By supporting Free Arts NW, you are supporting youth in receiving free access to creative mediums such as visual arts, dance and movement, music, and film. Youth are given the opportunity to connect with professionals who mentor, guide, and challenge them to discover their creative potential. Free Arts NW provides youth a positive outlet for expressing themselves in the community. Your generous donation supports the mission of Free Arts NW, and most importantly, gives the youth in our community a creative voice.
Free Arts NW accepts monetary donations by means of credit cards, checks, or cash. Free Arts NW can also use many in-kind donations of program supplies – please contact us for a current list of needs. And, Free Arts NW is always in need of people who would like to donate their time as professional mentors or volunteers. Please give, and give generously in whichever way you are able to give. We are truly grateful.
Feeling a sense of contribution, selflessness, and generosity is essential for healthy development. When youth learn about the needs of others and challenging social issues, they develop empathy and their horizons are broadened. When youth learn that they can make a difference through contributing their time, talent, or work, they learn to value the impact they can have. Society often overlooks the great contributions that youth have to offer. In fact, youth thrive on helping: saving the environment, caring for animals, helping senior citizens, teaching what they know to younger and needier kids, or raising funds for people who are suffering. Feeling like a contributing member of a group is an important part of what make youth well-balanced, caring people.
“If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Free Arts NW facilitates generosity by working with youth on projects that are often donated to improve a community space or brighten somebody’s day that is in need. We frequently ask youth to give away the art they have invested their creative efforts in. Through these sacrifices, youth learn how to give freely without expecting anything in return.