Donations made by the generous supporters of the VDF and its cause, fund our community outreach projects.
These projects are designed to encourage disadvantaged children across the nation to re-purpose their creative energy into exploring the arts; keeping them off the streets is a wonderful side-effect that we, at the VDF, are proud of.
Training, mentoring, art supplies and rewards are simple project concepts but with far reaching effects. Art supplies giveaway events, an annual VDF art scholarship, and yearly VDF events, all help raise awareness and improve knowledge of the arts as well as show proven examples of our successful projects.
In addition, the VDF works with and donates yearly to international non-profits that bring the arts to disadvantaged children in other continents.
There is no secret about the fact that the giving, therapeutic value of the arts enriches young lives everywhere. Our children are our future. Effective communication is imperative for their development; their emotions and thoughts need to be channelized and must be understood.
The VDF firmly believes that disadvantaged children must be offered more routes to communicate with the world as positive communication with parents, teachers, and authority figures in their lives is limited.
Expressing themselves through the art they create helps them tell their story to the world; helps them communicate and be understood; much needed positive reinforcement and validation. The VDF gives such young & creative minds a dais to be discovered. Donating to VDF shapes our future, one child at a time.