The Treasure Box Program is a non-profit organization which was started by Jan "Ladybug" McCraw. She's a former nurse and well-known painter and designer in the decorative painting world. The idea is to paint or decorate keepsake boxes and donate them to Shriner's Hospitals for children from 5 to 17 years of age, who are receiving long-term care. Ladybug's goal is to recruit enough people to paint and decorate boxes so that we can include more hospitals throughout the world.
That's why this Program needs more painters--even beginner painters!
Ladybug has retired and is no longer involved in this program, but you can still do it on your own. Contact your nearest Shriner's Hospital.
Or you can paint boxes for the children's ward at your local hospital. Contact them in advance and work out an agreement.
I've been a Treasure Box Artist for several years. It's so much fun to paint these boxes and so rewarding to know that each one brings a smile to a sick child's face.
It costs you very little. We either use shoeboxes or store-bought paper mache boxes, which are 11x7x4 inches. The boxes must have a removable lid. Some of us paint designs, others use stickers, and some use a combination of paint and decorations.
If you'd like to help with this wonderful volunteer Program, contact me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org