Established in 2009, drawchange is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to aid global change by supplying the world’s children with empowering art experiences. Together we can provide the programs that allow them to effectively visualize a better life for themselves.

Children Need Art


Drawchange contributes to the education of the worlds poorest and most vulnerable children by bringing art into their daily lives.* Children are naturally creative. However, many of the world’s children have no means or encouragement to envision a break in the cycle of poverty. We provide the means to improve school attendance, leading to gains in academic performance, by supplying the materials and art therapy-based instruction that inspire children worldwide to create real and lasting change for them, their families and their communities.

Although intelligence and skill are generally associated with the fast and efficient firing of neurons, subjects who tested high in creativity had thinner white matter and connecting axons that have the effect of slowing nerve traffic in the brain. This slowdown in the left frontal cortex, a region where emotional and cognitive abilities are integrated, Dr. Jung, suggested, “might allow for the linkage of more disparate ideas, more novelty and more creativity.” **

 

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at a homeless shelter doing art with children or in our office!

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they make our world go-round so we can help more and more children!

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a donation in any amount secures our programming.

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we post multiple times a month about all our comings and goings!

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* In 2005, The Rand Corporation observed that involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills.
** Dr. Rex Jung. Research scientist at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque.

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    4 days ago by drawchange Want something sweet on this stunning Saturday? Make your way over to  @jakesicecreamatl  to taste a bit of “drawchange raspberry surprise”! Not only is it delicious AND made by our children, but all proceeds from this scrumptious dessert go straight back to helping even more children like the ones who helped create it. It really is a win-win!  #delicious   #somanyflavors   #forthechildren ⠀ .⠀ While your there, don't forget to stop into  @the .gallery.at.irwin.street and see all of our talented young artist's creations. What a perfect Saturday adventure!⠀ Continue reading →
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    1 week ago by drawchange Happy Valentine’s Day! Share the love with everyone around you on this special day. You don’t need to give expensive gifts: tell them you love them, shower them with smiles and word of affirmation. Put your whole heart into it and the love will surely spread. And don’t let it stop today, make every day Valentine’s Day by sharing your love with those around you each and every day.  #spreadthelove ⠀ Continue reading →
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    1 week ago by drawchange Happy 9th birthday, drawchange! Our birthday party will be at  @JoystickGamebar  on 2/24 so we are auctioning off this funky pair of hand-painted children’s chairs - because it just makes sense! Take home two totally rad, retro Pac-Man themed statement pieces by bidding below. All proceeds go towards continuing our programs to empower even more of Atlanta’s homeless children. Let the bidding begin!⠀ .⠀ RULES: Bidding begins at $25 and must increase by increments of $5. Auction will run through February 24, 2018, 6pm EST (Pick Up in Atlanta)⠀ . ⠀ To bid, comment with your bid amount as a
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    1 week ago by drawchange Not only is today Valentine's day, but it's drawchange's 9th Birthday! We've spent 9 years making a difference in the lives of thousands of children in Atlanta homeless shelters and around the world - how cool is that?! ⠀ .⠀ We have some exciting birthday events coming up this month: including a party on the 24th (you're invited!) and a special surprise on our Instagram LIVE at NOON TODAY. You don't wanna miss these fun celebrations! More details on our blog: drawchange.org/9thbdayparty (link in bio)⠀ Continue reading →
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    1 week ago by drawchange In honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow we want to share with you a special work of art created by one of our children. Just a simple “I love you Mama” is so special and meaningful to someone who cares for you. Celebrate this special day with your loved ones by sharing your love and showing you care  #sharethelove ⠀ Continue reading →

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