Arts and crafts, whether knitting, drawing, painting, or another medium, offer the girls in the Residential Treatment Program (ages 12-18) a creative outlet for stabilizing their emotions along with a nonverbal means to express their feelings. The girls have an opportunity to participate in organized arts and crafts groups as part of their therapeutic activities, as well as work on their own to pursue a creative idea. Girls find a sense of pride and satisfaction in completing their projects, which often become treasured gifts for family members or friends.
Arts and crafts supplies are also used in theVillage School, the after school and summer programs, parent enrichment classes, and in preparing a LifeBook for children in foster care or preparing for adoption.
The cost to support creative arts supplies for a resident for 7-8 months (average length of stay) is about $100. This covers the cost of supplies such as yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, drawing/painting supplies, journals, etc.
The cost of materials for one child preparing for adoption is about $150. This includes the Life Book, single-use cameras, and other craft supplies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we donate the actual item? Yes! The most needed item is acrylic yarn (medium gauge such as Red Heart), plus knitting needles and crochet hooks (plastic or wood only). We also welcome drawing and painting supplies, other arts and crafts materials, single use cameras, as well as scrapbooks and supplies.
Where to send your check: Development Office, theVillage, 452 S. Roberts Rd., Rosemont, PA 19010 Where to drop off items: theVillage, 452 S. Roberts Rd., Rosemont, PA 19010
For details, contact [email protected] or 610-519-1615.