The Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH) held its first Art Night at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) near Loyola University Medical Center in Hines, IL on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. 

There were about 20 young patients of varying ages with their family members who participated in the handprint Sculpey clay activity.  These young patients are being treated at the Loyola University Medical Center.

The Sculpey clay kits were donated by Ms. Denice Steinmann, Chairman and owner of Polyform company located in Elk Grove Village, IL.  We are very appreciative of Denice’s generous donation because AAFH has been able to hold Sculpey clay art night events at multiple RMHs in the past year. 

We also want to thank Alyssa’s Godmother, Nancy Nunez and her family members-Maria Luisa Rivera, Miguel Rivera, Elida Nunez & Linda Valle for volunteering in this final Art Night of 2016!

Many of the patients made their own handprint with the easy-to-use and soft clay which only took 30 minutes to bake and harden. When they got to see their finished product, the young patients were happy to keep their own creations.

The volunteers also had a wonderful time and were glad to have been able to bring a bit of joy to these patients on this Art Night!