MD Anderson Center Children's Art Project

If you love buying gifts that also give back and hold true meaning, then I highly suggest you check out The University of Texas MD Anderson Center Children's Art Project.  They sell beautiful artwork and gifts that all contain beautiful designs created by children's art.

About MD Anderson Center Children's Art Project (source: MD Anderson CCAP website)
Our Mission - To convey to the public the compassionate, caring face of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and to generate revenue to enhance patient services through the sale of products created with children's art.

Our Vision –The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Children's Art Project (CAP) will make life better for cancer patients and their families through the marketing and sale of innovative products based on the artwork of pediatric cancer patients.

Click Here to learn more about the programs funded by the Children's Art Project

Through worldwide sales of young cancer patients' original artwork featured on seasonal note cards and gift items, the project has returned more than $30 million to programs that benefit pediatric cancer patients and their families. The Children's Art Project's highest priority is ensuring young patients have opportunities to live a more normal childhood. Each year, the programs funded through sales touch more than 26,000 pediatric patients and families.

Quick Facts:
  • Since 1973, CAP has contributed more than $30 million to fund patient-focused programs at MD Anderson.
  • All products feature the original artwork of young cancer patients, which is created in weekly art classes that are funded by CAP proceeds.
  • CAP is grateful for its support from thousands of community volunteers who contribute their time and talents year-round. Last year alone, volunteers donated almost 472,207 hours to the project – the equivalent of 232 full-time employees.
  • CAP depends on support from retail and corporate partners. Currently, products are sold in more than 2,000 retail locations throughout the U.S. 
SMM Review:
They so kindly sent me a beautiful Blue Bouquet Scarf.  The artwork on the scarf was designed by Carrington.  Here is a little bit about her:
Carrington, from Midland, Texas, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 15. She is currently attending Texas Tech University and one day hopes to become a college professor. Carrington is a prolific artist whose designs include “Boots,” “Presents,” “Stockings,” “Scarecrow,” “Fresh Paisley,” “Butterfly” and “Snowman.” 
Immediately upon opening the packaging, I fell in love with this scarf.  The scarf is lightweight and the fabric is 100% silk, which is soft on the skin and really beautiful.  The artwork on the scarf is perfect for the spring and can go with multiple types of outfits.  It will easily fit in on a cool spring day with a cute dress or casually with jeans and a plain top.  You can accessorize your work wardrobe easily and add a beautiful touch of color to your favorite suit. 
I absolutely love this scarf and it is quickly becoming one of my favorite accessories. My favorite part of this scarf is that is has Carrington's signature on it! I just love the meaning that this conveys and how special it feels. Overall, the whole project is wonderful and the beauty of this scarf is just the added bonus!  I highly recommend the next time you are shopping for yourself or someone you check out their website and buy a gift that warms the heart and gives back!

Learn More:You can learn more about this wonderful foundation and purchase gifts that give back by visiting their website. Below are pictures of some of the wonderful gifts they sell.

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