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Paint a Chair! Save a kid! That’s fundraising!!


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Calling all Lincoln County Artists for “Chair-ity” Project
Provided by Children’s Advocacy Center

The first annual “Chair-ity” Project for the Children’s Advocacy has now begun. Be one of the first artists in Lincoln County to paint a chair, stool or other wooden furniture piece to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center.

These one-of-a-kind pieces will be sold in local merchant shops across the county – Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Newport, Toledo, Waldport and Yachats. Monies raised will support the direct services provided to abused children in Lincoln County. This project will run year round. Since it is our big tourist season, these pieces will sell quickly.

Artists will receive publicity and acknowledgement, as well as commission on their work. Photos of finished items will be placed on the Center’s website along with the artist’s bio and where it is located for sale. Tags on items will also showcase the artist. As items are finished, there will be more publicity about the “Chair-ity Project” including Portland media and in the valley.

The Center has a variety of chairs for artist’s use or artists may supply their own used chair or item. Items can be child-sized or adult. Illingsworth’s by the Sea has donated a cabinet with shelves for painting. Any style of art is welcome. Artists and merchants who display and sell items can receive a percentage of sales price. Remainder of selling price will go to the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Referrals to the Center have doubled during the first six months of 2012 compared to last year. More than ever, the children served by our private, non-profit agency are in need of your support. The Children’s Advocacy Center serves all Lincoln County’s children who are suspected to be sexually abused, physically abused, neglected, drug endangered and/or have been witness to violence. The Center provides assessment and evaluation services, child and family support, and counseling. All services are provided free of charge.

Please help us help the children by painting an item, buying a chair, or placing an item in your boutique/gallery/store. You can make a difference. This is truly the “art of caring.”

For more information contact the Center at 541-574-0841.

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