Art for Charlie Foundation

Hospice Care for Children
Support for Bereavement
Art for the Community
Foxy love

Sorrowful haresThe Art for Charlie Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity established in 2012 to help children with life limiting illness and all families bereaved by the death of a child.

 We support pediatric hospice and provide grants to families facing financial hardship and who have a child with life limiting illness or who are suffering bereavement from the death of a child.

We raise money through art events to focus on joy and beauty rather than sadness, while at the same time bringing art to the community.

Our main fundraiser is our Art Show & Auction. This features not only contributions from Michigan artists as well as artists from across the US, the United Kingdom, Italy and France, but also some remarkable non-art auction prizes, including vacation packages and gift certificates to top restaurants. The 2014 show was held on November 13 at the Marriott at University Place in East Lansing. Our Children's Art Show, showcasing collaborative work from area schools, opened November 1 at the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum and continued for two weeks at the Marriott. Our statewide art prize fpr 2015 will be announced shortly

In partnership with the MSU College of Human Medicine, Hospice of Michigan and Peoples Church, we broke new  ground in 2014 with a Pediatric Palliative Care and Bereavement conference bringing together professionals from around the state -- a successful and productive event which will be repeated.

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The Story of Charlie and the Foundation
Interview with Charlie's father, John Waller,
John and Charlie