DocuCopies.com Takes Flight with Charity Wings of San Diego

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The online printing company donated $1,000 to the non-profit art center, which provides art programs, materials and a creative workspace for other charities and non-profits in the San Diego area.

Elena Etcheverry of Charity Wings poses with David Pressley (right) and Roe Pressley from DocuCopies.com

Elena Etcheverry of Charity Wings poses with David Pressley (right) and Roe Pressley from DocuCopies.com

The idea of art as medicine... When I learned what Charity Wings does with regard to helping people in that way I really wanted our company to aid in that mission.

The shelves are clustered with pottery, sculptures and knick-knacks, but the walls have a couple blank spaces where paintings used to hang this week at Charity Wings, a non-profit art center on the CSU San Marcos campus just north of San Diego.

This is due to a visit from David and Roe Pressley of DocuCopies.com, who stopped in to drop off a check on behalf of their online color printing company in San Luis Obispo, Calif. But the $1,000 donation wasn't enough for David, the company's president and CEO, once he saw the creative space and quality of art they produced in person. So he purchased several of their most mesmerizing paintings as well.

Charity Wings provides free materials and programs to other local charities serving the disabled community, low income families, military/veterans, various support groups and more. They also offer their space and materials to public supporters through low-cost monthly memberships and host interns from local schools.

DocuCopies.com will also feature the organization in the Charity Spotlight section of their website in May, which currently spotlights St. Jude Children's Hospital. DocuCopies.com has a diverse list of non-profits they have sponsored, but this is the first that specifically deals with helping and healing people with various problems and backgrounds through art.

"The idea of art as medicine was something I learned in high school at the Perpich Center for Arts Education," says the younger Pressley, referring to the arts high school he attended (and which DocuCopies has also supported in the past). "One of our music instructors took us to a home for people with Parkinson's Disease and we made music and rhythms with them. That opened my eyes to a whole new dimension of art, and when I learned what Charity Wings does with regard to helping people in that way I really wanted our company to aid in that mission."

For more information on Charity Wings and their programs please visit them online at http://www.CharityWings.org. For more information on DocuCopies.com, their color printing and book binding services, or their past philanthropic efforts, visit them at http://www.DocuCopies.com.

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