April 17th, 2009
Giving Back Image of the Week
Society for the Arts in Healthcare Partnership
Snow City Arts Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
Johnson & Johnson has partnered with the Society for the Arts in Healthcare since 2001 to provide grants to organizations that produce innovative projects to serve patients, their families and caregivers in health care settings, and to promote healing and preventative health.
The artists of Snow City Arts Foundation teach hospitalized children the art of creative writing, music, painting, photography, and filmmaking. These classes help children keep up with their schoolwork when they need to miss school. Snow City works with these children to boost their confidence levels, stimulate their minds, and teach them that they are contributing members to their community’s cultural dialogue.
Like the photographer’s image, art, rather than illness, becomes the focus of the child’s experience.
(Photographer: Shraddha Borawake, a Johnson & Johnson – International Center of Photography Fellowship recipient)