The vision of Art for the Nations began in 1992 as founder, Lisa Ambler, sat in the dirt in an impoverished area of Juarez, Mexico and did simple art projects with the enthusiastic children of that neighborhood. She quickly realized that few children enjoy the luxury of being an artist. "Being an artist for over 50 years, painting or making something most everyday of my life, I know the joy of creating!"
She began to package bags of art supplies for local teams to carry with them on service and mission trips, word spread quickly and bags are now shipped across the United States and carried all over the world. Lisa says, "I realized that crayons, paper, scissors, glue, glitter, and sequins transcend all language barriers, especially glitter and sequins!"