Thanks to our resilient kids, volunteers, and partner organizations, we have adapted to offer virtual activities at most of our partner locations while we wait for in-person events to resume. Registered volunteers will receive invitations to all upcoming events by direct email.

See our Past Events page to see what we’ve been up to!

And check out our Vimeo page for ongoing “How To” lessons, made available for everyone.

Ink Well Partner Locations

Bellevue Hospital: the oldest public hospital in the United States, Bellevue serves children who are challenged by psychiatric issues. Here we prepare tailor-made art kits and specific activities, designed to encourage and support the children being served in Bellevue’s Pediatric Psychiatric Care Ward.

ChildHelp Los Angeles this organization strives to “meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children.”

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles: L.A.’s first and largest hospital dedicated specifically to treating children throughout Southern California.  This non-profit hospital provides multidisciplinary care to over 104,000 children each year.

Covenant House of Los Angeles: a non-profit that serves at-risk homeless youth, offering them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around. We’re grateful to tune in with this group of young adults, who are healing from homelessness within the sanctuary of the Covenant House. Many are interested in careers in the arts so we remotely connect them with pro artists for discussions about portfolios, networking, and making it in the professional arts.

Mount Sinai Hospital: one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the United States. Our monthly live drawing show, normally recorded in Mount Sinai’s own studio, has gone online! Elana Amity and Pedro Delgado have recorded numerous lessons, which we’ve posted for all to enjoy here: vimeo.com/inkwellkids

New Alternatives for Children: a center for children with disabilities and chronic illness with a focus on foster and adoptive families.

New York Foundling: strengthens family life and fosters healing of children and parents whose lives are disrupted by illness, disability, abuse, or poverty.

Red Door Community (formerly Gilda’s Club) a network of clubhouses supporting people whose lives have been affected by cancer. Quick sketch! We regularly drop in to teach the kids how to draw fun characters and scenes in less than 30 minutes.

Ronald McDonald House: a charity that works to keep families together while children receive medical treatment by providing housing and other support.

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children: a non-profit healthcare center for children with special needs and life-limiting conditions.

Sunrise Day Camp: the only dedicated day camp in the nation for children with cancer.

We’re grateful to also have held numerous events with the kids at the following locations in years past:

A Caring Hand: a support center for bereaved children and families.

: a national nonprofit that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

Children’s Hospital of Minnesota: an independent, non-profit system with more than 12,000 inpatient visits and 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits each year.

Children’s Memorial of Chicago: the pediatric teaching facility of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Hope and Heroes: a program supporting children with cancer and their families at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.

New York Methodist Hospital: an acute-care teaching hospital affiliated w/ Weill Cornell Medical College.