‘Painting with a Twist’ hosts fundraiser to benefit CHD’s Disability Resources

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Painting with a Twist, an art and social studio in East Longmeadow, is helping out a local charity.

The studio held a ‘Painting with a Purpose’ charity event Sunday night to benefit the Center for Human Development.

Attendees participated in an instructed painting class while sipping on their favorite drink.

“Every class is different. Some people like to have a quiet class and we do have those classes with 15-20 people. Tonight it’s nice and sold out, usually when we get the music turned up, it’s really lively and people have a good time and its not about having a perfect painting but enjoying yourself,” said Chris Gann.

Each month, franchisees from across the nation hold monthly painting fund-raisers through the Painting with a Purpose program to benefit local charities.

“We’re delighted to partner with the Center for Human Development to help raise funds and increase awareness,” says David Small, Painting with a Twist owner. “Community involvement is of utmost importance to us. We are thrilled to be helping a local group in need.”

Half of the proceeds raised tonight will go to the Center for Human Development.

The Center for Human Development serves more than 18,000 people each year in Western Mass. and Connecticut through a wide array of social and mental-health services.

To date, Painting with a Twist has raised $1 million for local charities.

Posted: Mar 06, 2016 9:29 PM EST


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