One Hundred kids and teens will be able to experience the healing of creating art with the kits I dropped off at Dell Children's Medical Center today. This special delivery included some of our Halloween Card kits along with some Silver LIning Bracelets, Create a Puzzle and Greeting Card kits.
Our Art Experience Kits are given to patients in the Emergency Room waiting area and are kept on the Child life Department Activity carts. In the Emergency Room area the art kits help to take the patients mind off of the emergency that brought them there and give the kids and teens a creative experience while they wait. Our kits can also make the time go faster and keep some patients from leaving the area before they have been see by medical professionals. Sometimes the wait can be long and sometimes the patients leave before being seen. Creating a puzzle ora a Silver Lining Bracelet or another of our activities makes the time fly and keeps patients in the hospital so they can be treated.
Painting by Students of APD's Youth Program Displayed in Austin City Hall All Year