CREATE Arts Center

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CREATE Arts Center ( engages more than 5,000 people annually with innovative art education classes, workshops and community events for all ages, as well as seasonal and summer art camps. Licensed therapists provide English/Spanish arts-based therapy for people living with mental health challenges, developmental disabilities and autism.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

• $75 supports ongoing virtual technology training for teaching artists.
• $250 provides five individual art therapy sessions for a low-income resident struggling with mental illness.
• $500 supports a new daytime art education program to meet the needs of out-of-school students and working parents.

Volunteer opportunities:

• One day: Help with special events at CREATE.
• Weekly: Opportunities available in the spring of 2021.
• Internships