MANDEVILLE, La. - October 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Painting with a Twist®, the original and largest paint-and-sip franchise, will host fundraising events throughout November to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation through the company’s charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose.
With more than 60 participating studios nationwide, guests can visit http://paintingwithatwist.com/promos/special-operations to find the location nearest them. Guests can sign up to attend an event on their studio’s calendar page. At least 50 percent of each event’s proceeds will be donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
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.
“It is extremely rewarding to host Painting with a Purpose events at studios nationwide to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country,” said Renee Maloney co-founder of Painting with a Twist. “Through the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, we, as a brand, have the opportunity to give back to our troops and their families not only on Veterans Day, but all November long.”
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 $2 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 6,000 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.
Painting with a Twist, based in Mandeville, Louisiana is the leading paint-and-sip franchise with more than 240 franchises in 33 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 to date, Painting with a Twist has donated more than $2 million through their charity arm, Painting with a Purpose. As the fastest-growing franchise in the industry, Painting with a Twist has been ranked the No. 1 Paint and Sip franchise as part of Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 edition for the past two years. For more information about Painting with a Twist’s franchise opportunity, visit www.paintingwithatwistfranchise.com.
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.
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