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Children Art Classes

January 18, 2014


Dear friends,

This year it is my goal to raise more funds so that we can provide more art lessons to children. Even after 15 years of volunteering as an art teacher at the local elementary schools, I still find it wonderful to see children's faces light up when they find out they are going to do art. It's just such a joy! 

This week I taught two kindergarten classes and one 5th grade class.  I was so impressed with the kindergarten children. It had been a while since I had worked with little ones and they were so into the art lesson, asking questions such as "Where can I learn more about artists?". Ah...kids after my own heart :)

They all just joined in when it came to the creative process and created beautiful paintings.  My fifth grade class were also very creative and it's so exciting to be able to go deeper into art at their age.  You can see samples of artwork created by children at the Gallery page, on this site.

Boldly Creating Life Foundation brings these art classes to children who do not have an art program in school.  It saddens me sometimes when I think that these 50 kindergarten children will only get this one single art class for their entire academic year! How is that okay?

I can only do so much with my volunteer work, but how I wish more people would be involved and would contribute so that more children could have the experience of art. Parents are willing to volunteer their time to help with the art classes, artist like myself are willing to go and share our time and gifts with the children, but without donations to purchase art supplies, we are very limited in what we can do.

Anyway, at least for one brief moment, we were in bliss creating art.

With love,
Glad

 

Happy Holidays!

December 14, 2013
Dear Friends,

Another year has gone and the promise of a new, better year, is just a round the corner.

Our annual board meeting is in a few days and though we didn't reach our goals due
to various reasons, we have hope that 2014 will be different. That people who believe
in our cause will join us and realize that it is a privilege to contribute into something
greater than ourselves, to be a part of something that touches other people's lives.

So happy holidays! May your receive as much as you give....
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Why Do We Give?

May 26, 2013

Dear Friends,

Do you ever wonder why people give?  What pulls us to share of your time, money, and gifts with others, and to withhold them from others?

Do we give to get recognition so we feel we are a good person or to feel that feeling that get when we selflessly give to another?

It is important to give, as only by helping each other can we thrive, but I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

With Love,
Glad



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End of 2012

December 7, 2012
Dear Friends,

Here we are at the end of another year.

Due to health issues this year I was not able to devote as much time as I wanted to the organization. Right now it's pretty much stalled but will get the ball moving again this coming new year.

We do need volunteer board members, you don't need to be local, as our annual meetings are conducted over the internet. If you would like to find out more about this position, please email me.

We didn't get the grant from Target but we will keep trying ...
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Time To Grow

August 6, 2012

It was a busy year with art classes and now that it's summer it's time for the foundation to grow.

I have applied for a grant from Target. The grant is only $2,000.00 but it will be of much help if we get it, as it will allow more art classes in our public elementary schools in Escondido that do not have an art program.

I am going to sign up for a grant class as well as there are many grants available for us. 

We have also received a few leads of companies that work for non-profits that seem pr...
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BCLF is Tax Exempt Approved!

November 7, 2011
Boldly Creating Life Foundation was officially approved by the IRS as a tax exempt organization on September 2011.

Much work ahead as we try to get the foundation off the ground.  We have continued to offer art classes to children at the local elementary school, here in Escondido, CA, but we now need to find grant writers, volunteers, sponsors, and do fundraisers so that more children in elementary schools can experience an art class.

Just one art class can make a huge difference. I have talke...

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Boldly Creating Life Foundation is Born

May 20, 2011

Boldly Creating Life Foundation (BCLF) officially became a non-profit organization on March 30, 2011. Although at the time of writing this blog we are awaiting tax exempt status from the IRS for our non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, there much work to be done in the meantime.

 
                               

Gladys Jimenez and Sherita Herring in Henderson, Nevada. Learning about running a non-profit.


The concept for the foundation began in August 2009, during a class Gladys Jimenez (Founder of...


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