International Franchise Association Honors Pinot’s Palette for Contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®Pinot's Palette
HOUSTON (September 13, 2016) – Pinot’s Palette, the fastest growing paint and sip franchise in North America, has been honored for its philanthropic efforts with a Silver Award in the Newcomer category of the Franchising Gives Back program through the International Franchise Association.
The Newcomer Award highlights a new charitable or community support program that has made a significant impact on a local community. The award was given in recognition of the Pinot’s Palette Paint It Forward program during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, when studios across the United States donated $15 per seat reservation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
More than 1,500 participants raised $34,477 for St. Jude last year.
“As business owners, we have a responsibility to give back to communities on a nationwide scale,” said Charles Willis, Co-Founder and President of Pinot’s Palette. “It was an honor to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and add our support to their great work.”
Charles Willis accepted the award on September 12 during the IFA’s Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
About Pinot’s Palette
Pinot’s Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends. With more than 180 locations open or under development across 35 states and Canada, and new locations popping up monthly, 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.