We're brightening up the walls to bring color, comfort, and smiles to all patients and visitors that visit St. Vincents.
We're brightening up the walls to bring color, comfort, and smiles to all patients and visitors that visit UMASS
We're brightening up the walls to bring color, comfort, and smiles to all patients and visitors that visit the Neurology Center of New England.
Watch how our Chief Smiling Officer, Saba, was empowered by her Girl Scout Gold Award Project to start The Art Cart 10 years later!
A staggering 2.5 million children are now homeless each year in America. This represents one in every 30 children in the United States. On any given night in Massachusetts, more than 13,000 individuals in families experience homelessness, approximately 60% of them children (HUD, 2016). And every year the numbers keep growing. Each year we focus our efforts on helping our community. Last year we were able to donate over 50 new blankets packaged up in sturdy bags, each with water bottles, tissues, hand sanitizer, and granola bars. This year we decided to focus on bringing a smile to these precious children. In celebration of Ramadan and Eid, we collected over 100 toys and spread smilies to homeless children and orphans in the greater MA community at Abby’s House in Worcester, MA and CHD in Springfield, MA.
CHD, a non-profit organization, delivers a broad array of critical social and mental health services to over 18,000 people each year right here in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Art Cart organized a blanket drive and collected 50 new blankets and made care packages with toiletries, granola bars, sanitizers, tissues, and water bottles for the homeless community in the greater Springfield area.
Dakin Humane Society is a community supported animal welfare organization that provides shelter, medical care, spay/neuter services, and behavioral rehabilitation for more than 20,000 animals each year. The Art Cart puts on Paint Your Pet Night Fundraisers to raise money for Dakin's Furry Friends. Click the link below to find out more!
The Art Cart is always traveling to conferences and participating in Walks to continue raising awareness for Parkinson's Disease and strives to work with populations that list the "inability to smile" as a symptom of their medical condition.