Nurturing the Child’s Spirit through Art
ArtCares for Kids is a Miami-based nonprofit organization serving children in medical settings dealing with psychological, emotional and physical challenges. Our dedicated members and volunteers understand the benefits of nurturing children through the creative process of art and strive to provide art as a therapeutic and healing tool.
Children with cancer describe the effects of treatment as exhausting and weakening. Chemotherapy makes them feel sad, tired, and scared, taking a tremendous toll, not only on their physical, but their emotional lives.
“Art provides a nonverbal way for children to express their feelings and traumas. It helps them assert their individuality and prevent their illness from defining who they are,” says Clinical Art Therapist Liz Portuondo, who along with Tania Quintana and Dorian Rosen, founded artcares-artArtCares for Kids in 2010 to help children in the Pediatric Oncology and Transplant units at Jackson Memorial’s Holtz Children Hospital… Learn more.
Your $25 Donation gives an ArtBag to a patient at the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Units of the Children’s Hospital providing a much needed diversion from their long hospital stays, or to patients upon discharge from the hospital after their… Learn More
Our Photo Gallery
See the artwork created by the children at the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Units of the Children’s Hospital, and view some of the photos from our past events: Ed King PopArt Painting Day, ArtCares & DASH, the ArtCares Creatives, the ArtCares… Learn More
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