Are you a Veteran who enjoys (or is willing to try) the therapy of art? For years, I’ve encouraged my patients (especially elderly or medically-compromised patients) to use art as a positive distraction and healing tool, and the results have been amazing. If you haven’t seen my earlier blog on Adult Coloring, check it out! For my Veterans, here’s an incredible gift for you. Go to www.healvets.org, click on For Vets, Request Home Delivery. Once you complete the requested information, you’ll be mailed FREE arts and crafts kits to support healing at home thru amazing art projects! My Veterans have so appreciated this support for years, and I commend this agency for this great support that they provide to our nation’s Veterans!
Here’s a little blurb on Help Heal Veterans / Therapeutic Crafts Kits:
Each week, Help Heal Veterans (HEAL VETS) supplies hundreds of therapeutic craft kits to military service members and veterans receiving medical care. These kits are produced from the ground up, in our warehouse in Winchester, CA.
Kits include a wide variety of crafts and materials such as leatherwork, models, woodwork, jewelry, painting, needlecrafts, poster art, scrapbooks and many more.
We work closely with veterans and clinicians to provide the right kit to meet the veteran’s specific need. Whether it’s restoring coordination and impaired motor skills, improving concentration, or relieving symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, our goal is to give our veterans what they need to heal. Our kits are also used as diversions and recreational therapy for patients.
Craft Kits come at no cost to the veteran. Generous donations provide the funds needed to offer these products to America’s veterans and military servicemen and women.
Thank you Heal Vets for what you do!