Art of Giving Project was started by Anna Litvak in 2010. At the time, Anna was working as a Delegate for the Permanent Mission of Latvian Republic to the United Nations. She has always had an idea of helping the children of the country she came from. In Latvia, children make a lot of beautiful art work as part of the school program. However, the art work usually goes nowhere and, many times, is simply thrown away. Anna’s idea is to collect the art work and organize events through which the art work is sold and they money generated goes back to benefit the children. Being one of the youngest Delegates in the history of the United Nations and having access to the highest level of diplomats, politicians, actors, artists and philanthropists inspired Anna to start the Art of Giving Project in New York City.