Operation Sunshine: Art Kits for Caring Kids

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - June 25 @ 9:00 pmFree


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Coronavirus left so many of our elderly community members feeling alone due to needing to be isolated from others for their health and safety and visitors are being limited again. While our playgroups at some facilities have resumed, not every family can participate and would still like to contribute to bringing smiles to the faces of our grandfriends. Artwork created by our kids and photos of them can bring great joy to them.

Help bring joy to our “grandfriends” living in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities throughout the Milwaukee area by having your children make artwork provided in our “Art Kits for Caring Kids.”

Your child or children will complete three projects using the materials supplied by KIC in the art kit. Your children can add additional personal touches with any of your own art and craft supplies. We loved to see the kids’ creativity with each month’s art projects! The recipients of the artwork would love to receive a photo of your child(ren) and/or a note to accompany their artwork if you are comfortable with that.

You get to assemble at your own home.

Your family will pick up a prepared art kit from the front porch box at 5524 N Diversey Blvd., Whitefish Bay between the dates of June 10th and 18th between the hours of noon and 9 p.m. Details of the projects and pictures of examples of completed projects will be provided in the follow-up email you will receive after signing up and instructions will be provided in the kit. If families are in need of any of the supplies not normally provided to complete the projects, they can contact Kristin, the project leader, and KIC can provide these items. 

Return completed artwork in the storage bag to the same address any time before 6 pm on June 25th. Projects can be turned in any day between pick up and June 25th.

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It’s Time To Make Some Art MKE!)