauma, despair and hopelessness.
I am asking all of you, whom have been less effected, to donate art supplies (they don't have to be brand new!). Crayons, paper, cray-pas, paints, really anything that is non-toxic! I am teaming up with several of my art therapist colleagues to collect these supplies and run art therapy groups at area shelters to provide support to the victims of Sandy, especially the children.
Below is a current list of places taking donations...hope this list will quickly grow!
HOOTENANNY ART HOUSE
426 1/2 15TH ST
PARK SLOPE BROOKLYN
MON 3-5 ONLY!!!
PICTURE FARM PRO
338 WYTHE AVE.
PS 146 BNS
610 Henry ST BK
What is Art Therapy:
"(a)rt therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development. Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self and others cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences; enhance cognitive abilities; and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art."
Please feel free to email me with any questions (I will respond as quickly as possible) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every little bit counts so if you can't help please spread the word!