Pen Pals Program 02/22/12

This darling boy, who is staying at the Ronald McDonald House, was not able to attend our Valentine’s Day card making party so we wanted to make him something special.  He told us his favorite character is SpongeBob and that he loves pizza so we contacted IWF volunteer and former SpongeBob artist, Monica Tomova, out in Los Angeles and told her about his story and she knew just what to do. When we delivered her drawing, this little guy peeked out from behind his mother’s leg, eyes growing wide with excitement, then he ran over to us and took the drawing with a giant smile, showed his mom and smiled some more.  Thank you, Monica, for making one brave boy’s day so much brighter.

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Valentine’s Party with the Ronald McDonald House Kids 02/10/12

Our hearts were happy and full on this special night where the Ronald McDonald House kids came to the Society of Illustrators for our Valentine’s Day card making party.  There was delicious food, tons of art supplies, and we couldn’t have had a better time helping the kids make cards to give to the ones they love.  Thank you volunteers: Ray AlmaAmber Alvarez, Elana Amity, Jane ArcherJoan ChivertonPedro DelgadoNina Frenkel, Abby Merrill, Anelle MillerOded NaamanFranz PalomaresJoyce PedrettiAdrian Sinnott and Elizabeth Winter.  We are grateful to the Society for hosting this event, to the Ronald McDonald House for organizing transportation and most of all to the dear kids and families of the Ronald McDonald House, thank you for showing us what love is all about.