CREATE Arts Center ( offers individual and group art therapy for adults and children, smARTkids programs for at-risk youths, art education, after-school classes, no-school day camps and summer camps. The nonprofit also hosts community events.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

  • $75 sends a child to no-school day camp.
  • $250 covers two, one-on-one art therapy sessions for an individual with emotional or cognitive needs.
  • $500 covers enrollment in the smARTkids program to positively impact the learning ability of an at-risk youth.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Help with community events and art shows.
  • Weekly: Help with art education classes.
  • Internships