The Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH) delivered Alyssa Starter Art Kits to both Advocate Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House in Oak Lawn, IL on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Each facility received 50 Alyssa Starter Art Kits of various types including journals, drawing paper, watercolors and acrylic painting kits as well as erasable lunch bags. Jenna, the Evening House Manager at RMH, was happy to receive these Alyssa Starter Art Kits from our Foundation and we are always happy to see her.

At the Art event, we provided Easter eggs made of plaster for decorating with paints and markers. We had participation from young parents who were dealing with serious health issues of newborns. Other participants were siblings of a seriously ill newborn. This fact was a reminder to us that entire families of all ages and generations are impacted when one of their loved ones is facing life-threatening health issues. The creative outlet that our Art Night provides is welcoming and impactful event for them.

There were plenty of shared stories and smiles as each of the participants did the detailed work of coloring their eggs. We are grateful to encourage the joy of art and music that Alyssa had and spread the mission of AAFH!