In August 2019, Chelsea was thinking about what presents she wanted for her 10th birthday. A brilliant idea came to her – she wanted to launch her own charity. So she told all her family, friends and relatives that rather than birthday gifts, she hoped they could make a donation or bring supplies for her to start an art kits charity.
When talking about her initiative to start this charity, Chelsea said, “My mission is to create art kits for children who may not have access to creative outlets”.
Art is a superpower
Chelsea is a big fan of art and she believes art is her superpower. She went through a hard time a few years ago when she was bullied at school and her swim coach sadly died.
To cheer herself up and pick up a new hobby, Chelsea tried art and she loved it. Art is still an important part of her life now.
Kits to help kids
After the outbreak of Covid-19 and schools had to close, Chelsea began to send art kits to kids in foster care and homeless shelters to give them something uplifting to do when they’re feeling down. So far, Chelsea and her family have already sent an incredible 1,500 kits.
Within the kits there are markers, crayons, paper, colouring books, coloured pencils, and gel pens all put together with a 10-year-old girl’s love and kindness.