Painting Positivity

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Third-grade students at James H. Boyd Intermediate School received a visit from members of the Splashes of Hopes organization on Dec. 4.

Splashes of Hope, a non-profit public charity, transforms the environments of hospitals, healthcare centers and social service facilities with custom designed hand-painted murals. According to their website, the artwork is designed to comfort patients during treatment, healing and recovery by providing a soothing and uplifting visual focus. The organization welcomes the contributions and help from volunteers of all ages. Third-grade student Cooper Knorr at James H. Boyd is an active member and representative for Splashes of Hope.

During the visit, representative Heather Buggee shared information about their mission and how they help people through artwork. The organization’s mascot Vincent the Monkey also visited the class and distributed goodie bags to each of the students. In the bags, students received a monkey hand puppet, an inspirational wall quote, a coloring book that explains the organization and a box of crayons.  

“We are very proud of Cooper and we thank our friends Vincent the Monkey and Miss Heather for our special gifts,” said third-grade teacher Kristine Cornwell.