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, President & Co-Founder


Alicia's passion became a reality when the Alicia's Art Cart pilot program launched in 2017. Starting with six local Children's Hospitals, the Art Carts were stocked with art supplies and craft utensils for children and teens. In 2018, a partnership with Safelite AutoGlass extended the program, allowing it to reach nationwide from coast-to-coast! Currently, there are 40 Alicia's Art Carts located in Children's Hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers throughout the country.

To read an amazing story from Virtua Memorial Hospital about the success of Alicia's Art Cart, click here!

Our goal is to provide Art Carts in as many Children's Hospitals as possible throughout the country. If you are interested in supporting the ongoing restocking of supplies, donations are always welcome!

 

Today, our Alicia's Art Carts continue to roll down hospital hallways, providing creative resources for children and teens. If you or someone you know is being treated at one of these locations and would like to use the Art Cart, reach out to the hospital's Child Life team.

Alicia's Art Carts can be found at...

  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. Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart - Pensacola, FL
  20. Baptist Children's Hospital - Miami, FL
  21. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite - 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. Norton Children's Hospital - Louisville, KY
  29. American Family Children's Hospital - Madison, WI
  30. Virtua Memorial Hospital - Mount Holly, NJ
  31. St. Luke's Children's Hospital - Boise, ID
  32. Duke Children's Hospital - Durham, NC
  33. Golisano Children's Hospital - Fort Myers, FL
  34. Virtua CASTLE - Camden, NJ
  35. Kentucky Children's Hospital - Lexington, KY
  36. Harbor UCLA Medical Center - Torrance, CA
  37. Inspira Health Network - Bridgeton, NJ
  38. UNC Children's Hospital - Chapel Hill, NJ
  39. Children's Hospital of Atlanta Egleston - Atlanta, GA
  40. St. Mary's Hospital for Children - Bayside, NY

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 info@arvf.org!

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