Hospice Care for Children
Support for Bereavement
Art for the Community
The 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. Our 2015 show will be on Friday, November 6 at the Marriott in downtown East Lansing. (Click to sign up as a participating artist).
Dates for our next Children's Art Show and for our statewide Spirit of Michigan Art prize will be announced shortly.
In November 2014 we broke new ground with a Pediatric Palliative Care and Bereavement conference bringing together professionals from around the state -- a successful and productive event which we expect repeat in late September 2015 (see "Conference").
To help promote the concept of caring for others,
we have launched our Kindness Campaign.
(Check it out -- it's not just for children.)