Pinot’s Palette Studios Organize Hurricane Harvey Relief Events
Nationwide Franchise System with Roots in Houston Rallies to Support Gulf Coast
Amherst, New York – September 11, 2017 – The Pinot’s Palette franchise system, which includes 137 paint and sip studios nationwide and one in Amherst, launched a series of fundraising events for Hurricane Harvey relief. The independently-owned studios organized quickly, as Houston-based corporate teams and Gulf Coast studio teams battled historic flooding in their homes and communities.
The fundraisers are painting and drinking events hosted by numerous Pinot’s Palette studios from coast to coast. Proceeds from the Amherst Painting It Forward event will be donated to nonprofit Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief funds, through Global Giving. Attendees can find donation details on each studio’s Painting It Forward event page at www.PinotsPalette.com/harvey-relief.
“The support we’ve seen from our franchise owners, studio managers and artists nationwide has been indescribable. While our Gulf Coast team members were still dealing with floodwaters, our franchisee network had organized relief efforts overnight,” said Charles Willis, co-founder and president of Pinot’s Palette. “We are so proud to be part of a system of people across the country who are so giving, so enterprising, so kind-hearted and so passionate.”
These paint and sip events will feature a custom painting, United We Stand, which was created during the hurricane by a Pinot’s Palette studio manager in Bricktown, Oklahoma. The painting features a sunset that is reminiscent of the American flag.
In addition to Painting It Forward events, the public can donate directly to Harvey relief when signing up online for any Pinot’s Palette painting events in September. A voluntary donation box at checkout sends a $5.00 donation directly to Global Giving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Global Giving works with well-vetted, locally-based charities to meet disaster victims’ immediate, mid-term and long-term needs over time. Additional information about its Harvey relief efforts is available at www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund.
About Pinot’s Palette
Pinot’s Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience, providing people a pressure-free way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends. With more than 170 locations open or under development across 35 states and Canada, Pinot’s Palette is the world’s fastest growing paint and sip franchise. Guests enjoy a “no skills required” art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern and creative ideas to their events, Pinot’s Palette curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit www.PinotsPalette.com.