The Art Cart has arrived! Since the summer of 2015, the Exchange has brought art supplies to more than 50 venues throughout our area, from the Bloomsburg YMCA and Kiwanis day camps and the Children’s Museum to Brookdale Bloomsburg Senior Living and Balanced Care, as well as the Danville Child Development Center; the Bloomsburg, Danville, and Berwick public libraries; and many of the special-needs camps at Camp Victory outside of Millville. We make monthly visits with the seniors living at Bloomsburg Towers, Vintage Knolls, Nazareth Memory Center, and other places.
Our facilitators bring projects in many media, including painting and drawing, cut-out paper, and sculpture. They tailor the projects to any age group and any size group.
To read our facilitators' essays about their Art Cart experiences, click here.
The Exchange provides the Art Cart for free: Grantors include the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation; the Danville Area Community Foundation; the Charles B. Degenstein Foundation; the United Way of Columbia and Montour County; PPL Foundation; the Bemis Foundation; and the Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation.
Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports organizations that do innovative and groundbreaking work to create vital, sustainable communities and to empower each citizen to fulfill her or his potential. The PPL Foundation contributes more than $2 million annually to a wide variety of non-profit organizations in northern and central Pennsylvania.
The Berwick Health and Wellness Fund is the original and largest fund of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. Its purpose is to improve the health and welfare of residents and communities of eastern Columbia and western Luzerne counties.
“It thrills us that these organizations have chosen to support the Art Cart,” says Exchange executive director Oren B. Helbok. “As an occasional Art Cart facilitator myself, I have seen what a difference it makes in people’s lives to have the opportunity to make the world more beautiful, by sharing the beauty inside each of us. We provide the Art Cart as a free service wherever it goes, and support from foundations as well as from individuals makes this service possible. We urge people to learn more about the Exchange and about the Art Cart, and to make contributions supporting our activities.”
If you would like us to bring the Art Cart to your organization or venue, please get in touch with us!