CHAP is turning 15!

Since 2006, CHAP has brought the healing power of art to tens of thousands of children and families facing medical challenges.

Help us celebrate! Check out our history, milestones, and memorable moments - and send us some of your own.

CELEBRATE WITH US!

$15 Recurring Gift

Donate $15 per month in honor of CHAP’s 15th anniversary.

Click here to enroll

15th Anniversary Wall Art

You can be a permanent part of CHAP’s studio by adding your own 4″x4″ square work-of-art to a collaborative piece.

Email Faye for details

Picture Albums

Stroll down memory lane with our 15th Anniversary Photo Albums at the bottom of the page.

Send us your pictures to be added at info@chappdx.org.

Sponsor CHAP’s 15th Anniversary

Your company or group can become an honored 15th Anniversary Sponsor and support CHAP in 2021. Email info@chappdx.org for details.

Take A Trip Through Time
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2006

–Children’s Healing Art Project is founded by Frank Etxaniz and Charlie Swindells; established as a 501(c)3

2007

–Launch of Holiday Bizarres, Open Studios, and Art Clubs in the Pearl

–Start of programs at OHSU: starting in 10-South, developing further into the Pediatric Neurosurgery floor and the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology floor through the Knight’s Cancer Institute

2008

–Start of of Art Factories and Workshops

–Launch of programs at Shriners Hospital for Children

–Partnership begins with United Cerebral Palsy

2009

–Partnership begins with Jr Diabetes Research Foundation and Washington School for the Blind

2010

–Partnership begins with Candlelighters for Children with Cancer and Camp Erin

2011

–First CHAPlandia

–Introduced Inclusive Summer Art Workshops

2012

–Partnership begins with Down Syndrome Network Oregon (DSNO)

2015

–Studio moves to Sellwood

2016

–Launch of CHAP in a Box program

2017

–Partnership begins with Survivor’s Tribe

2018

–Partnership begins with KMS Brain Injury Rehab

2019

–Expand in-hospital programs to Eugene and Salem for the first time, thanks to a grant from MillsDavis Foundation

–Begin art programs at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center’s Pediatric Specialty Care waiting room

–Partnership begins with Northwest Kidney Kids

CHAP-tastic Stats

Volunteers

7,000+

Healing Art Experiences

75,000+

Volunteer Hours

68,000+

CHAP in a Box

540+ since 2017

Healing Art Care Packages

900+ during the pandemic