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Ingrid Burnett - President [email protected]
Larry Kappe - Vice President
Dedicated to improving the lives of children in urban communities by inspiring them to explore their talents and awaken their creativity through the magic of art!
Our founder, Ingrid Burnett, hosted an annual Christmas Craft day in her home for several children of her friends and family. After several years of hosting the event and as her children became older, Ingrid thought this experience would have a larger impact on children that were not as fortunate as her own family and friends. So, Ingrid, with the help of several volunteers, hosted the first Christmas Craft Day at the Clarence Fraim Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington, Delaware. Since then, we have been able to provide such a memorable experience for the children that this year we were asked to host a second event at the Brown’s Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington, Delaware. Each Boys and Girls Club is expected to receive between 40 – 70 children on Craft Day.
Because our impact on the children has grown, we decided to create the nonprofit organization (“Inspiring Imagination by Ingrid”) and provide this experience to children, not just at Christmas, but also at any time throughout the year. We also participate in other events, such as the Annual Renaissance Festival at ParkWest Town Center in West Philadelphia. During that event, we volunteer and host craft tables for children. It amazes us every day that we are making such an impact with children that normally do not get to experience something as simple as this.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT DAY
Although we are quite proud of everything we do, our Christmas Craft Day is still our primary activity. Christmas Craft Day (by “Inspiring Imagination by Ingrid”) is an event held for children from less fortunate households who receive very little if any gifts of their own or have money to purchase gifts for their family. With the help of several volunteers, Inspiring Imagination by Ingrid works with the children to create various crafts as gifts for their parents/family. The children then take their presents to a gift-wrapping section where volunteers are waiting to help them wrap their gifts. Afterwards they get to enjoy pizza, drinks and snacks while "Santa" and his helpers get ready. Finally, Santa distributes gifts (also donated) to all of the children as well as gift bags containing smaller presents and treats to take home.
How You Can Help
Monetary Donations(Tax Deductible): Cash or Checks ( made out to “Inspiring Imagination by Ingrid”)
Donate Toys – New wrapped toys are preferred but will accept unwrapped as well for ages 3 -12 .Value should be between $10-$15 so that no child gets a more much more expensive toy than another.. Please note the age and gender if pre-wrapping a toy)
Donate Craft Kits or supplies (markers, glue, glitter, paint etc.)
Donate Food for an event (juice boxes, bottled water, cookies, treats)
Volunteer during for an event