Founded in 2020 by Katherine Andrews, HeART for Charity, Inc. 501(c)(3) works to create a positive impact on the mental health of underserved seniors and hospitalized children through art therapy. With the help of our volunteers and partners we have donated thousands of original pieces of art, sent hundreds of coloring books to hospitalized children and hosted numerous HeART Parties, allowing us to leave a positive impact with hand-made art and coloring books and brighten the lives of thousands of people.
HeART for Children! is an annual project that creates a coloring book consisting of art made with love BY children, FOR hospitalized children. Inspired by Katherine’s 17-year-old cousin, Stella, who was diagnosed with B-Cell lymphoma, Katherine enlisted her peers at Westminster School and throughout the Atlanta community to donate line drawings complied in the coloring books. HeART has since created four volumes of books, and touched the lives of thousands of hospitalized children!
HeART for Seniors! was created in 2020 at the onset of the pandemic to brighten the lives of seniors living in isolation, separated from family and friends. Individual art creations were made and donated to senior living facilities across Atlanta. The art provided hope and joy for those that were not able to be with loved ones during those difficult times. HeART is passionate about continuing to give to our seniors in underserved communities and provide a little extra sunshine in their lives.
Katherine Andrews partnered with Dorothy Verner in 2021 to create the HeART Party! program. HeART parties are hosted across the greater Metro Atlanta area to help create art in a fun, creative environment. Art from the parties is gathered and donated around the community to local hospitals, schools and senior living facilities in underserved communities. In 2023, they expanded the program with Lead Volunteers.
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
HeART for Children, in partnership with the The Glenn Institute at Westminster Schools, will make it's 4th Annual donation of 200 original c...
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
A.G. Rhodes Atlanta
HeART is partnering with NCL to bring an art party to our friends at A.G. Rhodes Atlanta!!
A.G. Rhodes Atlanta
Sadie G. Mays
HeART Party is hosting art party with the seniors and our friends at Sadie G. Mays Health & Rehabilitation Center!!
Sadie G. Mays
"This morning the whole staff came in to hand out the art. We had enough to put one at each door, and add extras in the halls. It is amazing. It was so therapeutic for our staff to have something so positive to engage in, and for our residents too. It really made everyone so happy. Thanks again for all of your work, we are going to enjoy this for a long, long time!”
- Janel Green, Executive Director / Cathedral Towers (Atlanta, GA)
"Our patients and families are always excited to receive a gift that brings them comfort during their journey on our floor, especially the HeART for Children books! These books are so personalized and unique coming from kids for kids and our patients notice. Everybody loved them (even the parents!). We cannot thank everyone involved enough for the smiles this donation provided!"
- Emma Buyarski / Program Coordinator / Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
"You young ladies certainly understand what takes many people a lifetime to realize - "There can be no greater gift than that of giving one's time and energy to help others.....Nelson Mandela." I applaud you all for doing this and I pray that the special blessings which you bring us this holiday season will be returned to you with good measure."
- Deke Cateau, Chief Executive Officer / A.G. Rhodes (Atlanta, GA)
"Katherine and Dorothy, I just wanted to reach out and give a huge thanks to you both for the amazing HeART Party you brought to Agape last weekend. You have received nothing but outstanding reviews from our Love Family guests and our children. The work you both do is amazing, and we couldn't be more grateful for the way you partner with us to bring meaningful art projects to our children, families, and senior citizens."
- Marlon Montgomery, Director of Programs / Agape Youth & Family Center (Atlanta, GA)
"One patient was so inspired that she started making her own coloring book! The books are going out really quickly. We so appreciate your generous donation and we wish you the best in 2023!"
- Jake Lore & Lauren Newman / Child Life in the Bass Infusion Center Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Stanford, CA)
"Your efforts and dedication to making HeART for Children an accessible resource for the patients of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is so inspiring. We are so grateful that you will be donating the next installment of the coloring books to our hospital."
- Lindsay Whiteside, MS,CCLS, Senior Program Coordinator / Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
"Not only did A.G. Rhodes residents enjoy selecting from many donated pieces, but HeART for Seniors has been a huge success at several senior care communities!"
- A.G. Rhodes 2020-2021 Annual Report (Atlanta, GA)
"HeART for Charity, an organization that provides original artwork to donate to seniors and hospitalized children, has sent ripples across Atlanta."
- The Westminster Bi-line (Atlanta, GA)
"Good morning, everyone! We're still feeling the love from your visit yesterday. The residents really enjoyed meeting you and loved the paintings! Katherine and Dorothy, you're doing a great job with your HeART project. Keep up the great work!"
- Shirley H. Coleman, Director of Development & Marketing / Sadie G. Mays Health & Rehabilitation Center (Atlanta, GA)
"Katherine, we are so grateful to be the recipients of volume 1 HeART for Children coloring books. You are so talented. I look forward to keeping up with HeART and watch it reach even more patients in 2022!"
- Mallory Ryan, Development Officer / Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation (Atlanta, GA)
"Dorothy, I think what the two of you are doing with the HeART parties is absolutely wonderful!! We would definitely like to partner with you and Katherine for this inspiring and heartfelt initiative. Agape also serves senior citizens in the community, so it would be really cool for the Agape children to create art pieces for the Agape seniors.”
- Nell Benn, CEO / Agape Youth & Family Center (Atlanta, GA)
"What an amazing accomplishment! Katherine, you should be super proud of all of the hard work you have put into this initiative and all of the hard work you've done this year."
- Megan James, Director / The Glenn Institute (Atlanta, GA)
"Dorothy and Katherine! Thank you again for such a wonderful HeART Party at Agape!"
- Jessica Parks / Agape Youth Programs Manager (Atlanta, GA)
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