OUTREACH INITIATIVES

 

BANDHANI FOR BLANKETS

Kids at the Anjali Khalsa School in India dyed and sold fabric.  With the proceeds, they bought 101 blankets.  They distributed the blankets to homeless people in their community on New Years Day.

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NATE’S GIFT

Nate’s Gift:  14-year-old Nate recognized that in order to maintain our program, we needed to find ways to communicate with our partner schools.  Nate donated Samsung tablets, that will enable ongoing connections.  The Anjali Khalsa English School has been awarded our first “Global Friend’s Award,” for their extraordinary use of art for outreach!  Their teacher, Mr. Tejas Mehta, has been chosen as Big Picture Foundation Teacher of the Year.  We are sending two tablets to the children and one to their teacher. Congratulations to Mr. Mehta and his inspirational students!

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HAT LOOMING

BPF Rye, NY kids were inspired by our BPF Indian kids at the Anjali Khalsa English School.  In response, the kids in America loomed hats for Kids in Crisis and for the Lower Fairfield County Food Bank.

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HOPE FOR CHILDREN IN CONFLICT ZONES

Little Cat and Little Mouse tell their story and request stories from others who have survived war and eventually thrived.  They want stories of hope to reach children still living in conflict zones.

  • FEATURING: ZANDA’S STORY

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HANDS FOR HOPE

Children at the Za’atari Refugee Camp took up the Big Picture Foundation call to use art for outreach.  The children made hand-print murals to offer support, love, and hope, to children who remain in Syria.

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CHRIS’ NEW APPROACH TO TEACHING MATH

Chris’ invented a math game to help kids learn elementary school equations.

  • THE GAME:  In order for everyone to be able to play Footpath, Chris coded the game for a range of common computer platforms.  Please see the Footpath “Downloads” page to download the correct format.
  • FOOTPATH GAME APPLICATION DOWNLOADS

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SUPPLIES TO HARSHAM REFUGEE CAMP, ERBIL, IRAQ

BPF helps kids at Harsham Refugee Camp to buy art supplies.

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CARDS FOR COMMUNICATION

In 2015, children in Rye, NY sent 100 pounds of art supplies and handmade cards to kids in Jordan.  Kids in Jordan sent cards back.

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ART SHOW FOR KIDS OF WAR

In 2015, children in Rye, NY held an art show at the Rye Arts Center.  They raised $3000 to send to programs for kids in conflict zones.

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BAKE SALES FOR A BETTER WORLD

Big Picture Foundation children in Rye, NY devised an easy way to combine art and outreach.  During live art events, the kids hold bake sales.  Proceeds from the sales  go to help charities that help children.

Proceeds from the first bake sale went to DDX3X research.  DDX3X is a chromosomal disorder, in the early stages of understanding and research.

Proceeds from the second sale were donated to the Walkabout Foundation to fund a wheelchair for a child in need.

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