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Flourish Studio partners with Indiana's Make-A-Wish foundation to grant local wishes

The studio held its first annual fundraising event for local Make-A-Wish families. The community was welcomed to paint ornaments and make pictures for wish families, with a $5 charge.

Posted: Dec 15, 2018 9:53 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2018 11:49 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Flourish Studio in downtown Lafayette teamed up with Indiana's Make-A-Wish foundation on Dec. 15.

The studio held its first annual fundraising event for local Make-A-Wish families.

The community was welcomed to paint ornaments and make pictures for wish families, with a $5 charge.

All the money goes towards granting local wishes.

Flourish Studio held its grand opening three months ago.

Owner, Amanda Kennedy said her goal was to make her studio more than just a resource for creating art.

“This is kind of a platform to do good in the community and just be a source for good so hopefully this is something that we're able to do on a regular basis, maybe annually but I'm not sure, we'll have to see what we come up with,” said Kennedy.

Last year, 15-year-old Ethan Gayler of Crawfordville was diagnosed with a cancer that attacks the immune system. He’s a Make-A-Wish recipient, who attended the event.

Gayler said he's grateful for the event and the community members who came to support Make-A-Wish.

“I think that that's amazing that people care. They put money and time in to make kids feel go about themselves and help kids out when they're going through rough times,” said Gayler.

There are 20 local families waiting on wishes to be granted. You can donate to the  Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Make-A-Wish foundation here.

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