Serving the World through Art

Mission of Fundraiser- to give local youth, ages 7 and up, an opportunity to help children in need
Recipient of Fundraiser- 100% of proceeds will be donated to Albania’s Hands of Providence’s Residential Home and Day Care Center
Date & Time- May 13, 2023 / 10am-12:30pm
Location- Brick Presbyterian Church 111 Drum Point Rd., Brick, NJ 08723 (in Family Life Center)

What to Expect- There will be a presentation so participants get a chance to meet the Albanian children via video call. Local youth will be encouraged to use their gifts and talents to serve others. An overview will be given regarding the needs of the Albanian children and how the fundraiser is helping them. There will be a short question/answer time. Then we will paint the Albanian landscape above.

How to Register- Please write your donation check directly to Hands of Providence International and mail to Aspiring Artists LLC PO BOX 443 Spring Lake, NJ 07762. Please include the registration form below with your donation check. The donation is $40 per participant. Parents are welcome to register with their children. Aspiring Artists will email you to confirm your registration. Hands of Providence International is a 501(3)C and will provide a tax deductible donation receipt at the end of the year if an address is provided below. Please email [email protected] with any questions. Thank you. Registration is limited to 100 people.


 The boys’ residential home was opened in January 2019. It is the only center in the Korca region that offers services for orphaned, abused, or trafficked children who have undergone unthinkable situations during their young lives. We cannot discuss the severity of their situations. The home provides a safe family environment for these children to live in. The staff reflects the love of Jesus Christ by caring for their spiritual, emotional, physical, and educational needs. Currently 8 boys, ages 6-16, live in the orphanage, but the home can house up to 15 boys depending of their age. Every child in the center can stay until the age of 18.  Even though it is extremely expensive to provide a residential home for boys, Pastor Plator saw beyond the expense and trusted God to provide.


There is also another house on the same property that can become a “transition home” when the boys turn 18. It is in need of repair before that can happen. One of the boys is currently 17 and this transition home would be very helpful for him. He is also a soccer player and was accepted to the Albanian National Soccer Team.

Thank you for supporting the Residential Home by participating in this fundraiser painting class.

Hands of Providence’s DAY CARE CENTER

In 2011, Pastor Plator started a Day Center in a home in Sovjan Albania for poor, orphaned, and abused children. Currently there are 42 children who go to this Day Care Center. After school, the children come to the Day Center for a hot meal, shower, homework tutoring, laundry, games, and lots of love.

The cost to run the Day Center is $3780 a month ($90 per child).


These children look so happy and content when they are with the staff of the Day Care Center. All of the children attend Bible Camps during the summer and the Saturday children’s program at the Libonik church.

Thank you for supporting this Day Care Center by participating in the fundraiser painting class.

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