A little bag making a big difference

02 May 2022

A little bag making a big difference 

Through a recent collaboration with leading and popular retailer, Lowes, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation Art Program has been involved in the creation of a beautiful tote bag with a difference.  

The Art Program uses the visual arts in all forms to transform Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick into a place of wonder and respite, distracting and relaxing patients, families and staff. Filling a child’s life with colour and creativity, the program provides sick kids with free, accessible and meaningful opportunities for artistic expression that aid their physical, mental and emotional recovery. 

This collaborative art project provided patients with the opportunity to participate in a range of workshops that explored the beauty behind some of Australia’s recognised flora.  

The workshops focused on Australian native flowers as they represented the individuality of each child’s journey, the nurturing that the hospital provides and the growth ahead for these children. In any garden, there is a range of wildflowers; in the kids’ hospitals, it’s the same. These sick kids are individuals with their own stories, conditions and creative flare. These flowers reflected that, allowing each child to draw something that resonated with them and spoke to their journey. 

The illustrations from these children were then transformed and combined to create the beautiful bags you can purchase today from Lowes stores across Australia. The sales of these tote bags will not only amplify the reach of these young artists but will also help raise crucial funds for Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation to help all sick kids, no matter what, no matter where.  

To purchase one of these tote bags today, visit www.schf.org.au/shop/viewitem/schf---lowes-2022-gold-dinner-tote-bag or head down to your local Lowes and help change the landscape of children’s healthcare, for all kids, always. 

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