Outreach

RAC Outreach is dedicated to giving back to the community that helps makes RAC thrive.

Jens Kids
Jen’s Kids is an outreach program of the Riverside Arts Center that provides therapeutic art activities for children under hospital care. Currently, one facilitator visits twice a week with patients at the Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Patients too sick to attend the program are visited at bedside if possible. At a minimum, we try to leave a small gift bag that contains a project that they can complete on their own when they’re feeling better.

We also have a facilitator who visits three times a week with patients at Loyola’s Cardinal Bernardin Pediatric Outpatient Oncology Clinic.

Jen’s Kids in funded by private donations. Administrative costs are minimal so that virtually all of the money donated is spent on the facilitators and art supplies. Your donation will help us to continue and to expand this program.

Contact us here for ways to donate: rivarts@sbcglobal.net.

Scholarships
Through a generous donation from the Riverside Junior Woman’s Charity, a limited number of class tuition scholarships are now available. For further information, please contact Shawn Vincent, care of the RAC.