The Maddie Project and DAREarts have partnered to make sure children and youth in underserved communities have the support they need to care for their mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. To make this possible, The Maddie Project has donated $10,000 to provide 800 Creativity Kits to children across Canada. These kits contain wellness-focused, art-based activities and vital supplies to help young people express themselves and build self-care habits during this difficult time.

Currently, DAREarts has a waitlist of hundreds more teachers, families and community workers who have requested Creativity Kits to support the young people in their lives. We need your help to say yes to as many of these requests as possible. 

Every $25.00 donation sends one kit to a child in need. A $100 contribution provides kits for 4 children living in a family shelter. Your $500 gift provides kits to every student in a classroom located in an underserved community. Your donation today will make a huge difference in the lives of young people across Canada. 

What’s in a DAREarts Creativity Kit?

Each carefully curated kit has been crafted to support young people in caring for their mental wellness through arts-based expression. Every kit contains:

  • A 90 Day Dare Journal, perfect for helping young people build healthier habits and take time each day for their mental health. Each page contains creative prompts and activities designed to get young people thinking about their mental, physical and emotional wellness in a fun, arts-based way.
  • 3 Artist Created Activity Guides that walk learners through wellness-focused art activities. 
  • 1 set of markers.
  • 1 set of pencil crayons.
  • 1 pencil case filled with a pencil, eraser, glue stick and scissors.
  • 1 sketch book.
  • 3 fun stickers.
  • 1 seed-starter bookmark to start their own mini-garden.

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