Growing up in our home we spent hours drawing, painting, putting on plays for relatives, and enjoying music together as a family (and then separately as teenage angst took hold!) Creativity was the most valuable and abundant currency in our home, which then evolved and expanded as we became adults. This passion for the power of music, art, and creativity is why we feel equally passionate about giving back to the Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
For each purchase, we will donate $10
For each purchase made on our site we will donate $10 directly to this special program to help them buy art and music supplies used to help patients and families decrease anxiety, pain, and improve moods, ultimately helping kids get better faster. We feel that what they do is so amazing and valuable that we want to regularly contribute to their cause.
This incredible program at the renowned nonprofit pediatric hospital local to us is so close to our hearts.
The Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program helps treat the whole child, instead of just the symptoms. Through art and music, the program helps alleviate anxiety, provides psychological support, and offers creative outlets for self-expression for better health outcomes.
Because the type of support the Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program provides is not reimbursed by insurance payers, the program is currently 100-percent philanthropically funded. Those who support the Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program help introduce the healing power of the arts to thousands of young patients coping with illness and injury. You will help provide avenues of expression, choice, and control to children experiencing emotional pain and challenges.
Since the program was founded in 1991, each year the program has reached thousands of children and families through:
Group workshops and therapy groups in inpatient playrooms and family lounges.
One-on-one and family interactions at bedside.
Educational opportunities and performances in outpatient clinics and waiting areas.
Pre-operative expressive arts therapy sessions.
Outdoor arts enrichment activities.
The children's creativity brightens the hospital surroundings with art and poetry prominent on the lobby's donor wall, throughout the hospital's hallways, and in the healing gardens.
About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit hospital for pediatric care.
CHLA has been named the best children’s hospital on the West Coast and is among the top five in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. CHLA is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. CHLA is also one of America's premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Each year, CHLA provides more than 107,000 children with pediatric health care in a setting designed just for their needs.