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3rd Annual Crisis Nursery Children’s Art Auction

Effingham, IL-(Radio Effingham)- Children and community members created artwork and submitted it for the 3rd Annual children’s art auction organized by Crisis Nursery of Effingham. Each piece in the auction is its own wonderful and unique creation. It was best said by MaryAnn F. Kohl, “Art is a place where children learn to trust their ideas, themselves, and explore what is possible.” Some of the paintings were done by children while at Crisis Nursery. One of these paintings, “Jumping Bean”, was (auction item #156) made by a 9 month old baby who stayed at Crisis Nursery. The canvas, along with drops of colored paint, were placed in a Ziploc bag, and little Picasso created his masterpiece using his little baby feet while playing in an ExerSaucer. If you look closely at the painting, you can see the little toes working their magic!

This activity showcases Crisis Nursery at its best: providing crisis care, meeting children where they are emotionally, while promoting child development in all areas. By supporting the Children’s Art Auction, you have a direct impact on children in our community, like our “Jumping Bean”. The $10 registration fee alone sponsors the equivalent of a pack of diapers for a child’s one-day stay at Crisis Nursery. Crisis Nursery provides all children’s items so families in crisis only need to bring their child(ren) and worry about nothing else. Purchasing a piece of art similarly supports the children of Crisis Nursery.

The 3rd The annual children’s art auction will open online Monday, November 28, 2022 until 7 p.m. Friday, December 9, 2022. Every purchase from the online auction will directly benefit Crisis Nursery of Effingham . If a painted masterpiece isn’t on your “must have”, there will also be opportunities to directly purchase items for the nursery to distribute to families in need, such as car seats.

If you want to support Crisis Nursery of Effingham and validate the skills of young local artists, check out the pieces already submitted when you register for the auction. https://www.betterunite.com/crisisnurseryofeffinghamcounty-3rdannualchildrensartauction The $10 entry fee gives the entrant a chance to win $1,000 on the last day of the auction (December 9e).

To contact the Effingham County Crisis Nursery, email [email protected] or call (217)342-3000×3.

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