Brothers Redevelopment is now accepting applications for its 45th annual Paint-A-Thon season.
The free program utilizes volunteers to paint the exterior of homes for low-income seniors and disabled residents. Homeowners who live in Colorado Springs and in the Denver metro area are encouraged to apply — particularly those who live in Commerce City, Lakewood, Arvada, Englewood, and other parts of Arapahoe County.
Residents who are interested in applying for the program must be 60 years or older and/or have a disability, must own, and reside in the Denver metro area or Colorado Springs, and plan to live in their home for at least two years. To apply, click here.
“So many community members need a few home maintenance items in order to stay in their home — which statistically helps them be safer, healthier, and live longer. Painting is a maintenance item that is impossible for our clients to do physically or financially,” said Brothers Volunteer Department Director Chad Nibbelink.
Painting the exterior of a home can cost up to $5,000 — but the Paint-A-Thon Program offers income-eligible homeowners the chance to save big and devote their savings to other important costs like medication or groceries.
Throughout the Paint-A-Thon’s 44-year history, Brothers Redevelopment has painted 7,729 homes. In 2022, the program painted 94 homes with the help of 1,945 volunteers, saving homeowners $566,250.
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“The transformation that takes place on houses is incredible — but what’s priceless is what that work means to the homeowners. It makes volunteers see and feel their impact,” said Nibbelink. “The work this program does changes lives for the better.”