art experience that creates a sense of wellness to children
under hospital care.
Jen's Kids is an outreach program of the Riverside Arts Center that provides therapeutic art activities for children under hospital care. Currently, one facilitator visits twice a week with patients at the Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Patients too sick to attend the program are visited at bedside if possible. At a minimum, we try to leave a small gift bag that contains a project that they can complete on their own when they're feeling better.
We also have a facilitator who visits three times a week with patients at Loyola's Outpatient Oncology Clinic.
Jen's Kids is funded by private donations. Administrative costs are minimal so that virtually all of the money donated is spent on the facilitators and art supplies. Your donation will help us to continue and to expand this program.
"Thank you for making me feel as special as
the snowflakes we made during craft time."
- quote from patient, age 5