who do we give to?


A.R.T. (A Real Thought) In Action
 

We help to fund A.R.T. In Action. A.R.T. In Action is a registered non-profit that offers free art workshops, programs and mentorships for youth ages 14-29 that are facing multiple barriers. They provide job skills, guidance from professional artists and entrepreneurs and a safe environment to explore creativity and grow. 

To learn more visit: www.artinactionottawa.com
 


OTHER DONATIONS


CAMP INSPYRED
Ottawa, Canada
Photography Package


CHILDRENS VILLAGE (KINDERHILFE) 
Southern Leyte, Philippines
Art Workshop, Monetary Donation


OTTAWA CHAMBERFEST
Ottawa, Canada
Art Donation for Silent Auction


UNITED NATIONS REFUGEE AGENCY x KICKSTARTER
Aid for Refugees worldwide
Monetary Donation


THE CANADIAN SOMALI MOTHERS' ASSOCIATION,
Ottawa, Canada
Photography Package Donation


UNITED WAY (3 years)
Ottawa, Canada
Art Donation for Silent Auction


ALBERT SCHWEITZER ORPHANAGE,
Cebu, Philippines
Medical/Dental services, Christmas Gifts, Art, Photography & Recreation

CLIFFORD BOWEY SCHOOL
Ottawa Canada (2 years)
Art Donation for Silent Auction


SHEPHERDS OF GOOD HOPE 
Ottawa, Ontario
Christmas Gift-Giving Program


ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS, Ottawa, Canada
Art Donation for Silent Auction


HEARTS FOR SUPER-0
Ottawa, Ontario
Aid for baby needing surgery for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
Art Donation for Online Auction


HELP OTTAWA FUR KIDS 
Ottawa, Canada (2 years)
Once Upon A Cosplay Package Donation


HOUSE OF PAINT
Ottawa, Canada
Volunteer Workshop Facilitator


PARKDALE FOOD CENTRE
Ottawa, Ontario
Clothing and Food Donation

LIV POLAR BEAR
Ottawa, Canada
Promotional Video, Graphic Design


RED CROSS
Canada
Monetary Donation


RED CROSS
Philippines
Monetary Donation


KARUNA GIRLS ORPHANAGE, Maharashtra, India
Art Donation for Silent Auction


OTTAWA SKATEBOARD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, Ottawa, Canada
helped to fund the build of Charlie Bowins' Skatepark
Art Donation


OXFAM UNWRAPPED
Canada
Monetary Donation


CHEO
Ottawa, Canada
Face Painting



LOVE PROJECTS
 

Love Projects are our way of giving back to our community. It is a simple way of paying it forward.



SOME LOVE PROJECTS completed since 2007:

 

 

  1. Art supplies for Tom, a man in rehab. We saw his post on Kijiji about wanting art supplies for Art Therapy so we gave him a back pack full of everything to start him off. He sent us photos of his paintings a month or two later. 
     
  2. Valentines to the homeless. We walked around Ottawa and gave out 100 packages filled with candies, chocolates and hand cut hearts with hand-written quotes about Love.
     
  3. Christmas presents for the gift-giving program through Shepherds of Good Hope.
     
  4. We helped give Christmas gifts for over 100 children in Ottawa.
     
  5. A dream day for 14 year old girl named Courtney who has Kawasaki Disease: CTV Morning appearance, all expenses paid clothing shopping, hair, make-up and a photo shoot and Justin Bieber tickets for her and a friend. In collaboration with Modella Media.
     
  6. Christmas giving: we searched on Kijiji during Christmas time in 2013 and found 5 families who posted that they were in need of certain items for their kids, like high chair, clothing etc. Then we sourced the items and hand delivered them to their homes.
     
  7. We fundraised money so over 60 kids at the Albert Schweitzer Orphanage could receive free medical and dental services, as well as lunch.
     
  8. We painted a day care centre in Moalboal, Philippines with images that the teachers could use to help teach the children. It’s a free center for kids (education is normally not free there)
     
  9. One Act of Kindness: Joe Mike Store – We painted a mural on a small business in Cebu, Philippines. They were getting vandalized and we thought a mural could deter that and help beautify their store.
     
  10. One Act of Kindness: Dana’s photos – We visited families in the Mandaue landfill and Dana, our photographer friend took photos of the families. We decided to print out her photos and go back to the landfill and deliver the photos to everyone she took photos of.
     
  11. On the third visit to the landfill, we hand delivered food and clothing to the families.
     
  12. We wrote out little messages of inspiration and love on stickers in Thailand and stuck them in tourist areas in Koh Phi Phi and Phuket.
     
  13. We gave away donated baby clothing to an orphanage in the Philippines
     
  14. We visited the Children’s Village with Let’s Share in Southern Leyte, Philippines and brought art supplies to paint with a group of 14 selected children that spent the day with us on a bangka boat.
     
  15. We organized a fundraiser to help Donna, a nurse we met in the Philippines pay for her medical exam to come to the United States. 4 years later, her dream has come true and her and her family have moved to Texas
     
  16. We gave a hard working Mother of twins and a toddler some Love, doing her make-up and styling her for a personal photo shoot to remind her how beautiful she is inside and out.
     
  17. Self-Love Photo Shoot. A free photo shoot for one woman who overcame adversity and needed a special day to remind her of her true beauty. Read her full story and see her pictures here.

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