Guest Author: Linda
Splashes of Hope lives and breathes in a turn of the century masterpiece which sits atop gentle rolling hills that flows into the Long Island Sound. Chateau at Coindre Hall, a rather majestic estate, is where artistic brilliance and spontaneous energy meet. Splashes of Hope is the place where canvases and ceiling tiles from inception, until the final brushstrokes are added, are saturated with love, creativity and too many colors to count. The transformation of clinical shades of white into sprays of colors, with images transcending all barriers; inspires peace and healing to those in need. These works of art leave imprints in the hearts of the recipients, and those involved in their creation.
Heather, Sarah and Jim are the heart and soul of Splashes. Not only do they work tirelessly with all of the volunteers, they do EVERYTHING! What great examples; there isn’t a task below or above them. It is from their lead that we have come to appreciate that if we tackle what needs to be done together, we can work to completion. Splashes of Hope’s artistic creations brighten the lives of sick children, veterans, oncology patients, and senior citizens.
I don’t know if Heather, Sarah and Jim have any idea of how much they mean to their volunteers, but I want them to know that they create art and music with every brushstroke they make. This dynamic trio has embraced me as family. A smile and a hug is always a part of my coming and going. This year had been quite a challenging year for me and being a part of Splashes of Hope has reminded me that even a little effort, if done to help others, really matters.
As for next chapter of this story, well maybe I will share it when I have another chance to brag about what makes Splashes of Hope such a great non-for-profit organization. Oh yes, one last thing, did you ever meet Alice the Elephant or Vincent Van Monkey? They are part of our Splash team. Please come by and visit. I am certain that Alice will dance with you.
Splashes of Hope
Founded in 1996, Splashes of Hope is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating art to transform spaces, enrich environments and facilitate healing.