Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas Celebrates Art and Giving Back This Holiday Season
For the second year, the team at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas is proud to partner with local non-profit organisation Paper for Water to display two 12-foot (3.7 metre) Christmas trees in the hotel lobby, beautifully decorated with hand-folded origami ornaments that inspire the true meaning of giving back.
The two trees are on display from November 25, 2019 to January 2, 2020, and are for sale to donors for USD 15,000 each to enjoy for the 2020 holiday season. The lucky donors will take home the tree and its ornaments and enjoy a private origami lesson with the Paper for Water founders. Most importantly, the purchase of these trees will fund a desperately needed clean water project in the Navajo Nation in Thoreau, New Mexico.
“The Paper for Water organisation is a true example of how we are all able to provide a helping hand to those in need,” says Dirk Burghartz, Regional Vice President and General Manager at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. “In partnership with Lucy Diaz and the Bella Flora team, they have created something beautiful that inspires us here at Four Seasons Resort Dallas and I hope it inspires others to give back as well.”
Art Installation with Bella Flora of Dallas
Additionally, an art collaboration with nationally recognised Bella Flora of Dallas will be on display throughout the hotel lobby. The suspended installations will be adorned with holiday florals and designs, as well as custom origami ornaments folded by Paper for Water.
“Bella Flora is an incredibly talented and creative florist and we are thrilled to be combining paper and flowers in an amazing installation,” says Isabelle Adams, co-founder of Paper for Water.
“Bella Flora’s approach to flower arrangement is unique and exciting,” says Katherine Adams, co-founder of Paper for Water. “We know that this collaboration will help expand Paper for Water’s message to more audiences.”
In addition to viewing the two Christmas trees and art displays in the hotel lobby, guests and locals may also purchase Paper for Water origami ornaments in the Lobby Boutique, with 100 percent of the purchase price going back to Paper for Water.
Paper for Water Holiday Workshop
Founders Isabelle and Katherine Adams will host a Paper for Water workshop on December 7, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in the hotel lobby so guests may learn the art of origami. The event is complimentary and open to the public. Holiday refreshments and treats will be provided.
“We are grateful to Four Seasons for such a meaningful partnership,” says Deborah Adams, Project Coordinator at Paper for Water. “This year's unique display embodies the true spirit of Christmas and the opportunity to bring clean water to six American families. In addition to two trees adorned with hand-folded origami, Paper for Water is thrilled to launch a new partnership with Bella Flora to create additional complimentary decor that will provide a festive experience throughout the entire lobby space.”
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About Paper for Water
For some girls, going to school isn’t an option. Spending days hauling clean water to and from villages makes for busy days with no time for education. When Isabelle (age 16) and Katherine (age 13) Adams learned of this and that a child dies every 15 seconds from unclean water, the mission was clear – help fund clean water. The Adams sisters started making origami Christmas ornaments and exchanging them for donations to raise money for water wells. The project grew into the non-profit organisation Paper for Water and in six years, Isabelle and Katherine have raised more than USD 2 million and helped fund more than 200 water projects in more than 20 countries.
Paper for Water was featured as a Fantasy Gift in the Neiman Marcus illustrious Christmas Book, selling a USD 50,000 tree to a donor. The Adams sisters have also won many awards for the work they have accomplished including the 2018 National Retail Federation Dreamer’s award and the 2018 International Youth in Philanthropy award from the International Association of Fundraising Professionals. The sisters completed a massive art installation in May 2018 of 4,000 origami butterflies above the skating rink at Galleria Dallas. Isabelle and Katherine continue to share the message of helping to make a permanent change in the life of those who are thirsty.
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