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Thursday, October 11, 2012

"Paint it Forward" at Stockley festival Oct 20-21st

Muhammad Ali once said that, "“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” I believe that wholeheartedly and want to share an exciting event that is just 9 days away!!! Please tune in to radio station 1110AM at 2pm today as Elena Montello, Development Director of the Hope House foundation and I will be interviewed on Versatility Radio- The Man in the Mirror Radio Talk Show. We will be talking about the amazing work of the Hope House Foundation (http://www.hope-house.org/) Sara Credito's "Paint it Forward" Fundraiser(http://winkartink.com/) and the Stockley Fall Festival October 20th-21st. Sara will call in to the station for the interview!!! A little bit of history... This past summer I was introduced to Elena Montello, Development Director of the Hope House Foundation by Cindy Cutler, who is a power house in the community! When Elena shared with me the remarkable work that the Hope House Foundation is doing as they help adults with disabilities live independently and out of institutions, I knew I had to find a way for my organization, COLLAGE to partner with them. I wanted to help them raise money and awareness around their foundation as COLLAGE is committed to diversity, equality and the arts. I immediately thought about my dear friend Sara Credito who is a talented artist living in South Carolina. For years, she and her husband Steve have donated to charities and have worked to raise money for numerous organizations. Sara decided to take her love for art and her love for giving back to others and blend these 2 passions into what she calls, "Paint it Forward." At "Paint it Forward" fundraisers, local celebrities come out to paint glass or canvases, the art is auctioned off and the proceeds go the the charity. I met with Elena and the Hope House Executive Director, Lynne Seagle, and was moved by their commitment to the Hope House and the people they serve. I shared Sara's artwork and the concept of "Paint it Forward" and they commissioned Sara to create a painting for this years Stockley Garden Fall festival's poster and wanted to have the "Paint it Forward" fundraiser at Stockley. Paint It Forward will be the first time art is made on-site at the festival in over twenty years!! Sara appropriately entitled the painting, "Rooted in Hope" which she donated to the Hope House Foundation. Below is a recent article on "Paint it Forward" at Stockley. http://thelocalshottest.com/events/paint-it-forward-stockley-gardens-fall-arts-festival Please tune in today if you can and join us at Stockley festival October 20-21st to support the Hope House Foundation which is changing the lives of so many in our community!!
Hope to see you at Stockley! Chadra

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