On Monday, March 28, 2016, over 20 children signed up for the Art Night hosted by Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope at the RMH in Chicago. Yoli and four volunteers (Ana Salgado, Daniel Guerrero, Nancy Avila and Tara Liceaga) assisted the children and parents to shape the rings, flatten the clay to create their own handprint and footprint.
While the families had dinner, our volunteers encouraged the children to join us for the Art Night and described the Sculpey Clay project. The children, Moms and Dads became interested and excited to participate in the art activity. We want to thank Denice Steinman, owner of Polyform Company, who donated all the Sculpey Clay kits to Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope!
One of the Moms of a young patient staying at the house said, “Out of all the arts and crafts, AAFH’s art night has been the most fun and exciting session and my 4 year old son, David, Loved it!” This entire family from Michigan was involved in our Art Night and it was great to see David, Valerie & Devon smile with joy!
After 30 minutes in the oven, the handprint and footprint clay was done and ready for the children to pick theirs up. The children could not wait to see the finished product. The RMH Manager told us that this had been another successful event hosted by Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope!
We just love to bring joy and hope to all the children and families.