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Children Burn Survivors Thrive Through Art with the Appleton Awareness Gallery

Posted on: April 6th, 2017

Child Burn Survivors' Artwork to be Hosted in Nonprofit Marketing Agency's Gallery

Our newest installment in the Appleton Awareness Gallery features artwork created by child burn survivors and their burn buddies during an art class hosted by Appleton Creative at Camp Tequesta in November 2016. Burn buddies are volunteers, including counselors, first responders and former burn victims, who partner with these children.

To express their thoughts, feelings and emotions, the young burn survivors created beautiful pieces through a variety of mediums and techniques, including canvas paintings, digital art and intricate mandalas. The pieces currently on display at this art gallery in Orlando were created by children from across the state who traveled to Umatilla, Florida, where Camp Tequesta is held annually.

To foster awareness about Camp Tequesta and the Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida, we invite supporters to join us at the gallery open house on April 29th from 2-6 p.m. If you’re interested in joining us for light refreshments and treats, face painting, a poetry reading and more fun activities, please RSVP by emailing RSVP@appletoncreative.com.

In addition to Camp Tequesta, Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida provides numerous resources to help young burn survivors and their families, including rehabilitation classes, networking events and financial aid for academic and medical purposes.

As a nonprofit marketing agency, Appleton’s inspiration to work with the Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida came from Appleton CEO and Creative Director Diana LaRue’s mother, Ruth Georgiou, who suffered a severe burn injury at the age of two.

Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida, Inc.

Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of children who have suffered severe burn injuries. Comprised of representatives from local fire service organizations, hospitals and businesses, Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida provides special programs focused on assisting children and their families in rehabilitation, social adjustment and motivation to encourage them to reenter society as productive people.

Appleton Awareness Gallery Featuring the Giving Circle™

Appleton Creative established the Appleton Awareness Gallery within our offices as a way to bring awareness to local causes through art. Each exhibit showcases a body of work inspired by a specific cause. We believe that art should be enjoyed and appreciated, and hope that the meaning behind the art will create an increased awareness for our community’s needs.

Featured in the main gallery is the Giving Circle™ art piece. This custom-made installation highlights moments that embody the spirit of giving so as to remind us that everyone can make a difference. The Appleton Awareness Gallery is open to the public after April 29th, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit AppletonAwarenessGallery.com

Appleton Creative is an award-winning, full-service marketing and advertising agency located in Orlando, Florida. Appleton works with local, national and international clients to provide marketing strategies through print, web, social media and video production. At Appleton, we want to learn about your business, empower your marketing team and be your creative resource. Your marketing goals are worth a conversation: contact us at 407-246-0092 or info@appletoncreative.com.


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