Play a part in supporting underprivileged children and their families with the latest initiative by Art With A HeART.
|PHOTO COURTESY OF ELIJAH TED NG|
Elijah Ted Ng is at it again. Possibly one of the youngest social entrepreneurs around, Ng started Art With A HeART in 2009 at the age of 14, after having heard founder of Operation Hope (U.S.A.), John Hope Bryant, speak at the Global Social Innovators Forum in Singapore that year. Bryant’s compassion for the underprivileged resonated with Ng.
Moved by a childhood dream of making the world a better place for underprivileged children in Singapore, Ng combined this dream with another passion of his—art—and started Art With A HeART. The initiative seeks to impact young lives and spark within them a heart for the community.
Art With A HeART can be found at The PaTH Market@VivoCity on every first and last weekend of the month from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., providing art services on a pushcart stall, where art enthusiasts can purchase high quality canvases and paint using equipment and materials provided by Ng. Proceeds of the sales go toward underprivileged children in Singapore.
Next weekend, on Oct. 3, Art With A HeART will be organizing a charity haircut for children, in line with Children’s Day. The project, known as “New Look With Art With A HeART”, plans to offer underprivileged children a free haircut for a nice clean look, especially with the examination season at hand. The cost will be jointly borne by Art with a HeART and Anthony Hair Boutique.
Art With A HeART hopes to reach children and families with low income through various organizations such as KK Hospital, Singapore Children’s Society and Young Academy (children from challenging backgrounds who have an interest in art). Ng is targeting 100 haircuts on that day.
Said Ng, “At Art with a HeART, we believe that ‘art’ goes beyond painting or sculpturing. Art is also represented by fashion, looks and a healthy self-esteem.”
The charity haircut will be held at Anthony Hair Boutique, located in The Central at Clarke Quay, with 10 established, award-winning stylists at work, doing their bit for charity.
The public can do its part by going down and browsing the Art With A HeART gallery. Proceeds of painting or art material sales will go toward Art With A HeART’s charity projects for children.
New Look With Art With A HeART will be held on October 3, Sunday, at 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central, #03-15 S059817.
Those who are interested in partnering with Art With A HeART for community projects may email to email@example.com or call +65 9272 6844.