WHO WE ARE:
Los Angeles has more foster youth and homeless kids than anywhere else in the nation, and 1,600,000 of our children live in poverty. There’s a PTSD epidemic in our inner-city that impacts tens of thousands of young people.
Since 1996, Create Now has provided therapeutic arts programs to 45,000 at-risk and high-risk youth facing homelessness, abuse, neglect, violence and similar challenges. Our charity offers a variety of workshops in music, dance, writing, fashion -- all the arts!
We need $5,000 in 10 days to give 2,000+ vulnerable youngsters in Southern California the chance to delight in live concerts, plays and other cultural events so they can find relief from the difficult challenges they face. This exposure can have life-changing impact on the at-risk and high-risk children Create Now serves.
Hidden away in shelters, group homes, rehab centers and mental health facilities, these kids may be reluctant to go out in the community because of past traumas. But after attending Create Now’s Cultural Journeys, therapists report their young clients are more confident and excited to try new things.
Your support means that Create Now can arrange for at least 2,000 youth to see amazing events at premier venues this year, plus receive snacks, drinks and souvenirs. We give them great experiences they won’t forget!
Many of these kids deal with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders, like severe depression. Create Now’s outings can help them to heal. During our field trips, youngsters are also exposed to job opportunities and career paths, which motivates them to stay in school.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES:
Every dollar counts! The more money Create Now raises, the more youth can flourish through our Cultural Journeys.
Here's how your contributions are spent, which includes program coordination, ticket and refreshment purchases, transportation, and more:
$20 sends one foster youth to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl;
$50 enables 3 kids facing homelessness to attend the Grammy Museum;
$100 provides 5 high-risk children with LA Ballet’s “The Nutcracker;”
$250 delivers 10 underserved youth the chance to enjoy the Getty Museum;
$500 offers 25 kids tickets to a performance at the Broad Stage;
$750 presents 63 youth with snacks and drinks at these events;
$1,000 gives 75 homeless kids entrance to Cirque du Soleil, including food and gifts.
Participate in our Cultural Journeys and experience these youth enjoying wonderful performances, many for the first time.
We have special tickets for the iPalpiti Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, July 20 at 8:00pm. http://www.ipalpiti.org/ipalpiti-festival-2019/festival-7-20-2019/
For $500 - There are a LIMITED NUMBER of front row orchestra seats with access to the VIP After-Party in the private Founder's Hall where you can meet the artists and enjoy a delicious reception. Create Now will put your name on our website as a supporter, and you will receive a social media blast on our sites. This includes a COCKTAIL PARTY at Create Now's facility from 5:00-7:00pm.
Create Now has tickets to four upcoming concerts at this iconic venue:
Ivan Lins with his Big Band and Lee Ritenour with his World of Brazil project on Wednesday, August 14 at 8:00pm
America in Space - Relive the awe, in sight and sound on Thursday, August 15 at 8:00pm
Peter and the Wolf - Stunning puppetry tells of Peter’s forest adventures! Tuesday, August 20 at 8:00pm
Herbie Hancock: Next Generation - This legendary jazz master collaborates with rising stars who are shaping the genre’s future. Wednesday, August 21 at 8:00pm
For $250, you have a choice of 4 tickets to the Hollywood Bowl for the concert of your choice, or two Orchestra Seats at the iPalpiti Concert at Disney Hall on July 20. This includes a COCKTAIL PARTY at Create Now's facility from 5:00-7:00pm on July 20th.
Our Cultural Journeys change lives. Take it from Joanna H., a runaway teen at the emergency shelter Angel's Flight. She said, "This play lifted my spirit from feeling sad to overwhelmed with laughter."
Please donate generously. If the amount you want to contribute is not listed on the donation form, add it to the "Other" field.
Make a difference for thousands of kids who have fallen through the cracks as we work together to Create Now.