If you have made another person on this earth smile,
your life has been worthwhile.
-Sr. Mary Christelle Macaluso 
Feed the Soul - ART Supplies for Tsurupinsk



Click HERE to vote in our annual Christmas ART contest.  The winning artists will win a prize and the overall winner will be featured on this year's AOS Christmas Card.

Tsurupinsk Children's Home is home to 207 physically and mentally handicapped children aged 4 to 18. Arts and Crafts is a vital part of everyday life for the children that live here. Many of the children are disabled often missing arms, hands or fingers. Some of these artists paint and draw with their mouth or feet. The art is a valuable occupational pasttime to help them with these disabilities. Many of the children are very talented and often sell their works to help sustain them.

When asked about greatest needs for this orphanage the Director will always respond diapers, toilet paper, and art and paint supplies. For these children the ability to work on art projects is just as important as food and other necessities.

An Orphan Smiles would like to be able to provide Art and Craft supplies on an ongoing basis.





The needs include:

  • Sketch pads
  • Paints - Watercolors, Acrylics, Oils
  • Paint brushes - all sizes
  • Picture Frames for finished pieces
  • Beads, string, yarn and other adornments
  • Crayons, colored pencils, pastels
  • Canvas, cardboard, other paintable surfaces












There are several ways to help:

  • Click here to make a monetary donation.
  • Collect supplies and send them directly to the Tsurupinsk orphanage. See Shipping Page.
  • Solicit for donations from local art stores and artists.
  • Purchase ART items from our WISHLIST.
  • Contact us if you have donations that you would like to donate to An Orphan Smiles within the US.



If you would like more information about the Art Program or have questions about Tsurupinsk, please email AOS Information. To read more about the Tsurupinsk Orphanage click here.