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Deepening Impact with the Mexican Consulate

May 15, 2017. By
Art with Heart Mexican Consulate Seattle

A therapeutic book in a child’s first language allows them to have a more meaningful experience.

Art with Heart is proud to have donated over 1,000 copies of our Spanish Language Oodles of Doodles to the Seattle Mexican Consulate. This dynamic partnership will distribute free books to children of Mexican and Latin American heritage in Washington and Alaska. Kids affected by chronic illness and struggling with grief and trauma will gain access to new forms of healing through art that will help them transform their pain into possibility.

“The Mexican Consulate appreciates the donation of these books by Art with Heart. We are delighted to collaborate in distributing this valuable tool for the emotional well-being of children and adolescents in our community, ” said, Dr. Roberto Dondisch, Seattle’s Head Consul of Mexico.

Having a therapeutic book in a child’s first language allows them to have a more meaningful experience. Kids facing hardship can have an emotional outlet specifically catered to them, which is a special experience. Oodles of Doodles is based in principles of expressive narrative and art therapies and provides kids with a much-needed sense of control and a treasured safe space to express their worries and fears.

Organizations that will be helping to put the books in the hands of kids include Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Family Health Centers in Brewster, The Arc of King County, and, in Alaska, Health Fair Inc, who will be distributing them in several locations in Anchorage and Juneau.

Seattle is a diverse and beautiful place, and Art with Heart is invested in reaching all parts of our community to share the healing benefits of creative expression. We are so proud to be working with the Mexican Consulate to achieve this goal.