"The Art of Giving" in aid of Cans For Kids to celebrate International Children’s Day

Cyprus International Women of Today (CIWOT) organised a hugely successful event in support of Cans For Kids.

The "Art of Giving" Children’s Art Exhibition & Sale gave children an enjoyable experience of charitable giving. They were encouraged to express themselves artistically about ‘sharing and giving’ and then had the thrill of seeing their work displayed and admired in public, and many of the paintings were also printed onto T-shirts (see below).

The event raised just over €1500 for Cans For Kids — and the extensive media exposure helped raise the profile not only of Cans For Kids but also of CIWOT.

Cans For Kids committee member Jenny Brown, herself an art teacher, went down to Limassol to judge the competition and was impressed by the standard. "All the art work showed that the children had fully grasped the concept of giving and sharing" she said, "there was a fantastic atmosphere and some really lovely paintings". Some of the children won prizes, and all received a Certificate of Merit.