Local students have provided a wonderful gift to the community at the Cedars House in the form of expressive art pieces via the outstanding organization, Fresh Artists!
Founded in 2008, Fresh Artists is a national award-winning nonprofit that empowers young lives through art by engaging vulnerable children as full partners in philanthropy, by widely exhibiting children’s artwork in highly visible and unexpected places, and by providing art supplies and innovative art programs to severely under-resourced public schools. Fresh Artists invites K-12 artists to donate high-resolution images of selected artwork, and then provides corporate or individual donors with thank-you gifts of high-quality digital reproductions of that art in exchange for financial contributions. The talent and generosity of 1000 public school children throughout the country has delivered the value of more than $557,000 in art supplies and innovative art programming to public schools. Fresh Artists’ Print Studio provides large-format printing for under-resourced nonprofits while introducing disadvantaged teens to marketable job skills and potential careers in the creative economy. Reproductions of children’s artwork have been installed in corporate facilities throughout the country from Washington, DC, to Oregon including SAP, Yahoo, Comcast, Independence Blue Cross, Harvard School of Education, World Café Live, Yale University Children’s Hospital, Drexel University, and the world-famous Philadelphia Flower Show. The children’s art has been installed in 35 homeless and emergency shelters, soup kitchens and child abuse clinics with healing, hopeful children’s art. The Fresh Artists Memory Games, educational, intergenerational games showcasing children’s art, received the Oppenheim Gold Award for Best Toy of the Year and were chosen by Oprah to be featured in “O” Magazine.
For more information, visitwww.freshartists.org.
Philadelphia Hospitality, Inc presents Open House Week
Philadelphia Hospitality, Inc is hosting an Open House Week filled with wonderful things to see and do in Philadelphia from June 8 through June 14 including a bike ride in the Wissahickon on June 14th with refreshments at The Cedars House Cafe! Register today!!
Spring 2015 is upon us! It is time for . . .
Couch to 5k: Beginners’ Running Class!
$65 (pay in advance)*
$75 (pay at the door)*
$60 for 2nd time participants *
*fee does not include race registration
pay by check payable to the Cedars House and send to 700 Thomas Road Philadelphia PA 19118. Pay by cash, credit or check at café, or call 215-242-3121 to arrange credit card payment by phone.
Spring Session begins on Saturday, May 9th 2015 at 8:30 am! Class meets every Saturday for 6 weeks at 8:30 am. On the 7th week, we will run a 5k race TOGETHER! Class sessions last between 40 – 60 minutes including warm up, “run”- we’ll get there!-, cool down and discussion. You can do it!