Painting with a Twist Studios Nationwide to Host Charitable Events for Veteran's Day

Leading Paint and Sip Franchise Hosts Nov. 11 'Painting with a Purpose' to Benefit Special Operations Warrior Foundation

MANDEVILLE, La. - October 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Painting with a Twist®, the nation's largest paint-and-sip franchise, will host system-wide fundraising events on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation through the company's charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose.

There are 100 studios participating in this fundraiser with at least 50 percent of each event's proceeds being donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Some studios are donating 100 percent.

Guests can visit the Painting with a Twist locations page to find their nearest participating studio. Each studio's calendar will have a class scheduled on Nov. 11 where customers can sign up to attend for $35. A patriotic scene titled "Amber Waves of Grain" will be painted during this Painting with a Purpose event.

This Veteran's Day Painting with a Purpose event signifies the first time the company is banding together on the same day in support of a national cause. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides children of special operations personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty with full financial assistance for a post-secondary education, as well as educational and family counseling. The foundation also makes immediate financial assistance available to special operations members severely wounded and hospitalized. Nearly 70,000 Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force personnel, active and reserve, make up units assigned to U.S. Special Operations.

"We are proud to host this national Painting with a Purpose event to give back to those who have given their lives in service to our country," said Cathy Deano, co-founder of Painting with a Twist. "Through the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, we have the opportunity to collectively honor our troops and their families on Veteran's Day."

As part of the businesses' commitment to give back through painting parties, local Painting with a Twist studios hold charity events each month through Painting with a Purpose. The program has raised nearly $1 million for local non-profit organizations.

At Painting with a Twist, guests come together to experience a unique 'getaway' that includes friends, paint and the option to BYOB. Led by local art instructors, guests paint on bare canvases using paint and brushes provided by the studio. There are more than 4,000 original pieces of copyrighted artwork, ranging from landscapes, abstracts and cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and florals, which have all been conceptualized and produced by Painting with a Twist art instructors.

To learn more about Painting with a Twist, visit: https://www.paintingwithatwist.com.

About Painting with a Twist®

Painting with a Twist, based in Mandeville, Louisiana is the leading paint-and-sip franchise with more than 180 franchises in 27 states. Founded in 2007 by Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney, Painting with a Twist began franchising in 2009 and provides customers with paint, a canvas and brushes that lead to a fun evening with friends and a finished piece of art. The company maintains a strong focus on giving back to the local community, and by the end of 2014, Painting with a Twist will have donated more than $1 million through their charity arm, Painting with a Purpose. As the fastest-growing franchise in the industry, Painting with a Twist was ranked the top Paint and Sip franchise as part of the 2014 Entrepreneur magazine annual Franchise 500 edition. For more information about Painting with a Twist's franchise opportunity, visit www.paintingwithatwistfranchise.com.

About The Special Operations Warrior Foundation

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) began in 1980 and ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical or trade school, as well as educational and family counseling to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty. The foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel. The Warrior Foundation is committed to providing scholarship grants to over 1,000 children, who survive over 900 Special Operations personnel who gave their lives in service to our country. Learn more about the Special Operations Warrior Foundation visit: www.specialops.org.

SOURCE Painting with a Twist®

Media Contact:

Bre Whalen
Fishman PR
847-945-1300
bwhalen@fishmanpr.com

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