BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB BRING COLOR TO KIDS IN THE HOSPITAL
Each month in the Art Program at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Fe, the kids participate in an art activity to benefit the community. This month, we talked about children in the hospital, especially those who are in it long term. I asked them if they had been in the hospital before. We then discussed what the rooms had look liked. After determining that most rooms were all white with no artwork, the kids were asked to make some colorful, vibrant art for me to bring to the Pediatric/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. The kids responded enthusiastically and were thrilled to take part in bringing color to the lives of children they didn’t know. I was so impressed by their empathy and ability to think outside of themselves. It is inspiring to see them so naturally love and give, in such a creative way, to those in need of encouragement and support. I felt honored to witness these little ones step outside themselves in such a way, and can only imagine a future with these children brining this attitude into the world as they grown into citizens of our community.