Thursday, January 14, 2010

Knittin' Crap: CoachArt

For a few months now, I've been volunteering for CoachArt, an organization that provides free arts and sports lesson to severely or chronically ill children and their siblings in the Los Angeles area. I've been teaching knitting and crochet to two teenaged sisters in weekly lessons. They've been excited to learn and create, and I've been excited to see how much they enjoy it and how quickly they're progressing.

CoachArt really needs more volunteers. The more people they have to provide creative or sports lessons, the more kids they can help. The staff is very passionate and eager to work out schedules and locations with the volunteers. The kids get to pick what they want to learn, so you won't be stuck teaching knitting to a kid who wanted to become a rock star but couldn't find a guitar teacher. And CoachArt is participating in the Disney Give a Day Get a Day program, which gives Disney theme park tickets to volunteers.

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