The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has awarded Free Arts for Abused
Children of Arizona (Free Arts) a $2.5 million grant to double the
organization’s physical space and provide funding for two of its signature
programs. The grant will establish The Bob & Renee Parsons Center for
Hope & Healing, expand programming and reach children Free Arts had
previously been unable to serve.
“Free Arts has been quietly demonstrating the powerful healing art can
have on children – and we think it’s time for their story to get a little
louder,” said American entrepreneur and philanthropist, Bob Parsons.
“Renee and I have no doubt that with added space and resources,
Free Arts will have a larger impact on the community and will empower
even more children to create a better future for themselves.”
I spoke with Free Arts Executive director Alicia Sutton Campbell about
what this will mean to the organization, and about some upcoming programs.