art2love is a Non-Profit Organization.

art2love’s mission is to empower, encourage and elevate children in crisis through art – their own art. Through dedicated drawing workshops children express their inner feelings in drawings that are then made into tangible replicas they can hug and interact with. The custom, plush reproductions of the children’s art are called artlings.

Interacting with their personified feelings transforms the children from “sick child” to “normal kid” and proud artist. art2love desires to enact this transformation in as many sick children as we can serve.

Making choices of what to draw and how to draw it is liberating and empowering for kids who have very little voice in their current situation. Touching, holding and being able to interact with the end product gives a sense of pride and accomplishment which is extremely healing in such situations. Seeing their art come to life awakens something very powerful inside of the children and those involved – it’s magic!

Video From The Chop Project


“When my drawing came to life I was really surprised and happy. “Bopso” came to all my doctors’ appointments and it made me feel good to have someone who could go through it all with me. Thank you soo much!”
Pierce, Chop Patient
“This is so cool! Look at me-I can fly!”
Jason, Super YOU Participant
“I’m taking the work of one child’s imagination and making it real. I feel like I know this child through his art. It’s extremely gratifying.”
Brenda, Artist Volunteer

Meet Our Team

Karen princess

Karen Lefebvre-Christou
Executive Director/Founder


Alisa Tamburrano
Development Director

amy rides a bike0001 Amy Kulik
Chief Operating Officer
art2love logo w-thread small Allison Millard
Volunteer Coordinator

Our Happy Kids