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Art From The Heart

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Due to current safety precautions associated with COVID-19, we have had to make the unfortunate yet necessary decision to suspend all Art From The Heart projects at this time. While room makeovers are not currently being done, we are fully committed to our mission and are still accepting applications for future room makeovers. We look forward to returning back to work as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, Circle of Care wishes the best for you and your families and stay safe and healthy.

Something to look forward to during treatment.

 

Cancer treatment is emotionally and physically draining, particularly for children who have to endure long hospital stays and extended periods of time at home, away from school and friends. Art From The Heart transforms a cancer patient’s room at home into a personal wonderland. We work with creative teams based in Fairfield, New Haven, New London, and Hartford Counties to make over each child’s room into the room of his or her dreams.

Since 2005, Circle of Care has transformed over 130 bedrooms and play areas in the homes of young patients using paint, fabric, furnishings, and love – all inspired by the boundless imagination of the children. All of the design work is completed by both adult and teen volunteers with assistance from local professional contractors who donate their time and expertise. The majority of our Art from the Heart teams are made up of high school and college students, who work under the guidance of adult designers. By interacting with their peers throughout a room makeover project, homebound children during cancer treatment benefit from kid-to-kid communication, a tremendous healing tool.  

Am I eligible to apply? Children in Connecticut ages 4-16 who are presently undergoing treatment are eligible to apply; recipients are chosen by lottery four times per year. 

Click here to form an Art From the Heart Team or contact our Art from the Heart Program Director to learn more.

To learn more about the process, click here.

Our Contributors

  • MBIA Foundation
    MBIA Foundation