Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles 12/21/19
It was a joy to help the children at RMH LA design their own homemade holiday cards. These kids spend long periods away from home while receiving treatment for serious illnesses so it is especially meaningful to maintain connection and bonds with friends and family however possible. These messages and drawings are a wonderful way to stay close with loved ones.
Thank you to our volunteers, Jeremy Arambulo, John Dubiel, Valerie Hildreth, and to our Ink Well West Director, Joseph Scott, for coming together in this holiday season for these beautiful kids!
Mount Sinai Hospital 12/18/19
We had a ball drawing therapy dogs with the kids at Mount Sinai Hospital today! The kids called into our live drawing show, with requests for poses like having one dog drinking coffee and another begging for treats.
We are grateful to our Ink Well artists, Willy Hartland
, of “Beavis & Butthead” fame and award-winning short, “New York City Sketchbook.” And Pedro Delgado
who currently works on “Our Cartoon President.” And to our Event Director, Elana Amity
, a fine artist who has exhibited around the world.
Bellevue Hospital 12/7/19
What a moving and special holiday treat it was to make handmade cards with the children of Bellevue. Each child carefully designed their own images on the front of their cards, and then within, wrote messages of love and gratitude and hope for a good new year. Let’s all strive to provide them with the supportive, encouraging community they deserve and the happier days they have wished for!
We are grateful to the Bellevue staff and our Ink Well volunteers: Elana Amity, Joan Chiverton, Stefano Imbert, Lisa labracio, Abby Merrill, Elizabeth Winter, and to our Event Director, Jane Archer, who put this beautiful evening together.