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Free Arts gives abused children a way forward through the arts

Posted at 6:53 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 21:53:51-04

ABC15 has teamed up with The Valley Toyota Dealers to help organizations around the Valley who are Helping Kids Go Places!

Free Arts is an organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected children in Arizona grow through the arts.

For their efforts to Help Kids Go Places, Free Arts received a $500 VISA gift card courtesy of The Valley Toyota Dealers to help further their efforts in our community.

Here's what they say about themselves:

We are the only nonprofit organization in Arizona delivering creative and therapeutic arts programs, at no cost, to children ages 3 to 21 who have faced abuse, neglect and homelessness.
From an initial budget of $30,000 and a volunteer base of five individuals serving 60 kids, Free Arts now employs 14 staff members and has more than 800 trained volunteers who serve more than 8,000 children each year with a budget of more than $1,200,000.

In 2011, Free Arts of Arizona was awarded the Governor's Arts Community Award and was named the Arts Organization of the Year by the Arts and Business Council of Greater Phoenix-the only organization to win this award twice.

In 2015, Free Arts was awarded the 2015 Arts Advocacy Group Award by The Greater Arizona Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters. This award recognizes a non-profit organization which has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the arts community: an organization which has taken a leadership role in making an impact on culture, family life, work, leisure and/or education in and through the arts.

For more information visit https://www.freeartsaz.org/

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