Introducing Pile of Smile and the First Art Workshop August 12 2014, 1 Comment

Author of the blog post Lindsay Day

It all started with a little girl and a dream. Eight-year-old Imogen wanted to make a difference, big or small, in the lives of children with terminal cancer. So she decided she could contribute to the cause by using her artistic talent to raise money to grant the children’s final wishes.

With that inspiring idea, Pile of Smile began.

Pile of Smile has a clear mission: Their vision “is to fulfill the biggest dream of every terminally ill kid on the planet.” The idea is quite simple. Kid’s fantastic artwork is for sale, and all proceeds go toward helping a sick child achieve his or her dreams.

The uplifting premise—created in the heart of a caring child to help other children—has certainly taken flight. In a matter of months, Imogen and the Pile of Smile team have sold artwork, hosted a workshop, completed an online art raffle and—most importantly—spread the word.

In fact, Pile of Smile recently made donations for their very first beneficiary, Lucian the Light Warrior. You can read Lucian’s Story here.

Lucian was the first of hundreds (hopefully thousands) of boys and girls who will have their
 dreams fulfilled by Imogen and her charitable organization Pile of Smile.

The art transfer workshop took place at Lake Fairfax Park and was 
led by artist David Keyhan and Imogen herself!

Over two dozen people attended the first workshop and learned to create
their very own wood transfer art piece to take home! 

Local companies like South Block Juice have teamed up with Pile of Smile
to support a good cause! All proceeds of this kid friendly juice product
will go toward Pile of Smiles mission.

The day was a success. Every attendee got to take home their treasured
artwork and Pile of Smile earned several hundred
dollars to contribute
to Lucian the Light Warrior and his family.

Photographer Jan Hanus

More photos HERE.

Video from the event

Videographer Omar Jaruez 

Sponsors of the event: