The Art for Charlie Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity established in 2012 to help children with life limiting illness and their families, and all families bereaved by the death of a child.
For the children, we work to ensure that specialized pediatric hospice care is available, and to provide the best quality of life for the child. Childhood is life filled with wonder, joy and imagination. So to ease pain is not enough. We need to try to fill every moment with joy. Our Foundation donates to hospitals and hospices to encourage training in the specialized nursing care that is needed to provide hospice for children and also advocates and lobbies for improved care.
We also advocate for and help the families, particularly the parents and siblings who suffer bereavement from the death of a child, whether by illness, accident or suicide. We recognize the impact of grief as a a public health issue. For families and individuals we offer help and support through retreats, counseling, and grants.
We also promote art. To focus on joy and beauty, not on sadness, we raise money through art, through children's art events and by bringing art to the community.
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