In late March ArtHouse went from an Essential Service that continues to engage young people through the power of the arts, to an Emergency Essential Service when we partnered with four local restaurants that offered to provide weekly dinners to our families, allowing us to dig even deeper to support those who were suddenly facing 24/7 care of kids, job layoffs and compromises to their mental well-being.
In mid August we enhanced our Emergency Meals and Arts Program with fresh dinners prepared from Rescued Food thanks to a wonderful new partnership with Food For Life. Food waste is one of humanity’s major tragedies, Food for Life is doing something about it, and ArtHouse is proud to be involved.
Over the past several weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of personally delivering dinners to several ArtHouse homes in Milton and Oakville. Earlier this week as I pulled up to the driveway of one of our families, three little noses were pressed against the glass of their storm door anticipating my arrival. These wonderful kids are not only grateful for the meals, but they are also so appreciative for the virtual arts programs we are providing and the new ArtHouse friends they are meeting online.
As I turned to leave I pointed to a large tree in their garden, and said “You know, that Tree is Art, That Tree is Science and it’s Math”. 8-year old Olivia smiled back at me and then pointed upwards and said, “That Sky is Art, it’s Science and it’s Math”.
We are onto something pretty special and we are just not sure when it’s all going to end – we would sincerely appreciate your continued support – your participation is important. Thank you on behalf of the ArtHouse Team.
ArtHouse for Children & Youth – #85868 2651 RR0001
Don Pangman, Executive Director.
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