National Nonprofit Day: 3 Ways to Make a Difference for Kids with Chronic Illnesses
August 17th is National Nonprofit Day! National Nonprofit Day recognizes the positive impact that nonprofit organizations have in the community and around the world. For those who are new to CoachArt, or are looking for a way to give back on National Nonprofit Day, we want to share with you 3 ways you can make a difference for children impacted by chronic illness.
What is CoachArt? FREE ARTS AND ATHLETICS LESSONS FOR KIDS IMPACTED BY CHRONIC ILLNESS
CoachArt’s mission is to create a transformative arts and athletics community for families impacted by childhood chronic illness.
Since 2001, CoachArt has matched volunteer coaches with students for one-on-one or group lessons in arts and athletics. Currently serving families in the Los Angeles area, San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego, our vision is that one day every family impacted by chronic illness will be connected to a community of support and an opportunity to learn and grow together.
Children living with chronic illness may feel isolated because of their condition. Frequent hospital visits and deficient immune systems often cause them to miss time in school and recreational activities. Families, overwhelmed by the cost and demands of ongoing medical care, often lack the resources to seek out or afford extracurricular activities. Healthy siblings are affected too when family resources are focused on a chronically ill child. CoachArt supports these families by offering free lessons in arts and athletics that bring a sense of normalcy back into their lives.
3 Ways to Make a Difference for Kids Impacted by Chronic Illness on National Nonprofit Day
1. Make a Donation to CoachArt
This year, CoachArt will provide 10,000 hours of free arts and athletics lessons to chronically ill children and their siblings. You can support CoachArt today by making a one-time donation of any amount, or a monthly donation. Donations help us serve families with high-quality. transformative lessons in performing arts, visual arts, media arts, and athletics. Below are some examples of how your donations benefit our students.
Make a Difference in a Child’s Life!
2. Start a Fundraising Campaign
Did you know you can support CoachArt in providing free arts and athletics coaching to kids with chronic illnesses through fundraising?! donate a special day, or even create a group campaign with friends!! Fundraising is a great way to get involved and make a difference for kids! Whether you’re an athlete, an artist or just want to give back, CoachArt kids benefit from the generous fundraising efforts of Facebook Birthday campaigns, art sales, and special sporting events. Here are a few different types of fundraising you can do to benefit CoachArt.
Launch a Sports Campaign
Perfect for anyone participating in a marathon, triathlon, bike race, or other personal physical challenge. This is a perfect way to have fun while raising money to benefit kids with chronic illnesses. Get started!
Donate Your Special Day
Create a campaign for your birthday, anniversary, school graduation or other special occasion and help raise money for CoachArt. Get started!
Create a Group Campaign
Grab a group of friends, colleagues, or family members and start a group campaign today to raise money for a great cause. Email us to start a campaign!
3. Become a CoachArt Volunteer – Volunteer Virtually (Online)
Do you have an artistic or athletic hobby? Will you teach it to a kid impacted by chronic illness? CoachArt makes it easy to get matched with a child in your area who wants to learn the artistic or athletic you can teach!
Who are CoachArt volunteers? Coaches are volunteers committed to bringing joy to children & teens impacted by chronic illness. Talented volunteer coaches provide high-quality in-home instruction to chronically ill children and their siblings. The time commitment is just one one-hour lesson per week, over the course of 8 weeks. All lessons and materials are provided at no cost to volunteers or families. We also have group lesson opportunities where volunteers can sign up to participate in clubs and events as their schedule allows. All CoachArt coaches have completed an orientation and a background check.
What Kind of Lessons Can I Teach?
Some of our most popular lessons include but are not limited to: cooking, baking, piano, guitar, singing, arts and crafts, painting, soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, yoga, media arts, and volleyball.
CoachArt (virtual) In-Home Lessons give students a safe space to learn and improve a new skill with one-on-one instruction from a personal coach who cheers them on, and an outlet to express themselves and have fun.
See how CoachArt volunteers and In Home lessons have impacted the lives of real students and families.
So many people help CoachArt in making a difference for kids impacted by chronic illnesses! With the help of partners, board members, staff, volunteers, families, and supporters – together, we improve the lives of chronically ill children and their families. Thank you for supporting CoachArt on National Nonprofit Day, and every day!
MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR FAMILIES IMPACTED BY CHILDHOOD CHRONIC ILLNESS
Since 2001, CoachArt has matched volunteer coaches with students for one-on-one or group lessons in arts and athletics. Our vision is that one day every family impacted by chronic illness will be connected to a community of support and an opportunity to learn and grow together.
CoachArt offers free art and athletic lessons to chronically ill children and their siblings between the ages of 5-18 in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego. If your child has been diagnosed with a chronic condition, we invite you to fill out a student eligibility form or get in touch to learn if CoachArt is right for your child.
WAYS TO HELP
Do you have an artistic or athletic skill you would like to share with a child impacted by chronic illness? Become a CoachArt Volunteer.