River + Pearls is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Founder and President, River + Pearls
Christina DiMari is the author of seven books that empower children and youth to discover hope, healing and growth in their lives through creativity and activities in nature. She is a teacher and certified in art therapy. Her passion is to encourage, equip and empower children and youth to grow in their personal lives, pursue their dreams and use their gifts to shine for others. She founded, River + Pearls, with a desire to make a difference in the lives of children and youth through providing healing spaces, expressive art resources and activities in nature. Christina and her husband, Michael, have two adventurous sons and enjoy family time and their passion for fly-fishing. 

We're thankful for our board and team of volunteers that help us reach our goals of making a difference in the lives of children and youth in Colorado and throughout the United States.

Our Mission is to cultivate Hope, Healing and Growth in the hearts and lives of children and youth. We have three primary ways we do this.

  1. Creating curriculum and expressive art resources for children and youth to have tools to process their experiences, discover their dreams, cultivate personal growth and realize how they can use their life experiences to bring hope to others.
  2. Creating mentoring programs where children and youth can experience the beauty of the outdoors such as fly-fishing and hiking mountain trails with leaders who will use these moments to cultivate hope, healing and growth in their lives. We integrate our expressive art coloring books in our programs, retreats and field trips.
  3. Creating healing spaces for children and youth to use a creative process to cope with challenging situations they find themselves in.