Portland, May 24, 2012. Three hundred pizza and beer lovers gathered to officially welcome Mellow Mushroom to the Pearl at a special party benefiting the Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP). The event raised over $1,000 for CHAP through a bike raffle featuring an “art bike” decorated by staff and volunteers at CHAP. Guests also brought new art supplies to donate to CHAP. (Photo credit, Britt Gage)
CHAP brings the healing power of art to children in crisis and their families through a mobile team of teaching artists working in partnership with hospitals, schools, community organizations and local businesses, and not by their disease, diagnosis, or disability. CHAP has created art classes tailored to the needs of the children and families we serve in our partner facilities: Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center, Knight Cancer Institute and Shriners Hospital for Children.