More Than Just Another 5K…
You will probably see a lot about our 5K fundraiser: Run for Art, Run for Kids in the next two months until Saturday, October 27, 2018. Here’s a little bit more about the heart behind the event, and why we need your help and support!
Run for Art, Run for Kids is drawchange’s largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds raised go directly back into our programs that empower thousands of children through art each year. It is our goal to reach as many children as possible here in our very own Atlanta community, as well as in and around our other regional & international locations (Orlando, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and Ethiopia).
Our unique programs are the reason drawchange exists. Not only do we bring empowering art experiences into the hands of children that are not normally exposed to it, we also provide expertly written curriculum that serves to enhance self-esteem, promote collaboration, and expand creativity. All of this with the goal in mind of helping to alleviate their cycle of poverty.
Our CEO & Founder said it best: “Art was my outlet as a child. It helped me cope with life. I want to show children that they can also use art as a way to deal with their current circumstances. Art is empowering. It shows you first-hand that you can attain anything you can imagine. It helps you escape to anywhere you want to go. It’s difficult to soar above your current circumstances if you can’t even imagine them!” This is our goal at drawchange. To help children realize their dreams and know that they HAVE THE POWER to do whatever it takes to reach them.