Springhill Suites' Save Art! Campaign Bolsters Art Education In Under-Resourced Schools

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Showcasing the brand’s ongoing passion for the arts, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chattanooga Downtown at Cameron Harbor Tuesday launched Save Art!, an initiative to provide under-resourced schools with needed classroom art supplies. 

Officials said research has shown that art education has an impact on the developmental growth and academic success of children. The introduction of the arts in early education teaches life-skills such as creative problem-solving, decision-making and articulating a vision, and helps to build self-esteem and self-confidence. In spite of this, many schools are facing budget cuts that minimize or eliminate their art programs. 

In partnership with Fresh Artists, a non-profit organization that brings quality art supplies and innovative art programs to teachers in need, SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown at Cameron Harbor will provide art materials to Red Bank Elementary. The hotel will be hosting a Save Art! night Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.  The fundraising event is open to the public and features live entertainment, light refreshments, students’ art work, and tickets to area attractions will be raffled off throughout the evening. Donations given will be used for kits in school and will be delivered just in time for the winter holidays.

“We are so excited to have partnered with Red Bank Elementary on this great fundraising endeavor,” Dwayne Massengale, general manager, said. “We invite everyone to come out and support Red Bank Elementary; no donation is too small.” 



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