Thank you for helping Jar of heARTS bring a splash of color to local children's hospitals.
Signature heART event
Our signature heART event is a very special event where siblings, best friends and family are invited for an afternoon of creative expression with patients. These events promote visitation and serve as a relaxing escape of hospital bedrooms for patients and their families! During these intimate events, participants receive a heart balloon and a special heART bag filled with love!
In partnership with Miami’s talented visual and performing artist from Wynwood, local artist are inspired to visit patients to create a collaborative work of art together during our annual heART Basel event; where we transform the entire hospital into a giant pop up studio and art exhibit for all patients and families to experience. The artist also gift one special family per year a special portrait of their child who has passed away.
The heART bag project
The heART Bag Project is a community service art project led by local MiamiDade Creative Arts teacher/ Founder of Jar of heARTS Elizabeth Hiciano. The heART Bag Project was initiated by her former middle school art class in support of their classmate, who was affected by pediatric cancer. Each bag includes art materials such as crayons, color pencils, coloring books, watercolors and other comfort items to help ease their chemo treatment and hospital stay. Each bag is then tied to a heart balloon. Jar of heARTS believes that balloons have a magical way of lifting a child’s spirit.