Arts.care is a non profit founded by Nandini Bhatt and Sahitya Suresh based in Malvern, PA. When we were in sixth grade, we realized that we both had a passion for art and charity. So, instead of just painting together, we decided to put our talent and drive towards a higher cause - charity. We worked together to create our first major project: Cards for Care. In this initiative, we raised money for children’s charity by selling handmade designs on cards at local events. Soon after, we decided to expand our non-profit to encompass a broader array of arts including sewing, virtual art, photography, etc. We also began donating to more charities such as food banks and broader medical charities. With these newer projects, we became more active in spreading awareness about other forms of art and charity while gathering more student volunteers to engage in our cause. So far, we have raised $15,000 and are working towards our goal of $50,000.
At Arts.Care, our mission is to make a positive difference in society by raising funds for children and other patients who can’t afford proper medical treatment/ need assistance to provide for their families. We want to raise donations for these causes by promoting the arts as something that can be more than just a hobby.
Through Arts.Care, we not only want to raise money and awareness for different charities and the arts, but we also want to inspire kids and show them that they can make a difference too. By giving a platform for other students to share ideas, lead initiatives, and assist with projects, Arts.Care offers a way for young people to contribute to their community.
We currently have 4 projects: Cards for Care, Masks for COVID, Art Classes, and Photoshoots. Our first and longest project is Cards for Care, where we create original handmade designs to sell on greeting cards. Next, in the light of COVID-19, we started making lined cotton masks for essential workers and for sale to our community. Additionally, we began hosting virtual art classes for kids to guide them through several art pieces of various mediums. Lastly, we host photoshoots including porch shoots for families and graduation shoots for students. As of now, we have 3 chapters at schools that also help us with these initiatives. Since the last 4 years, we have been raising money to donate to mainly Shriners Hospital