100 Alyssa Starter Art Kits (SAKs) were delivered to Comer Children’s Hospital & University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park on Monday, March 11, 2019. The SAKs were received by Hailey Plote, Child Life Assistant who is the newest member of the Child Life Department and a college student.

Amy, Child Life Specialist at Comer Children’s Hospital, told us they are excited to receive more of Alyssa SAKs as they are very well received by the teens and young adult patients. The University of Chicago hospital has an Adolescent and Young Adults (AYA) Program and it focuses on working with teens and adults between the ages of 13 to 31 and is excited to give the young adult patients there some of Alyssa SAKs. Amy said, “both of these medical institutions will benefit from the starter art kits. Each facility received 50 Alyssa SAKs which included journals, adult coloring books, drawing, watercolor and acrylic kits.

We thank Comer Children’s Hospital and the University of Chicago Hospital for giving us the opportunity to share Alyssa’s love of art with patients at these hospitals and promoting the art and music programs offered by Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope!