Giving Artfully Kids is a program that enriches the lives of our children by helping them make a difference through crafting-based service learning projects for teachers, parents, administrators, after school programs, and camps.  We believe that the process of creating is a valuable tool to teach kids about the concept of giving. Our project based curriculum teaches children about kindness, compassion, and empathy.  It is our goal to inspire children to continue to give to others.

We currently offer 3 different services:

  • CLASSES/WORKSHOPS/CAMPS - if you are in the Oak Park, River Forest, Illinois area, join us in one of our locations for one our classes/ workshop or summer camp.

  • BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR - be your own boss and start a Giving Artfully Kids program in your community. We provide you with a starter kit with the resources you need to start your own social impact business. Its fun, flexible and rewarding knowing that your work will be impacting the lives of the next generation!

  • JOIN THE GAK PROGRAM - the GAK program is a digital monthly membership that provides instructions for a crafting-based service project that will actively engage your children in helping others and spreading kindness. Save time and frustration knowing that each month, you will have a project ready to do with your kids and help Build Generation Kindness!


Giving is not just about a donation. It is about making a difference.
— Kathy Calvin, CEO & President of United Nations Foundation


The mission of Giving Artfully Kids is to empower children in making a difference through crafting-based service projects.



To empower children in seeing how their talents and skills
can help others

To teach children the importance of giving and being
charitable towards others

To explore some of the social issues that impact our
community and our world

To create a foundation for children where they share gifts with others
for a lifetime

To foster an ongoing, in-depth conversation at home about
various social issues