Glue Dots International Creates Interactive Craft for a Good Cause

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Glue Dots International unveiled two new products at the Craft & Hobby Association’s (CHA) Winter Conference and Trade Show last week. Show attendees got the first, hands-on feel for the new XL Glue Dots® and XXL Glue Dots® by creating paper flowers for the Glue Dots “Masterpiece for Make-A-Wish”. The new super-sized Glue Dots will be available in stores starting in February.

Rebecca Kwait from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire and Jenny Mueller from Glue Dots International stand next to the completed masterpiece at CHA.

Glue Dots created the ‘Masterpiece for Make-A-Wish’ to give back to the community in a creative way.

Glue Dots International unveiled two new products at the Craft & Hobby Association’s (CHA) Winter Conference and Trade Show last week. Show attendees got the first, hands-on feel for the new XL Glue Dots® and XXL Glue Dots® by creating paper flowers for the Glue Dots “Masterpiece for Make-A-Wish”. The new super-sized Glue Dots will be available in stores starting in February.

Attendees at the show filled in a printed mural using paper flowers they created using the new Glue Dots and crepe paper. Upon completion of the masterpiece, Glue Dots made a $500 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Orange County and the Inland Empire.

“We thank Glue Dots for this donation,” stated Rebecca Kwait from the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Orange County and the Inland Empire. “The support and time dedicated by show attendees to help create this masterpiece is overwhelming.”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire is expecting to grant 325 wishes this year.

“Glue Dots created the ‘Masterpiece for Make-A-Wish’ to give back to the community in a creative way,” said Lindsay Karlin, Consumer Products Manager at Glue Dots International. “We wanted to help a great cause and engage show attendees with our new product at the same time.”

The completed mural used over 500 Glue Dots and took three days to complete.

XL Glue Dots and XXL Glue Dots are super-strong adhesives that work with heavier materials like wood or metal embellishments, thick cardstock, fabric or handmade papers. The 1” and 2” diameter Glue Dots are double-sided and require no dry time. Similar to the entire Glue Dots assortment, they are the no-mess, instant-bonding alternative to tapes and glues.

About Glue Dots International

Glue Dots International revolutionized the adhesive industry with a new category of easy-to-use, instant-bonding adhesive products to be widely used by consumers for craft, school and home. The company holds several patents and trademarks and continues to lead the industry in the development of new, efficient consumer products. Glue Dots International, headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin, has operations in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. The company was acquired by Ellsworth Adhesives Corporation in 1999. Ellsworth is a leading global distributor and value-added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, specialty chemicals, tapes and dispensing equipment.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit wishocie.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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