Sudhir and Sangeeta Bagwe are two new Canadians who believe that everyone should consider giving back to society in whatever way they can.
They run a graphic design studio called Make.Art.Work, and on Saturday, June 27 they’ve organized an event which is their contribution to a good cause.
The first ever charity event “Kreative Kids On-the-Spot Drawing Competition” will be held at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre. The contest is open to children between the ages of 5 and 13 years in Ontario.
The idea behind this contest is to encourage creativity and spontaneous thinking in children. “As new technologies become easily available to little ones, it is easy to become dependent on the device and lose touch with self expression, hand drawn and hand-made crafts. Through this event, we would like to provide children with an opportunity to express their talents and skills in a fun and festive atmosphere,” said Sudhir.
“Through this contest we would also like to create awareness amongst children, of the importance of giving back to the community. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the not-for-profit, registered charitable organization, Crafting for a Cure. The charity provides crafting supplies to children during their hospital stays and treatments, in over 90 hospitals across North America and other countries,” adds his wife Sangeeta.
Children can bring their favourite art material – markers, colour pencils, crayons and paints. Age-appropriate topics will be announced on-the-spot and one parent can brainstorm ideas with their child at the beginning.
There are 3 age groups: 5-7 years, 8-10 years and 11-13 years. Entries will be judged by eminent artists from the community.
Prizes and awards will be presented in each age category. Goodie bags and certificates will be given to all participants. Besides there will be a variety of art and craft activities as well as demos and interaction. Other entertainment such as face painting, music, etc. will add to the festive atmosphere.
Crafting For A Cure will provide an opportunity for adults and kids to create cards for children in hospitals. Winning entries will be printed as greeting cards for children in hospitals.
There’s even a Tiny Tots Art Corner for siblings under age 5 – they can draw and doodle away with their parent!
For more details, email Sudhir at firstname.lastname@example.org.