Art from the Heart

Art from the Heart Drawings
Click the picture to see Art from the Heart Drawings

Sisters, Oregon is an artsy little town with numerous art galleries. Once a month the streets are filled with people enjoying the “Fourth Friday Art Walk,” where they roam from gallery to gallery enjoying drinks and snacks and taking in the artwork. During the July and August art walks, they saw art unlike any they’ve ever seen before: art made by children living in orphanages. In an effort to find more local sponsors, World’s Children hosted a clothesline art display.

Every year we receive hundreds of hand-made art pieces from the 29 orphanages we support, which we then forward to the sponsors. When we see a particularly moving drawing, we scan it and save it. The Sister’s Art Walk marked the first time World’s Children publicly exhibited this art. We hope you enjoy the kid’s art.

Loretta Worthington, Board Member

Loretta Worthington

Loretta Worthington

Board Member

Loretta met David Purviance on a chance trip in 2006, while seeking to be of service to the vulnerable children in India.  Since then, Loretta has been a longtime supporter of World’s Children as a donor, sponsor, and previous Board member.  She had the wonderful opportunity to return to India twice to visit several World’s Children orphanages, and even identified the Happy Home orphanage and petitioned to bring it into the WC family. Loretta raised funds to build a well at Happy Home, where it now has clean water for all the children and staff.

Loretta currently works with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as the Program Manager for the six Medical Hubs – the child abuse evaluation clinics for the County. She also serves as the Program Manager for the County’s Gender Health Program, serving patients seeking gender-affirming care in a safe environment.  Before her work with Los Angeles County, Loretta spent many years serving non-profit organizations in CA and in MN, her last as the Executive Director of a statewide non-profit in MN. She has a long history of volunteer work including Board Member and Board Chair service, grant writing and fundraising experience, program development, and creative leadership, all serving our most vulnerable and disenfranchised populations.

Loretta holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.  She lives in Los Angeles County with her partner, Myck, and their rescue kitties, Scooter and Thunder.

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