Oct. 14th - Let's Get Crafty at CraftBox

Oct. 14th - Let's Get Crafty at CraftBox

Kids & Art participants are getting ready for another fun-filled destination workshop with the wonderful team at CraftBox in Los Gatos. Craftbox has a full menu of projects to choose from, ranging from jewelry making, woodworking, creating with fabrics to paper crafts. Participants will surely find something to spark their creativity.

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How To Help Children Deal With Grief And Loss

How To Help Children Deal With Grief And Loss

Nowadays, there’s plenty of literature that addresses parental grief as every day, families lose a child to an accident or a disease like pediatric cancer. However, less is said about the grief experienced by a sibling, and children can be overwhelmed at losing a beloved brother or sister. According to a study, one in five children will experience the death of someone close to them by age 18. 

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The Community of Kids & Art

The Community of Kids & Art

I happen to be the pastor of Burlingame United Methodist, where the Kids & Art office is now located.  I also happen to be a practicing artist and writer who has often worked with kids making art.  It also happens that Purvi and I are both friends with a local art gallery owner, who first brought us together.  When I met Purvi, heard about the loss of her son and how she founded Kids & Art to honor her son and find a positive expression for her loss, I knew that she had a special calling and work not  undertaken by others, so I did all I could to get her a good space in our building. That happened, and she and I have become colleagues and friends. 

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How I Got Schooled by Kanishka

How I Got Schooled by Kanishka

I pulled my car into the Pixar campus at Emeryville CA, passed the security booth and parked. What a beautiful place! What excitement! I took a deep breath; this was going to be a great experience. I was here at the Pixar campus, volunteering with Kids & Art to make art with kids who are affected by cancer. Little did I know that this experience would turn out to be even greater and more significant than I anticipated!

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A Gift Worth Waiting For

A Gift Worth Waiting For

Several years ago when Purvi and I met at Family House across the street from the old UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, I truly had no idea of the wonderful gift that would come from that one, brief encounter. I was a newer art therapist to the hospital still learning the ropes of running a program. I did not realize at the time that the newfound relationship with Kids & Art would eventually lead to a wonderful partnership supporting our out-patient clinics at Mission Bay. 

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