We find character in ALL kinds of places, especially in KIDS! 

girls character is shown in their bird drawings
The student on the right wrote, “I LOVE MY BIRD LIFE”!

Students are expressing character and loving kindness through the many classes given by EDU DESIGNS volunteers.

They are learning to respect life while they are learning to sketch, analyze draw and animate birds.

[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#e7f8fe” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ] When they took art out of my son’s school for budgetary reasons, he came home and announced sadly, “The reason I went to school wasn’t there today.”[/dropshadowbox]

Ever since then, I determined to do something about it.  If they couldn’t afford art in school, we would volunteer our time to help. And we began our non-profit to bring art back to the schools in 2007. 

kids learning character through drawing animals
Kids are SO grateful to get ART time in class!

Teachers (and moms) have known all along that that ART is as VITAL to growing a child’s intelligence as other disciplines. It’s taken a long time, but finally the importance of the arts is being recognized by those who took it out long ago. Now that schools are slowly beginning to implement the STEAM curriculum (which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), the problem exists that teachers still don’t have the money to do it all, so we are helping as best we can. 

I’ve been doing my best, but there isn’t enough of me to go around! 

Are you able to help?

If you have a bit of artistic skill and a few hours a month to volunteer, I need you!  

If the spirit is moving you, and if you are chosen to be part of this great work, you will be personally mentored in my easy-to-learn, step-by-step method of teaching basic drawing skills to elementary students. 

It’s an opportunity that you will never regret. And so much fun, you will wonder why you didn’t start yesterday! 

Are you willing to help? 


Many Thanks,




Ruth Elliott-Hilsdon – Founder, Director: Edu Designs, GoMommyGO®

PS – Isn’t it true that everything we have is because it was first given to us? Whether life, health, a sound mind, it is a gift. Along the line we get a chance to give back. Will you join us? That’s what Edu Designs is doing.

Peter Marshall wisely said,

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned!” 

Our all-volunteer Board of Directors generously donates their time, so EVERY contribution helps, whatever the size.

Never miss an opportunity to do a good deed.

I am grateful for you.  ~Ruth Elliott-Hilsdon