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We are thrilled to announce the acceptance of a generous grant thanks to the Young Leaders Fund of the Chicago Community Trust! These funds will be used to expand backpack distribution to Stroger Hospital making this iconic and largest "safety-net" hospital our 8th Chicago healthcare institution.

Art Helps Heal is recognized by the United States Treasury Department of Internal Revenue (IRS) as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to providing a specialized backpack filled with quality art materials, self-directed project books, and a website for hospitalized teens.


Art Helps Heal workshops 

for patients at Shriners Children's Hospital

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the Backpack?

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How YOU can help us


to the 7 hospitals

we currently serve

The need has never been greater for Art Helps Heal's mission to provide the long-term adolescent patients at the seven children's hospitals we currently serve. 


In the future we hope to expand our service to other children's hospital facilities. However, none of this would be possible without the generosity of our contributors.  

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