St. Mary’s Hospital 04/18/15

St. Mary’s Hospital 04/18/15

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These beautiful kids were kind enough to let us take over their Saturday for a big drawing fest in the sun. We got to draw inside and outside and even under the tables! We drew opera singers, butterflies, superheroes, lollipops and much more.

Thank you to the incredible staff of St. Mary’s, to IWF Director, Ray Alma for being so in charge, and to our beloved volunteers: Ray Alma, Scott Brundage, Sangjun Chon, Pedro Delgado, Drew Dernavich, Marty Macaluso, Joyce Pedretti, Tim Savage, Erin Shigaki and Elizabeth Winter.


Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles 04/16/15

Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles 04/16/15


We were honored to bring artists from Scooby Doo, American Dad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Penn Zero and G.I. Joe together with the Ronald McDonald House kids this week!  We drew characters into scenes, commemorating next week’s Earth day, and talked about all the ways we can help protect our shared planet.

Thank you to our West Coast Director, Joseph Scott, and to our volunteers: Jeanette Moreno King, Christian Lignan, Monica Tomova and a big welcome to first time volunteer, Chris Harmon!

Mount Sinai: Earth Day Claymation 4/15/15

Mount Sinai Hospital 4/15/15

We were so happy to have the very gifted stop motion artist, Hillary Barton, on our live call in “KidZone TV” show at Mount Sinai Hospital!
Hillary honored the upcoming Earth Day using claymation to create a model of our planet and to animate characters rallying around it.  Along the way she gave the kids step-by-step instructions on how to create their own props, sets and finished claymations.  One young artist called in 6 times so we had a ball talking with her.  🙂
Thank you, Elana Amity, our IWF Director of Mount Sinai events, for setting it all up and thank you, Hillary Barton for sharing your time and talent with the kids.

Bellevue 04/07/15

Bellevue 04/07/15

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This week, Jane Archer and Jeanine Henderson led us in making tailor-made name plates that the kids at Bellevue Hospital could use to decorate their rooms or hang on their doors. These signs used imagery that the kids said made them feel strong and proud and lettering that they designed themselves!

Thank you volunteers: Jane Archer, Jeanine Henderson, Sergei Aniskov, Hillary Barton, Barbara Garrison, Nathan Schreiber, Elana Amity and Elizabeth Winter.