Changing the hospital experience
ArtPass seeks to break down the naturally scary and isolating nature of the hospital for kids and teens around the world by helping them make and share their art.
why Sharing art
The process of sharing art, while extremely overlooked, universally promotes confidence, positivity, and courage for hospital patients of all backgrounds in a way that simply making art cannot. Kids and teens who sign up for an ArtPass program receive a PassPACK full of art supplies to help them create and share their art.
How you can help
You can make a difference in creating a more supportive and positive hospital experience for youth around the world. 100% of all donations go directly to our programs. We rely on our generous donors to keep ArtPass' programs free to families.
In mid 2016, during my first volunteer shift at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, I was summoned to the oncology outpatient clinic to watch over the overrun playroom. During this first impression of the hospital, I witnessed something unexpected: young patients were fostering joy, positivity, and courage through sharing art with other patients in the unit. It became clear to me that this sharing of artwork had enormous effects on the children; from the support system it created, to the more positive mindset it instilled… [read more]