Kids Care 26: Faces and Places in Our Town


About the Exhibition

For twenty-six years Woodmere’s annual exhibition, KIDS CARE, has touched the hearts of thousands of people in the Philadelphia area. Hundreds of children from schools across the Philadelphia region create art works as holiday gifts for people homebound with chronic illnesses. The artworks are designed to help people feel part of a larger community, one that demonstrates how much “kids care.”
This year’s theme “Faces and Places in Our Town” is inspired by Woodmere’s exhibition Our Town: A Retrospective of Edith Neff, currently on view in Woodmere’s galleries. Hundreds of children participated, creating beautiful and uplifting artworks. Their artworks will be on display through December 15th. Following the exhibition, each artwork will be wrapped by volunteers and delivered by MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) along with a holiday meal to people battling life-threatening illnesses.
Thank you to all the project leaders, teachers, and schools who have given their time and provided inspiration for the spectacular artwork on display. KIDS CARE is a partnership between Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia area schools, and MANNA.

Woodmere Art Museum extends great thanks to the generous funders of Kids Care and our other education programs:
Connelly Foundation
Dwight V. Dowley Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation
The Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter, III Family Foundation
Hamilton Family Charitable Trust
The Forrest & Frances Lattner Foundation
Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation
The Christopher Ludwick Foundation
The Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Fund at Woodmere
The Mill Spring Foundation
The Lawrence Saunders Fund
Woodmere Art Museum receives arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Support is also provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

KIDS CARE 26 Participants
A. B. Day Elementary             
Teacher: Kathryn McQuade
Abington Friends School
Teacher: Amanda Milz
Abington Senior High School
Teacher: David Ferro
Bridle Path Elementary School
Teacher: Annemarie Carbo-Verecchia
Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy
Teachers: Elbrite Brown, Brian McAndrews
Ellwood Elementary School
Teacher: Pamela Toller
Erdenheim Elementary
Teachers: Ms. Boyles, Ms. Boudwin, Kimberly Dallinga, William Fikioris, Kristi Forjohn, Erin Hurst, Michael Koppel, Mandy Meyer, Patty Nolan, Jill Rosenfeld
Esperanza Academy
Teacher: Zafka Banks-Christensen
Friends-Select School
Teacher: Zoe Blatt
Greene Street Friends School
Teachers: Berna Can, Steve DuTot, Lois Force, Bridget Mitchell, Moira Schwartz
HMS School
Teacher: Kevin Kramer
Holicong Middle School
Teacher: Kristin Ritter
Holy Cross Catholic School
Teacher: Yolanda Haynes
Lingelbach Elementary
Teacher: Erin Serock
Miquon Day Camp
Teachers: Yvette Griggs, Loree Schuster, Sarah Smith-Centz, Mary Welch
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Teacher: Laura Colussi
Pennsbury High School
Teacher: Danyelle Lala
Plymouth Meeting Friends School
Teachers: Gillian Pokalo, Audrey Henninger
Roxborough Christian School
Teacher: Sarah Smith-Centz
William Penn Charter School
Teachers: Michelle Dowd, Karen Riedlmeier