These large treasure boxes were filled with small gifts and delivered to the K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore Medical Center.
Shelly McAteer, President of Tole Time, was contacted through Riverview Medical Center's Art Therapy program. She was asked if the chapter would paint "feelings" on river rocks (emoticons, words, or both). They were also asked to paint the inside of a paper mache box. The members of Tole Time at the Jersey Shore made the rocks look beautiful and were thanked for their tremendous job.
While painting is what brought us together, our commitment to giving back to the community forms a unique camaraderie within our group. Our members have worked together to provide painted items for local charities such as: the Make a Wish Foundation, Ocean of Love, Stephens Specialized Hospital for Children, Habitat for Humanity Resale Store, and the ToleNet Outreach Program which distributes hand painted "memory boxes" to hold keepsakes for families who have suffered the loss of an infant.
These boxes were created for the children at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital. They are a special place for the children to put memories and keepsakes of their loved ones.
These canvas tote bags were painted and filled with art supplies for the art department of the Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C. The bags were delivered by our member, Kitt Christie and her grandson.
FEELING STONES AND DREAM BOXES
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