Updated: Dec 19, 2018
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.
Poverty IS a cycle. It's simple. Those with less resources and power have a more difficult time rising above the cycle and achieving more. That's not to say they can't or there is anything wrong with the way they live. It is much more stressful, difficult, and harder to make ends meet. And those caught in it have a very difficult time escaping from this cyclical pattern. Through art and art therapy-based instruction, we offer these children a means to cope with their current circumstances and envision a future that THEY WANT, while providing them the self-esteem and the agency to make it a reality!