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Drawchange, a non-profit organization, had to adapt quickly to continue providing art education to employee contact list children quarantined in homeless shelters during the pandemic. The software helped them.The homeless shelter instructor asked the children to employee contact list lower their heads and imagine the best day of their lives. Then they put their vision on paper. Bryson, a homeless five-year-old, closed his eyes and imagined such a day would include a rainbow, flowers, splashes of bright colors, a feather and lots of sparkle. He also drew himself, but in the corner of the page as a spectator of his perfect day, not as a participant.Software has helped Draw Change continue to employee contact list share artwork with homeless children.Bryson's artwork featuring his idea of ​​a perfect day (Source: Drawchange)“If you have this beautiful day, do you want to watch it or do you want to come in and play with all the colors? said Jennie Lobato, Founder and CEO of Drawchange. “The more you get to know kids like Bryson, the more tools you can find to engage him in his works to employee contact list help him navigate this perspective he has of himself. It is worthy to play on this imaginary day. He doesn't need to just observe it. Lobato founded Drawchange in 2009 to share art as a healing tool with children ages 5-10 experiencing poverty and homelessness. The aim is to employee contact list help them visualize a break with their cycle of poverty, to remind them that they are worthy of a different life and to develop their self-esteem.Before the pandemic, Drawchange offered in-person art workshops at homeless shelters and community centers to employee contact list meet these kids where they are. But that was no longer possible when social distancing orders came into effect in March 2020.“[The pandemic] just put an immediate end to everything. All of our programming is in person. We haven't relied on technology because you talk about homelessness and impoverished [children].
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