One In An ARMY is proud to announce the January campaign to support Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP) for Taehyung’s birthday! The donation period officially began at 12:00 am KST on December 30th, 2018. Donations will aid CHAP to provide art programs free of charge to children, teens, and families affected by pediatric illness, disability, or special needs. Everything listed in steps 3-5 under our individual giving instructions is optional, but extremely helpful for us to track donation amounts as we have no other way to see how much ARMY has donated (see our FAQ for a full explanation). Our hashtag for the month is #HealWithTaehyung and the hashtag for the bonus mission is #TigersForTae. The minimum donation amount $1.00 USD.
how to donate
Step 1: Visit the CHAP donation page
step 2: Donate $1.00 USD (or more) using your credit card and make sure you mark your donation as a gift in honour of "BTS KIM TAEHYUNG" – this note is very important as this is how CHAP will track our donations!
step 3: Take a screenshot of your donation and watermark with your twitter @. Please make sure donation amount is VISIBLE but strike out any personal information (see example screenshot below)
step 4: Submit this form
Please note that there is an option to donate via PayPal on CHAP's Global Giving page, but the minimum donation is $10 USD
With A Friend
If you can't afford the minimum donation amount, pair up with an ARMY friend from your country to meet the $1.00 USD minimum donation amount - then follow steps 1-5 of the individual donation plan!
With A Fanbase
If you can’t find an ARMY friend to donate with, you can try reaching out to a local fanbase to see if they’re willing to run a collection pool for your region/country.
Please be advised that One In An ARMY has no way to monitor donations collected through fanbases; donors do so at their own risk. We recommend you only reach out to a base you trust and ask them to provide you with a screenshot that verifies they donated to the campaign. Please contact us if you made a donation through a fanbase and you have reason to believe the money was not donated to the non-profit.
If you don’t want to take the risk of donating to a third-party, save your money for a future campaign and check out the ways you can get involved without donating by visiting our Bonus Missions page or by completing the January Bonus Activity - Tigers For Tae!
cAN'T DONATE? Complete our Bonus Activity: #TigersForTae
ARMY, good news! Tata has heard about our #HealWithTaehyung campaign for Tae's birthday! He'd like to help out and send friendly tigers to the brave children at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital from BTS' beloved ARMY.
Would you help him out and send some #TaegersForKids?
The CHAP team provides many of their healing art experiences to children in Doernbecher Hospital. There are about 120 residents, ages 0-21. Any of them would love an inspiring card from ARMY! We made some templates you can print and use if you wish!
Why Children's Healing Art Project for taehyung?
Nothing makes an ARMY happier than seeing the look of utter adoration on Taehyung’s face when he interacts with a child. Whether it’s his role as a big brother or his natural caring soul, there is no denying that children hold a special place in his heart. With his passion for art (photography, drawing, and fashion design) it seemed like a natural fit to pick a non-profit that helps children through art.
If ARMY can give just one child the gift of art to help them through a difficult time, we think we've succeeded – and we think Taehyung would be pretty happy too.
About Children's Healing Art Project
"CHAP was founded in 2006 by a visionary artist, Frank Etxaniz, partnering with a visionary philanthropist, Charlie Swindells.
In the beginning, Frank visited individual children at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital’s 10 South unit, which is in-patient hematology & oncology. He went from room to room with a suitcase full of art supplies and his own boundless imagination.
Over the past decade the program has grown to include over 50 hours per week of services on the OHSU campus provided by four teaching artists and specially trained CHAP volunteers.
We serve inpatient children and families on 9 and 10 South.
We serve outpatient families waiting for news from the pediatric surgical suites on the 8th floor.
We serve children waiting for appointments in the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center and the Pediatric Neurosurgery outpatient clinic.
Because so much of our work takes place at OHSU, our geographic reach mirrors theirs. We serve children from across Oregon and SW Washington as well as northern California, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
Our agreement with OHSU is that they will fund half of our costs and CHAP will fundraise to cover the other half. The children and families we serve are never charged.
CHAP’s in-hospital art programs are tailored to the needs, wishes and abilities of each child, bringing them out of isolation and infusing their lives with choice, purpose, and self-expression. We have developed a repertoire of art projects using materials approved by the hospital for kids and teens who are immune-suppressed. With the medical team’s partnership, we create a space where kids can get messy – even in a sterile setting.
Children’s Healing Arts Project’s in-hospital programs feature a variety of art supplies and projects designed to spark each child’s imagination.
Whether it’s a beading project, animation, puppet-making, collage, or simply drawing with a black marker on a sketch pad, CHAP works to make sure each child finds his or her own voice through the artistic process."
Visit their website to learn more about this great organization!
$10 USD will buy high quality paintbrushes for teens and young adults in isolation
$25 USD will Sponsor one 'CHAP in a Box" kit for a child who can't attend Art Club at the Studio
$75 USD will buy 150 packets of clay, our most popular art supply