Making memories in December

In December, we took our Art + People equation and multiplied it by the magic of the holidays!  Throughout the month, we held 9 Free Arts Days and served 2092 children!  Our dedicated community of volunteers turned each event into meaningful moments of celebration for the children we serve.  Through our partnership with the Positive Network Alliance, we got to experience how children’s little faces lit up when they got to meet Santa and how thankful they were to receive brand new toys.  Gift Making Day was our very first event in our new space where we were able to incorporate an exhibit, dance and spoken word performances, and fun holiday art projects.  The house was packed with children and volunteers enjoying the activities while sipping on hot cocoa and nibbling on Christmas cookies.  Finally, Ballet Arizona invited some of our various partner agencies to attend their annual Angel Night Ballet where everyone enjoyed a performance of The Nutcracker. The spirit of the events and the smiles on the children’s faces were infectious.