'Art With Heart.' 8-year-old Sea Cliff artist uses his creations to help children in need
An 8-year-old Sea Cliff boy is using his art to help children in need.
Cal Krinsky is raising money to buy art supplies for children so they can experience the joy of creativity.
"It's a good idea because it makes the people who need the art supplies happy, and it makes me happy for making art supplies for people who need it," Krinsky says.
The young artist's inspiration came when he attended a "Shine a Light on Hunger" ceremony at the Sid Jacobson JCC.
"He ran up to me and said, 'Mommy, I'm going to $1,000 for the JCC,'" says Krinsky's mother, Jaime Teich.
Teich says her son received wish lists through the JCC's connections in the community for organizations that could be financially impacted and don't have art supplies for their students.
Krinsky's mother helped him create a website for his fundraiser called "Art With Heart."
Krinsky sends a piece of his artwork to a donor for a $50 donation. Within two weeks, the fundraiser collected $1,000.
Now the artist is making it his goal to raise $2,000 by his birthday on Aug. 21.
"It's good to help other people that need stuff," Krinsky says.
Krinsky signs each piece of his donated artwork and sends it with a handwritten thank you note.