PPAI Staff’s Rock Paintings Draw Attention To Local Charity

PPAI staff members are long-time supporters of Irving Cares, a United Way agency dedicated to providing Irving, Texas, residents with temporary assistance and training to promote self-sufficiency. Since 2003, they have donated their time, money and labor to the agency, collecting more than 42,000 pounds of food for its food pantry, among other contributions. This week, the PPAI team joined Irving Cares board members and staff in decorating dozens of rocks which will be placed throughout the city to draw attention to the charity, which turns 60 this year, and its programs.

So far, PPAI employees have painted more than 120 rocks with plans to decorate more throughout the week. They will be left at businesses, schools, public and government buildings, parks and other locations and highlight #60for60, a campaign to support Irving Cares’ annual dinner and auction event, The Great Harvest, on September 22.  

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Teddie Story
August 16, 2017
This has been so much fun! The beautifully painted rocks (and the not so beautifully painted rocks) have been a great hit. We're the talk of the town with people searching for rocks, rehiding them, and all the while posting their adventures. Thanks, PPAI, for bringing Irving Cares into your world.
Gretchen D
August 16, 2017
Bruce, The rocks have been hidden inside and outside of businesses, around schools and parks. They have been painted on one side with acrylic craft paints and coated with a sealer then a label is sealed onto the bottom of the rock. It says: #IrvingCares Rocks - Post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Find. Keep. Rehide. Share. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact me.
Bruce Schermerhorn
August 9, 2017
I am interested in learning more about this. Examples of where rocks will be left? How will the person who sees a rock connect it to Irving Cares?
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