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Play it Forward Donation

Play it Forward Donation

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For $10, you can donate a visit to a child who might not otherwise have the opportunity to visit Children's Art Factory. We will cover the remaining cost for their accompanying adults.

Play It Forward passes have been donated to The Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington's "Free to Grow" program for the past 2 years. Unfortunately, we have not seen many of these donated passes being used. Sadly, this may be for a variety of reasons that are both social and economical. For whatever reason we’ve decided to try a different tactic that would guarantee that those passes get used by the children who really need them …and that will be in the form of kindergarten field trips.

With the donations collected, we will be able to provide at least 4 public school kindergarten classes (in lower economic neighbourhoods within the UGDSB) a field trip to our studio, free of charge. 

kindergarten field trips to our studio can be costly (when you factor in busing) and can be a barrier to visiting for some schools. We hope to be able to offset this cost by providing some free visits to eligible UGDSB schools (Sept-March).

We are currently on the look out to partner with a larger local organization who might be willing to support this initiative more fully, by providing free field trips to our studio for all UGDSB kindergarten classes who wish to visit (Sept-March).

Historically, arts funding is always the first to get cut during times of financial crisis ; however, our art studio for young children continues to thrive with a pioneering child-led philosophy that is now considered best practice in early childhood settings and play-based kindergartens.

We believe our studio can help fill the gap in early years arts education by providing inspiration to Kindergarten Educators to take back to the classroom and benefit those young students most in need of arts access but otherwise might never have the opportunity to visit.

We believe all young children deserve access to an abundance of art materials and time to play in our studio, regardless of income. Your donation makes a difference. Thank you!

 Please email melissa@thechildrensartfactory for more information.

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