Southern IL boy makes art to help hospital | Community Spirit
At the age of 10, Adrien King and his twin brother Alex, began to annually donate their birthday money to the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation, but since then, Adrien, now age 12, has launched his own business, King of Art Products, and has been donating a portion of his profits to the FMH Foundation. So far, he has donated well over $100 through his business and the total is continuing to grow.
King of Art Products include flower pens, pencils, and markers (made from duct-tape), custom-made themed packets (with cards, flower pens, and assorted gourmet candy bars), tie lap blankets, rose wire rings, and now flower clips (made from duct tape) that can be clipped to your hair or paper. He is currently offering some very nice Mother’s Day Specials and these can be viewed and purchased through his website (kingofartproducts.blogspot.com) or you can visit him on Facebook under King of Art Products. In addition, the FMH Gift Shop has provided Adrien with some shelf space and they are now selling some of his products.
“Adrien’s generosity to give back to the community is such an inspiration. It began with a mutual desire between him and his twin brother to donate their birthday money. They wanted to give to something important instead of purchasing some toys that just wear out. Since they both inspire to be doctors one day, they felt like the hospital would be the best recipient of their gift, Now, Adrien has taken his gift giving to a new level through his art business, and this is a true testament of his desire to make a difference by investing in the future of healthcare,” stated FMH Foundation Executive Director, Charlotte St.Ledger.
Adrien is a sixth grader at Center Street School, and is the son of Alex and Kimberly King, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.