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Picture Books for Orphanages

Comic Booked Guest Writer 11/14/2012 News, Reviews

If you want to use your gifts to help people, you’re not alone. But what if your strongest gift includes drawing and animating quirky characters?

Picture BooksRachel Tiep-Daniels and Margaret Wuller, both artists and animators for DreamWorks, recently volunteered at an orphanage in Ghana. While working there, they noticed something interesting: even on the other side of the world, in the midst of the deepest poverty, kids love Disney movies. They love color and creativity, and they need more venues to play with. Wuller and Tiep-Daniels quickly put together a solution. They would draw pictures for the kids, and then let the kids color them in. It was the ultimate coloring experience.

Eventually, Tiep-Daniels and Wuller got the news of their project out to the animation community, and over sixty different artists volunteered to contribute drawings. The project, now known as the Picture Book Project Foundation, sells fabulous coloring book that has both professionally filled out and colored pages and blank outlines for the children to complete, and the profits made from it go to orphanages in Ghana, Tijuana, and Cambodia.

What other ways can art be used to help charity? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Please comment below to share.

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  1. kcassidy 11/14/2012 at 6:48 pm

    This was a great idea by these animators. Many people are perplexed as to what they can do, relevant to their careers, to assist charitable organizations and this is one that definitely helps children in need! Kudos to them!

  2. Sokos6 11/14/2012 at 8:26 pm

    Well done. So nice to see people out there, giving make, wanting to make a difference. Very motivating!

  3. Scorp_Moonopoly 11/14/2012 at 11:18 pm

    Amazing, just amazing!

  4. Knighti2 11/15/2012 at 1:24 pm

    That was a great idea. Always cool to see people using the skills they have to help others out especially with something so small but meaningful to kids like coloring.

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