When we received a call from Erin Silva about her vision for this fundraiser supporting Help Fill a Dream, we knew right away we wanted to help! We jumped on the phone with the team at Help Fill a Dream Foundation and started brainstorming ideas. To coincide with the launch of the 2022 superheroes calendar we decided to create a custom superheroes art kit. We begin designing and testing ideas with our amazing team and lead designer Eliska and are very proud of how everything came together.
For 35 years, Help Fill A Dream has been supporting families from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands whose lives have suddenly changed due to their child’s diagnosis with a life-threatening / critical illness. The Help Fill A Dream family grows with every child helped. They don’t disappear when their assistance has been completed or their Dream has been filled. They strive to provide their families with other opportunities which may not be readily or easily available to them, while also helping to reinforce their connection as a group who are on a similar journey. For every superhero art kit purchased it will equate to a free art kit for a Help Fill a Dream family.
For children with life-threating / critical illnesses, extra-curricular activities can be a challenge. Whether it be a suppressed immune system, lack of accessibility, or financial or travel obstacles, these children can often face barriers to participation. Over the past two years, this has become increasingly difficult due to COVID isolation protocols and the extra risk to these children’s health and safety. We are thrilled to bring a meaningful activity to these children in their homes by initiating the “Even Superheroes Need Support” fundraiser!.
From Nov 1st to Dec 1st, 2021, funds raised through the sales of limited edition McTavish Academy of Art superhero art boxes, Junior Superhero 2022 calendars, sales of doTERRA oils via Erin Silva and donations direct to Help Fill A Dream will be matched by doTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation. Our goal is to raise $7,800 which will then be matched by doTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation for a total raised of $15,600. By contributing to this fundraiser you can “Double Your Superpower” by doubling the amount of art boxes that can be provided to Help Fill A Dream families. Reaching our goal will provide over 500 art kits to help fill a dream children and their families across Vancouver Island.