Grabie Art Fund Collaborates with American Art Therapy Association

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on May 4, 2024

Grabie, a leading online retailer in making art & art supplies accessible to everyone, recently announced its collaboration with the American Art Therapy Association through the Grabie Art Fund. The collab makes art therapy accessible for everyone and is a great way to focus on personal development for all ages.  

The Grabie Art Fund was launched in 2022 as a vehicle to provide art supplies for people who can’t afford them. 1% of all purchases on the Grabie Art website go into the Grabie Art Fund, which allows Grabie to donate art supplies directly to underserved communities that wouldn’t otherwise have access. To date, the Grabie Art Fund has served 39 organizations and donated over $157,000 in art supplies.

“We’ve seen how art can support mental health, so we created the Grabie Art Fund to fund donations of art supplies to our partner organizations. Your purchase helps to put thoughtfully selected art supplies into the hands of people in underserved communities, to support mental health via art therapy,” said Evan Li, CEO of Grabie.

In 2023, Grabie Art Fund donated to the Born This Way Foundation, founded by artist and activist Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta. Through this initiative, Grabie was able to donate to over twenty local organizations in need of art supplies for art therapy. 

To meet this year’s increased demand, Grabie engaged with the American Art Therapy Association. Art therapists are credentialed mental health professionals. They are trained in a broad range of psychological theories and ways to use art media and creative processes to help people cope with mental health challenges. Throughout 2024, Grabie will work with AATA to reach new communities in need by providing donations to AATA member programs each quarter. 

These programs provide free art therapy in their local communities. Some of the recipient organizations include Nassau County Youth Wellness Summit, Full Spectrum Therapy, Free Arts NYC, My House, and The Uvalde Love Project, to name a few. These organizations reach today’s youth, LGBTQ+, veterans  and underserved communities, including unhoused communities. 

“We are very conscious of being inclusive of all people whether that’s ethnicity, beliefs, how they identify, or how able bodied they are – we are always doing our best to include and represent everyone to the best of our ability,” said Kallah Maguire, Marketing Director of Grabie. 

In addition to Grabie’s art and craft supplies, Grabie launched its quarterly Art Box with a focus on art and creativity supporting mental health. The Art Box gives access to different types of art materials and activities that can help to improve mental health via art, no matter what skill level you are! Boxes can be purchased individually or for an even lower price as a subscription.

Grabie’s goal is to support as many people as possible by giving them access to affordable, quality art supplies that they would not otherwise have. They encourage everyone to embrace their individuality and express themselves creatively. For more information, visit the Grabie Art website.

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily Group, encompassing Financial Tech Times, Smartech Daily, Transit Tomorrow, BlockTelegraph, Meditech Today, High Net Worth magazine, Luxury Miami magazine, CEO Official magazine, Luxury LA magazine, and flagship outlet, Grit Daily. The champion of live journalism, Grit Daily's team hails from ABC, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox, PopSugar, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, Verge, Vice, and Vox. An award-winning journalist, he was on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur with one sale. Formerly an engineer and intellectual-property attorney, his third company, BeeHex, rose to fame for its "3D printed pizza for astronauts" and is now a military contractor. A prolific investor, he's invested in 50+ early stage startups with 10+ exits through 2023.

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