If you want to make a difference in the world, an easy way to do so is to donate to foster children and the families who care for them. One great donation for foster children that most people fail to think about is the gift of art or music supplies. These supplies serve multiple benefits to the children and teens living in the foster care system. But why?
Art and music serve as creative outlets for the strong emotions foster children are feeling. Many of these children have had to deal with very adult topics and situations long before they should have ever had to. Finding a healthy outlet is vital in overcoming these situations and repairing mental health.
Fine Motor Skills
Both art and music can help children of all ages to advance their fine motor skills. These skills can help with a wide range of everyday tasks, and even help certain children in their future careers.
Having Fun Is Important
Both art and music are fun, and having fun is important for everyone – including the children living in foster care. Many of these donations can be used for multiple children, or for extended periods of time.
Wondering what kind of art or music supplies you could donate to foster children in need? Here are a few great examples:
- Musical instruments in gently used or brand new condition
- Music books or instructional manuals (instructional CDs are also a great idea)
- Paint, crayons, colored pencils, pencils, pens, markers, or paint brushes
- Coloring books
- Construction paper, sketch books, or poster boards
- Scissors, glue, and tape
- Yarn, googly eyes, glitter, Popsicle sticks (not used), or other crafting materials
Learn More About Donating Art and Music Supplies to Foster Children
For more information on how you can help the children living in foster care, or the families who take care of them, contact us today.