We are Discovery Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings music, art, dance and drama to children with cancer and life threatening illnesses while they are in the hospital receiving treatment. We currently have ongoing programs at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Miller Children’s Hospital, Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Millers, CHOC at Mission, Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center, CA and Mercy Children's Hospital, Springfield, MO.
We are seeking donations of boys and girls costumes and dress up accessories. At every “Arts Adventure” children select a costume to keep, so we are in constant need of replenishment. Princesses, Super-hero's, and Character costumes are always popular, yet anything we can use to create a “Dress-Up” moment is appreciated! Our children range from infants to eighteen years of age, all sizes and styles are needed.
For our children “Dressing-Up” gives them the opportunity to transcend the horrible circumstance of critical illness and for the moment just be a child. For these children, normalcy is their greatest wish. During our time together they have the freedom to be a ballerina, a muscle man, or super star! They are no longer sick, and no longer feel like they are in the hospital.
To donate new costumes; buy one and send it to us, send us a gift card or make a donation and we will make sure they have them!!
Thank you for helping our sick kids be kids.
With Heartfelt Thanks,
All of our programs and services are offered free of charge to the hospitals, patients and their families. We rely completely on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to fund our programs and allow us to reach more children.
It's October already!!
Pumpkins, Candy, Costumes... But wait!!
We can't take pumpkins or candy into the hospitals, but we can bring NEW COSTUMES!!
Join us in our pledge to give a BRAND NEW COSTUME to each and every child, each and every time they are in the hospital and THEY GET TO KEEP THEM!!!
Transforming themselves and transcending their circumstances is very important during treatment and it makes a big difference for these special children who are in the hospital missing all the activities that most other children get to take part in.
To donate a new costume, buy one and send it to us, or you can send us a gift card or make a donation below. We make sure children who are in the hospitals we serve, have a brand new costume each and every day we have an Arts' Adventures.
All of our programs are offered free of charge to the hospitals, patients and their families.
Bringing the healing power of the arts to children who are in the hospital undergoing treatment for cancer or life-threatening illness.