MCSA selected as 1 of 25 sites globally for community building transformation in Annie Sloan #25project

August 25, 2016 – MUSCATINE, IOWA – Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA) named as 1 of 25 sited worldwide for transformation as part of the Annie Sloan decorative Chalk Paint® 25 anniversary project.  Annie Sloan began selling decorative Chalk Paint® in the U.K. in 1990.  The Telegraph (UK) reports that she is one of “Britain’s most influential female designers.”   Her company is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and took nominations globally to transform 25 deserving spaces.

MCSA Director, Charla Schafer, states “We are thrilled to have been selected by Annie Sloan as one of 25 spaces.  It is also MCSA’s 25 year anniversary, which make this transformation even more special. We are incredibly excited to work with the talented local Fresh Vintage team, Cindy Tubandt and Jennifer Conard and crew on the makeover of the Family Suites.  In the coming weeks, we will identify community volunteers to help with the project, as well.   We are thankful to Annie Sloan and her organization for making a difference locally for us and globally for so many other deserving spaces. “

Annie Sloan’s blog post today stated “From the day I announced the #25Project I have been overwhelmed with the response from Stockists and customers from across the globe, and now the time has finally come for me to reveal the winning 25 community spaces, nominated by you! It was one of the most difficult tasks to whittle down over 300 deserving nominations to just 25; however I am thrilled with the final selection. Each one is completely diverse in its use and size, however the one thread they all have in common, and from the kids crèche in South Africa to the specialized dementia center in The Netherlands, is that they are an absolutely vital part of their communities. I feel honored to be able to assist them in their transformations over the next year, and I cannot wait to share with you all the stories and photos of each deserving and special space.

I think you’ll agree that each space is very deserving of a transformation, and along with the help of their local Annie Sloan Stockist, volunteers and my paint and products, these community buildings will remain a vastly important part of their neighborhood. “

For more information on MCSA visit www.mcsaiowa.org, or call Charla Schafer at 563-264-3278, to speak with Fresh Vintage, contact Jennifer Conard at 563-299-4940.

Read more at Annie Sloan’s blog http://anniesloanpaintandcolour.blogspot.com

 

MCSA operates a homeless shelter, homeless prevention program, and domestic violence shelter.