I love the city that I live in and the people that live here. I was raised in Spokane. I have moved away a couple of times but always came back home....to Spokane. Of course, all of my family are here so that is one of the big reasons. One of the other reasons are because of the other wonderful people and organizations that are based in Spokane.
One of the those wonderful organizations is Project H.O.P.E Spokane.
Our Mission: “Project H.O.P.E provides the means for disadvantaged youth in Spokane’s West Central and Emerson Garfield neighborhoods to escape poverty and gang affiliation through entrepreneurial initiatives.”
In response to gang fatalities, neighbors of West Central created Project H.O.P.E. (a 501c3, Not for Profit). First, there was a safe place, an open gym in a church. Then, it began to teach life skills. Four years ago, they’d grown to include five community gardens called Riverfront Farms, and a lawn care business called Jobs Not Jails, both run by at-risk-youth from the neighborhood along with a variety of volunteers.
During recent years Riverfront Farms has grown to include nine garden lots, and a Farmers’ Market. Riverfront also sells produce at stores that had not previously offered more “food” than a common gas station.
This year, they are re-landscaping several garden plots to be more productive and sustainable. One lot is oriented mostly for education purposes. They are all volunteers.
This program is open to kids 8 - 18 and the amount that can participate is only limited by funding.
With this in mind - Western Regions CeCe Caldwells Paint and Products, Debi Weber Design from Paradise Valley, AZ and Orphaned Decor Present
Project H.O.P.E Benefit Workshop
September 8th, 2012
This class will be taught by Anne Skougard - House of Anne– Western Region Distributer for CeCe Caldwells Paint. Anne has over 40 years of experience as a decorator and knows all of the tricks of the trade.
Using CeCe Caldwell’s All Green, NO VOC’s Paints and Waxes – you will learn how to use this amazing Clay and Chalk Based paint – water distressing, sand paper distressing, layering colors, crackle finishes, proper waxing techniques and use of Satin Finish and more.
The Ce Ce Caldwell CeCe Caldwells Paints will also be in the house to answer all of your questions and show us some of her tricks as well.
In the afternoon, you will spend time completing a take home project provided by the Western Region.
This class is limited to 35 people per class so that we can provide everyone with one on one help as needed.
Western Region Retailers will be on hand to help you with techniques and project questions and suggestions.
Debi Weber from Debi Weber Designs will also be in attendance and happy to answer any decorating questions that you may have.
So much talent under one roof….you don’t want to miss this event.
Refreshments, Sweets, Coffee and Tea Bar, and a Box Lunch will be provided.
You will also be entered into a drawing to win some great prizes.
*Everything is included – just wear your painting clothes and be ready to have fun.
Book you place today by calling 509-216-7689 - emailing Orphaneddecor@yahoo.com or come into the shop.
You can also register online at http://www.orphaneddecor.blogspot.com under classes.
A large portion of each registration will be donated to Project H.O.P.E Spokane.
This is your chance to meet CeCe in person. You can also get all of those answers to the questions that you have been wondering about....
Can you paint linoleum? Can you use the paint outdoors? Can you mix colors? Can you wax and then use Satin finish? What other goodies are coming down the road from CeCe?
You can ask the experts.
Cost is $195.00 for a full day of fun and painting. $100.00 Deposit upon registration and $95.00 before the class.