The Value of Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
Free Arts for Abused Children connects more than 32 organizations throughout Maricopa County, Arizona, to provide invaluable programming for children living in group homes, residential treatment centers, shelters, and crisis centers. Art therapy allows these children to explore the impact of their situations and transform their experiences. The organization provides the tools necessary for children to reclaim their voice, whether through the pen, the stage, or the paintbrush.
To support the growth of this organization, the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation recently awarded a sizable grant that will provide for the expansion of existing programs and curricula. This grant will allow the organization to work with an additional 1,300 children and incorporate 100 new volunteers into the programs.
The assistance from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation also will increase the visibility of the organization within the community. This coming June, the organization and the foundation will team to host a reception aimed at raising community awareness and informing potential benefactors about the important work that Free Arts volunteers do with vulnerable populations.