Alicia's Art Cart

"During her 13 month battle with cancer, Alicia always found herself looking to art as a creative outlet and mental escape from all the hospital visits and treatments. During the time we had between hospitalizations or time at home, I found myself at our local A.C. Moore, to get her yet another craft kit or activity which she loved so much. She learned how to: collage, embroidery, and even make jewelry. All more ‘grown-up’ crafts that were not available in a children’s hospital." - Gisele DiNatale, Executive Director & Co-Founder

Alicia's passion became a reality when the Alicia's Art Cart pilot program launched in 2017, partnered with A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts. With retail stores located all along the east coast, A.C. Moore supports stocking supplies for Art Carts in Children's Hospitals within their area. The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation facilitates providing the Art Cart to Children's Hospitals and coordinating the personalized shopping spree for the hospital Child Life Staff at their local A.C. Moore store. In 2018, a partnership with Safelite AutoGlass brought the extension of program reach from coast-to-coast!

Our goal is to get Alicia's Art Carts in as many Children's Hospitals throughout the country! If you want to help make it happen and continue the ongoing support of restocking current supplies, click here to make your donation! So far, here are the current Alicia's Art Carts rolling down hospital hallways, with many more in the works! If you or someone you know is being treated at one of these locations, ask the Child Life team to see their Alicia's Art Cart!

  1. Virtua Voorhees Hospital - Voorhees, NJ
  2. Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children - Wilmington, DE
  3. Broward Health Salah Foundation Children's Hospital - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  4. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
  5. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Boston, MA
  6. St. Mary's Hospital for Children - Bayside, NY
  7. St. Christopher's Hospital for Children - Philadelphia, PA
  8. Nemours duPont Pediatrics - Deptford, NJ
  9. Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper - Camden, NJ
  10. Weisman Children's Hospital and Rehabilitation Center - Marlton, NJ
  11. Cook Children's Medical Center - Fort Worth, TX
  12. Connecticut Children's Medical Center - Hartford, CT
  13. Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR
  14. Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Liberty Campus - Cincinnati, OH
  15. Children's Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
  16. Children's Minnesota Saint Paul Hospital - St. Paul, MN
  17. Covenant Children's Hospital - Lubbock, TX
  18. Phoenix Children's Hospital - Phoenix, AZ
  19. Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart - Pensacola, FL
  20. Baptist Children's Hospital - Miami, FL
  21. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
  22. Sanford Children's Hospital - Sioux Falls, SD
  23. Cincinnati Children's Hospital College Hill - Cincinnati, OH
  24. Miller Children's Hospital - Long Beach, CA
  25. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland - Oakland, CA
  26. Children's of Alabama - Birmingham, AL
  27. Cardon Children's Medical Center - Mesa, AZ
  28. St. Mary's Hospital for Children - Bayside, NY
  29. Norton Children's Hospital - Louisville, KY
  30. American Family Children's Hospital - Madison, WI
  31. Virtua Memorial Hospital - Mount Holly, NJ
  32. St. Luke's Children's Hospital - Boise, ID
  33. Duke Children's Hospital - Durham, NC
  34. Golisano Children's Hospital - Fort Myers, FL
  35. Virtua CASTLE - Camden, NJ
  36. Kentucky Children's Hospital - Lexington, KY
  37. Harbor UCLA Medical Center - Torrance, CA
  38. Boston Children's Hospital - Boston, MA
  39. Inspira Health Network - Bridgeton, NJ
  40. UNC Children's Hospital - Chapel Hill, NJ

If you are a Child Life Specialist or Hospital Development Officer with questions on how to get Alicia's Art Cart to your hospital, please email us at!

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