Bringing joy to children who are in the hospital...
Discovery Arts' Arts Adventures are a popular powerhouse of Fun!
Discovery Arts' mission is to insure that each child has the opportunity to forget about the obvious horrors and circumstance of cancer or life threatening illness. Our Arts Adventures give children the opportunity to use their imagination in an environment that is full of creativity, support, love and laughter. They are a popular power house of fun!
Arts Adventures are diverse explorations of music, dance, art, and drama, which provide hospitalized children with opportunities for expression their feelings about themselves, their illness and the world around them. They provide children with opportunities to explore and strengthen their coping skills and increase their self-esteem. The experience gives them a sense of control in their lives by allowing them to choose costumes, activities and their degree of participation. Most importantly, our Arts Adventures provide very sick children with opportunities to shed the horror of their illness and for a moment, enjoy the happiness and joy of normal childhood. Our program is unique because we are able to offer a wide variety of Arts activities while addressing the emotional needs of critically ill children using the tools of choice, creativity, imagination, fun and laughter. Transforming themselves and transcending their circumstances is very important during treatment and it makes a big difference in coping and healing for the children we serve.
Join us in our pledge to give a Brand New Costume to each and every child
Every time we arrive at one of our hospitals, we bring with us an afternoon of fun, discovery and artistic adventure.
Each child may choose a brand new costume that they will keep as their very own, and often sleep in. They enjoy make-up or having their faces painted, they make special art projects, they sing, dance, play musical instruments, enjoy guest artists, receive trophies, receive a special photo keepsake of themselves, get a “Bedside Adventure Kit” full of art supplies and activities, and much more.
Every child loves playing dress up and transforming into a Superhero or a Pretty Princess. We can't take pumpkins or candy into the hospitals during the Halloween season, but we can bring NEW COSTUMES. We are in need of costumes All Year Long! Spiderman is the most asked for costume, and girls love princess costumes.
To donate new costumes you can easily shop and buy for costumes at Amazon Smile.
With your purchase you can have costumes sent to you for the children
in your life, and have costumes sent directly to Discovery Arts.
Plus Amazon Smile will donate 5% of your purchase to us as your charity of choice.
Lots of fun costumes are here at Amazon Smile
You can also send us a Gift Card or Make a Donation!
$1,000 with our Matching Gift of $1,000! A $2,000 Value
By Partnering with Discovery Arts to host A Day in the Playroom, you will ensure that 10 Children who are in the hospital have an Arts Adventure at a time when they need relief the most. Children receive costumes, art supplies, photo keepsakes, trophies and much more. Consider making your partnership a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual or annual commitment. Partnerships include recognition on Discovery Arts’ high traffic website and our social networking sites.