Dear Tracy’s Kids, I just want to say thank you for creating this amazing program to help kids. The art therapy room was very helpful for me when my brother was going through stuff. So I can only imagine how much you all help kids every day. I hope this (contribution) helps to continue this amazing program.”
Tracy’s Kids is a refuge and needed distraction for families absorbing a flood of emotions. In helping us navigate this traumatic period, you instilled invaluable coping skills and resilience that will remain with us well into the future.”
– Michael, the father of Jake, a two-year-old patient at Children’s National, Sept. 2016
The Tracy’s Kids 2015 Annual Report describes a year of growth and continued impact. Thanks to generous support from donors, Tracy’s Kids was able to provide nearly 10,000 art therapy sessions at five sites. We opened a new site at Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital, and we enjoyed celebrity visits from a famous artists, NFL and NHL players. But, as usual, our inspiration comes from the amazing children we serve and their families!
Click here to view the report: Tracy’s Kids Annual Report 2015
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at our San Antonio site explains how critical our Art Therapist is to adolescents in treatment:
“Adolescents see the Art Therapist as an adult who is “safe.” She is different from a parent, doctor, or nurse and over time becomes a trusted friend. The discretion and professionalism Courtney provides along with the therapy enables the teen to better cope with the illness and side effects, as well as the fears, separation from their social network, and concern for how the cancer is impacting their loved ones.”
Our 11th Annual “And the Winner is…Tracy’s Kids!” was featured on Comcast Newsmakers! Take a minute to learn more about how we help the children and families we serve from the kids themselves, their families, and community leaders.
The fundraiser was a great success, thanks in large part to our Courage Award Winners – Tom Brokaw, Representative Diana DeGette, Representative Fred Upton.
As Tom Brokaw said, “What you do at Tracy’s Kids is give those families hope, and those children hope, and there is no greater obligation that we have to one another than to do just that.” Thank you so much to our donors and to everyone who attended for helping us to continue our mission!
During 2014, Tracy’s Kids provided 11,014 art therapy sessions, made 20,581 patient contacts, and spent 561 hours in consultation with medical treatment teams all designed to help children with cancer address the emotional toll imposed by the disease and its treatment.
Included in the 2014 Annual Report art updates and photos from each of our programs, a review of some of our larger projects from the year, and the financial information from the fiscal year 2014.
Save the Date!
The eleventh annual “And the Winner Is…” event will be on Wednesday, February 10, 2016!
The format for the event this February will remain unchanged from previous years – as we are proud to host one of Washington’s most unique and anticipated fundraisers with no dinner or lengthy speechifying – a reception and then the chance to watch one of the six nominated and award-winning films that we screen that night. The recipients of our Courage Award this year are Tom Brokaw, Rep. Diana DeGette, and Rep. Fred Upton!
If you would like to purchase tickets, have any questions, or are interested in learning more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Susan O’Neill & Associates at 301-229-0124.
We are looking forward to another great year and hope to see everyone on Wednesday, February 10, 2016!
We are so honored to have been selected for this year’s Catalogue for Philanthropy, which features some of the best community-based charities in the Greater Washington area. Last Thursday our chairman and founder Matthew Gerson was featured in their weekly blog, with an interview that describes the work and impact of Tracy’s Kids, and touches on his own inspirations. To learn more about the important work he and Tracy’s Kids are doing, click here to read the full interview. Thanks so much to Catalogue for Philanthropy!