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Chattanooga art company gives kids at Erlanger Children's Hospital a holiday surprise

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Art kits were donated to Erlanger Children's Hospital by Chattanooga business Ready2HangArt on Friday afternoon. (Image: Eric Benninghoff/WTVC)

With the holiday season upon us, a Chattanooga decorating business is hoping to spread joy and creativity to kids at Erlanger Children's Hospital.

On Friday afternoon, Ready2HangArt delivered 200 painting kits to local nonprofits, 100 of which went to Erlanger. The kits include a canvas, paint set, and an online art class, which teaches kids to sketch their own reindeer. The online lesson was made as a collaboration with artist Andreina Bates.

The gifts will be given to kids who recently underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and other procedures at the hospital.

Company founder & CEO Juliana Roslin told us she hopes these gifts will help expedite the children's healing process.

"I feel like art gives you the ability to sort of escape," she said. "And escaping through beauty and through color... I think is just healing."

Ready2HangArt also made donations to the Chambliss Center, Soul Station, and the Bethlehem Center Friday afternoon.