We bring joy to children with life-limiting illnesses.
"Ziggy’s Art Bus provides a place where my child can forget about her medical issues and just be a kid for an hour!”
Ziggy’s Art Bus is a bright and cheerful mobile art studio bringing free art experiences to children in hospice or with life-threatening medical conditions. Our mission is to bring these kids, and their families, moments of joy amidst the daily challenges they face.
Our one-of-a-kind programs include: guided Art Experiences, the delivery of Art Kits, and the creation of Legacy Gifts. The families we serve consistently tell us that these offerings provide needed and welcomed opportunities to engage imaginations through artistic play and allow for the healing powers of art to soothe aching hearts.
As the demands of caring for a child with a life-limiting illness are monumental, we provide Art Experiences for children in their own homes - fulfilling a need unmet by any other organization. We also visit Crescent Cove Hospice for Kids and the Ronald McDonald House each week. We deliver over 600 Art Kits a year to Children's Minnesota hospitals, bring Ziggy's Art Bus to HopeKids' and other related organization's events, and offer Art Experiences to families supported by AccentCare.
Since our inception in 2019, we have served over 2000 children, facilitated over 3000 art projects, and have logged over 3500 volunteer hours.
Dear friends of Ziggy's,
It is heart wrenching to think of children in hospice. Yet every year in MN, there are 700-1000 kids confronting the unthinkable. It is also so hard to comprehend why there are so few services accessible for children with life-threatening conditions. We want to be there for these children. We can't make the realities of their illnesses go away, but we can bring them moments of joy. Thank you for making a donation our organization - the more days we can put Ziggy’s Art Bus on the road, the more kids’ lives we can touch. Please know that your contribution will truly help us continue to support families in the most challenging of times. Thank you for being such big-hearted people!
With love, Gina Zaffarano, Ziggy's Art Bus Founder and Board President
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