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Alzheimer’s Care Program
The Alzheimer’s Care Program at Five Star Senior Living (part of Morningside Assisted Living) is looking for performers and artists to visit with their residents (between the ages of 80-90). Preferred programs include clowns, juggling, music, dance, or theatre, but they are open to anything entertaining, uplifting, and fun. For additional information, please contact Kathy Pasquel at 434-971-8889.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge’s mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships with mentors. Many Littles enjoy drawing, knitting, dancing, woodworking, ceramics and other creative activities. We are looking for both group and individual arts programming, and will help with scheduling and capacity needs. Matches are encouraged to be adventurous, so any offerings are welcome and will surely appeal to some of our kids!
Contact Becky Reid for more information.
Community Attention Foster Families
CAFF provides a variety of support services to foster families. They are currently serving approximately 95 foster families, including some 90 foster children. Many foster parents and kinship parents do not have the financial resources to take advantage of cultural programs in our community. CAFF is seeking tickets to arts programming in the Charlottesville, Albermarle and surrounding communities. Please email Allison Jett with any offerings.
The Piedmont Family YMCA After-School Program utilizes the PATHS Curriculum which focuses on readiness, self-control, family, and relationships. Throughout the school year, they educate the children on different countries, character development, science, and nature. Arts and crafts projects that are related to the curriculum are always greatly needed. Examples of desired programming include producing hand puppet skits, crafting decorative family picture frames, building homemade solar systems, or teaching different painting techniques. Additionally, they are always in need of creative curriculum for the YMCA child care center for children between the ages of 2-5 years. For more information, please contact Brookes Sims.
Teens GIVE is a program that takes at-risk youth out into the community to volunteer. They are looking for hands-on arts volunteer opportunities in order to expose their participants to worlds and ideas outside their own. For more information, please call 434-989-6371 or email Maggie Zentgraf.