The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to bring the arts to life for the less fortunate children in our communities.
The International Art Foundation for Kids collectsnew art supplies, new and gently used music and dance equipment, tickets to museums, and shows and concerts. We then distribute these items to children of need within our communities for whom artistic pursuit can be difficult.
While we at the IAFK organize, coordinate and manage outreach campaigns, our ultimate success depends on the support of local communities and the generosity of the people who donate art supplies, as well as those who make monetary donations for the purchase of supplies. Social welfare agencies, churches, local community agencies, local business leaders and other members of the community make our outreach possible. They help us to identify needy children in our communities, and they play an important role assisting us in collecting and distributing art supplies.
By working together, we can all introduce the beauty of the arts into the lives of those less fortunate.