Whimsy World is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization supporting children in need through art, music, wellness and creative expression.
Our mission is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life for children with cancer, disabilities and living in impoverished communities. Whimsy World is a series of non-profit projects which give hope through the Arts and fuel world-changing movements for kids in need.
Whimsy Wellness in collaboration with ZENTS Marketing Card
Art For Life Project Whimsy World Art Cart at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in New Jersey.
Artist: Ernesto Kunde
Art For Life Project
Children battling cancer and life threatening illnesses are forced to change their lives overnight. They suddenly find themselves isolated in a hospital room and attached to beeping medical equipment. The Art for Life project aims to bring creativity and color back into their world. We collaborate with artists to create a unique Art Cart, then fill it with supplies that will keep children engaged, inspired and creative. Each one-of-a-kind Art Cart is donated to Children’s Hospitals. Art therapists, musicians and artist volunteers host Whimsy Workshops to encourage social interaction and creativity. Art Carts are also utilized bedside for children in active treatment.
See the world through a kids-eye view! Each child will document their world with their own colorful instant camera and create a “CLICKbook” of their artistic work. Children’s Hospitals receive donated instant cameras from Whimsy World for their patients battling life threatening illnesses and disabilities. The project aims to support children through the stages of development and tackle the struggles of everyday life. A strong artistic background has been shown to improve areas of learning and academics, and it is a source of empowerment and self-expression.
Our framework for wellness education include several components. Our Wellness Workshops each feature a speaker or a panel with leading organizations that promote a healthy dialogue between healthcare providers and the people who are living with the condition. Each workshop aims to create a space for patients and families to meet and learn from each other, whether through sharing testimonials, learning of integrative therapies, or sharing a healthy meal.
Each month a childhood cancer warrior is featured on our website and social media platforms. The child has the opportunity to display their creative work, discuss their inspiration and tell their story. Additionally, we feature memories and stories of children that have gained their wings due to their battle with cancer. One of the great values of art is its capacity to call attention to the patient’s strengths. This project aims to create awareness for childhood cancer and help young patients gain a sense of mastery over troubling events.
Whimsy On Wheels (WOW!)
Events Director + Board Secretary
Wellness Advisory Board Chair
Wellness Advisory Board Co-Chair
Wellness Advisory Board Vice-Chair
Founder + Executive Director
Director of Development + Strategic Initiatives
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.