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Classrooms painted at Chana Education Center

Two classrooms at the Chana Education Center are sporting new paint thanks to Sherwin Williams.

The school, located in Chana, was chosen as a Sherwin Williams Madison South Region’s National Painting Week host site and on May 31 residential and commercial store representatives from more than 10 Sherwin Williams locations throughout Beloit, Freeport, Rockford, Sterling, Machesney Park, Dixon, Belvidere, and Loves Park, as well as a 3M representative for Construction and Home Improvement spent the day with several Chana staff completely transforming both the sensory and art rooms.

The project was organized by Freeport store manager, Amanda Dinderman, originally from Oregon.

She has become involved with the school after hearing of the positive impacts that Chana has had on both the lives of its students and area community.

“The Chana school is doing good things for kids, so we wanted to do something good for them,” she said.

She coordinated with her regional team and 3M partner to provide the paint, supplies, and labor to makeover two class spaces that are utilized by students in the Chana programs.

3M also donated a surplus of 3M hanging products to display student projects on a newly painted gallery wall in the art room.

Sherwin Williams stores from all over the country celebrate National Painting Week by donating time and materials to freshen up community spaces.

This year, more than 4,300 stores have partnered with local organizations to volunteer over 1,300 hours of time and 2,500 gallons of paint to make a colorful impact on their communities.