Paint For Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established by Cheryl Phan in 2016.
Our mission is to create a fun and colorful space that brings joy and inspiration to children with special needs through art.
Cheryl Phan founder of “Paint for Children” launched her first business in 1988 manufacturing and designing sportswear and swim wear while caring for her children as a stay-at-home Mom.
In 1994 Cheryl attended Clearwater community college earning her AA degree in Mass-Communication. Soon after in 1997 Cheryl started working with Clear Channel radio in Tampa, Florida as a sales and marketing representative.
Fueled with frustration and driven by desire Cheryl advanced in her career and was hired by Palm Beach Radio in 1999 as the NTR Director for two radio stations the Mix 102.3 and The Buzz 103.1. There Cheryl won best manufactures marketing campaign featuring a local baseball clinic with Roger Dean stadium, Hershey’s chocolate and Publix grocery store.
In June of 2001 Fox TV in Orlando, Florida enlisted Cheryl for her marketing expertise where she created numerous campaigns generating revenue through her Non-Traditional Revenue (NTR) efforts. NTR was a specialized field that only few people in the industry had mastered.
In November of 2002 Cheryl took a courageous step and left the TV and Radio industry to be her own boss and start her own decorative painting business in Palm Beach county Florida.
Cheryl lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is a proud mother of two daughters and four grand-children. She also serves every weekend at The Hand Of Hope special needs ministry. Although she wears many hats, art is her true love. Philanthropy has always been a passion and helping other comes natural.
Deborah DraffanBoard Member
DEBORAH DRAFFAN is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Apparel Group Inc. founded in 1990. Sterling Apparel Group is a Fashion Distribution Company that represents major manufacturers in designing, forecasting, and selling both Major Labels and Proprietary Labels to Major Retailer’s through-out the United States and Europe.
Deborah’s career in the Fashion Industry began in 1974 as one of the first woman to represent a major Sportswear line of Jones New York, as the exclusive Regional Sales Representative covering the New England Territory.
The sales in the territory had excelled to a point that Deborah saw the opportunity and potential of starting her own Sportswear Line, Kenneth Green, in 1976.
Deborah saw an opportunity to create a line catering to the working woman and bringing them both Style, Quality and Fashion.
In a few short years Deborah built Kenneth Green into National Brand, selling All Major Retailers and becoming one of the leading Sportswear Companies in the Fashion Industry.
Deborah also had a true love for the Pet World and in 2003 wanted to create a Fashion Forward Pet Company. On a personal level she named the company Howie’s Hearts, in memory of her father. The company is a manufacturer and distributor of All Natural Pet Treats in the Shape of Hearts as well as a full line of Licensed Dog Beds and Dog Bowls and even a line of Dog Fragrances.
Howie’s Hearts was honored in providing the Goodie Bag for Pet Industry 32nd Annual News and Documentary EMMY AWARDs participating with Off The wall Gift Bags.
Deborah also wanted to help the Community as well as build another successful business and employed a company named Triangle Industries. Triangle packed and distributed the Pet Line. Triangle employed only disabled clients that did the work and through the years Deborah became part of the Triangle Charitable Family.