A Few of Our Favorite Things

Posted on Sep 16, 2019 in Blog | No Comments

When our Facilitators and Volunteers were asked what they liked most about DrawBridge, several themes emerged. The most frequent of these was the positive impact the art groups have on the children who participate, and how they supported and uplifted them: “The opportunity that DrawBridge offers children goes well beyond art. It builds relationships, trust, […]

Giving and Receiving

Posted on Jul 22, 2019 in Blog | No Comments

Running a weekly DrawBridge art group can be both challenging and rewarding. Facilitators and Volunteers bring their creativity, patience, compassion, humor and generosity to each session, supporting and uplifting each child’s artistic exploration. For those who run more than one group, the challenges and rewards are multiplied. Susan Peterson facilitates three groups each week, and […]

Painting a Picture of DrawBridge

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in News, News & Events | No Comments

“When the paints come out there is always magic at our Hamilton art group, especially on the gray, rainy days. Inevitably brushes are tossed aside, and little fingers and hands move the paint around (much more fun). It’s tempting to try to keep the kids painting ‘on the paper’ but at DrawBridge, when it comes […]

Cheers to 30 Years! A Momentous Anniversary for DrawBridge

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in News, News & Events | No Comments

It’s the 30th anniversary of DrawBridge! Please join us for an evening of celebration that includes exclusive wines, a full dinner, live and silent auction items, gorgeous City views and a lively crowd of friends, admirers, supporters and those who have helped to keep the organization alive for three decades. All proceeds from Cheers to […]

Step into the Shoes of Dante Pettis – and Own Them!

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

49er Wide Receiver Dante Pettis has chosen DrawBridge as the recipient of his NFL My Cause My Cleats campaign. The shoes he wore during the December 16th game against the Seattle Seahawks (Niners won!) are now being auctioned, with proceeds going to DrawBridge art programs for homeless and underserved kids. The cleats are emblazoned with […]

30 Reasons

Posted on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

As we approach DrawBridge’s 30th anniversary in Spring, 2019, we have been reflecting on the number of children we’ve served (about 35,000), and why our free art groups continue to be so important to so many. It seems best to seek answers from those who experience DrawBridge firsthand: the children who attend, their parents, our […]

Art for Everyone

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

“I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.” – William Morris DrawBridge groups provide a familiar and trusted environment in which homeless and underserved youth can explore their creativity and express themselves freely. One young Bay Area artist understands the value of this, […]

The Gift of Volunteering

Posted on Aug 21, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

DrawBridge has been the lucky recipient of a rare gift: the hard work and big heart of a truly dedicated volunteer. Kathleen Keating. Kathleen recently made the decision to step down from her role on the DrawBridge Board of Directors. The impact and contributions she made on the Board these past eight years will ripple […]

Facilitating Joy

Posted on May 25, 2018 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

  Serving as a DrawBridge Facilitator Creates Joy for Everyone!     Susan Peterson is in the enviable position of witnessing the positive impact of her work. As a Facilitator for three weekly DrawBridge groups (most Facilitators have one group), Susan sees firsthand the value of the time she spends with kids. “We are creating a […]

Fun Raising

Posted on Feb 15, 2018 in Events, News & Events | No Comments

Join Us and Join the Fun! Are you looking for an evening that provides everything? How about great food, fantastic wine, a gorgeous venue, a lively crowd, an exclusive wine tasting, an exemplary auction and a chance to support a great cause? It’s all here in one fun-filled package: the DrawBridge Cheers to Creativity event […]

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