The mission of Craft with Me is to provide children facing challenges with the resources to participate in arts and crafts while be inspired to develop their creative side. The program also connects volunteers and recipients to work together to promote kindness and giving back.
My name is Caroline and I am 14 years old. I created Craft with Me because I am very passionate about helping others. It brings me such joy to watch children connect through art. Craft with Me is so rewarding because it has created a platform that allows me to impact children in a positive way.
ART IN A BAG
All initiatives starts with a signature Craft with Me bag.
CHOOSE AN INITIATIVE
Recipients receive a welcome box and art projects in a bag for themed zoom art classes.
Recipients receive Art in a Bag that is used to empower children to learn the lesson of giving back.
Recipients receive Art in a Bag that will be used as part of a special event project during a special holiday celebration.
Be a Guest Artist
LET'S GET STARTED
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
RECIPIENT SIGN UP
CRAFT WITH ME BOX: 2 sheets of paper, 1 glue bottle, 1 glue stick, 1 pair of scissors, 1 watercolor paint set, lei (for fun!), 2 play dohs, 10 markers, 2 tempera paint sticks.
CRAFT WITH ME ZIP LOCK BAG: All extra materials needed to do the craft (approx. 8 items).
EXTRA SUPPLIES: Spin art, play doh, dot paints and sticker sheets.
Coachman Family Center, White Plains, NY.
504 craft kits.
10 craft boxes.
Individual families, Westchester.
583 craft kits.
14 craft boxes.
11 extra supplies.
Vernon Plaza, Mount Vernon, NY.
96 craft kits.
12 craft boxes.
Ossining Children's Center, Ossining, NY.
82 craft kits.
New York City
Individual families in NYC.
385 craft kits.
6 craft boxes.
1 extra supply.
Bethany House in Roosevelt, NY.
218 craft kits.
10 craft boxes.
16 craft kits.
PDL in NYC.
Doorways, Arlington, VA.
35 craft kits.
20 craft kits.
4 craft boxes.
Craft bags: 1,939
GIVE BACK PROGRAMS
PS 131Q, Jamaica, NY.
15 children made cards and bookmarks.
Salvation Army Springfield Family Residence, Jamaica, NY.
School in the Square, NYC.
100 coloring pages by kindergarteners.
Family members and staff from School in the Square, NYC.
Winthrop Avenue School, Belmore, NY.
3rd graders made 30 holiday cards.
Family members and staff from Bethany House, Long Island, NY.
Families on AAOHA Pantry Line, Bronx, NY.
Jendel Pinal Mironda School, NYC
2nd graders made bookmarks and donated 1 book.
PS 131 Q, Jamaica, NY
13 kids made snow globe crafts.
Salvation Army Springfield Family Residence, Jamaica, NY
The Confetti Foundation,
Bronx, NY. Cards went to children in hospitals.
PS 131 Q, NYC
7 kids made pop-up cards.