40th Paint-A-Thon Event Day Aug. 18!
***Epic volunteerism — Brothers marshals ~480 volunteers!
**Paint-A-Thon volunteers to complete 20 home and yard projects!
*Senior neighbors get free exterior house painting and great fun!
* After Painting Party at Blue Moon Brewing Co., 2 p.m.
Denver Metro Area, Aug. 18 — If our communities ever needed a feel-good, do-good day, this is it!
Paint-A-Thon brings it 8.18.18!
At 40 years old, Brothers Redevelopment’s volunteer juggernaut, Paint-A-Thon, is just as lovable and better than ever at gathering the forces of good to lift up whole neighborhoods and improve the lives of Colorado seniors and persons with disabilities across the metro area.
Each year Paint-A-Thon rejuvenates 100 or more homes. This year we will go well beyond that mark. Over 40 years, more than 133,000 volunteers have painted close to 7,400 homes. On Event Day Aug. 18, 400 volunteers will tackle 20 projects.
Paint jobs like these will save each homeowner upward of $5,000 and benefit them all for years to come by helping them preserve the value of their homes and age in place. These local investments help stabilize whole neighborhoods.
Brothers and its generous sponsors are so proud of the happy tradition that is Paint-A-Thon that we are asking you to join us. Spread the word and joy — to potential clients who could use a hand, to people who love to serve their communities while having a blast, and to a whole metro area that could use some good news.
Experience why the Denver City Council is proclaiming Aug. 18 Paint-A-Thon Day. Denver Councilman Albus Brooks will be on hand along with a huge working contingent from DEVO (Denver Employee Volunteer Organization). The mayor traditionally stops by.
Come meet our unforgettable homeowners, including:
- A Regis University retired housekeeper who is a devoted gardener even after five eye surgeries and the loss of most of her vision
- A retired Denver beautician who hangs on to her home despite gentrification forces and pressure to sell; she uses leftover construction materials she finds discarded to work on her own improvement projects
- A disabled Thornton tradesman and his faithful Chihuahua, Brutus, who are grieving the loss of his family member and caregiver
- A retired Littleton bistro server whose severe knee problems have hindered her own longtime efforts to repair and update her home
- An 87-year-old recent widow who wants to stay in her home of 56 years
- A 64-year-old Children’s Hospital employee in Aurora recovering from hip replacement surgery
- An 81-year-old Denver woman who is caring for her husband of 50 years as he battles Alzheimer’s disease; she still works part time at her church
- A couple looking forward to celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with their two Schnauzers; the husband, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, struggles with chronic illnesses that keep him off ladders
- A disabled Denver woman who has a simple dream of a red door and shutters on her home
- And all our other homeowners who are equally interesting and deserving
Brothers has set up a media-help station at one site, the Bowdoin residence at 3758 Milwaukee St. in Denver — though all projects are open to reporters. Call or email us for other project addresses.
Brothers Redevelopment’s own staff will be busy running around Aug. 18, so we kick off this event the day before by painting, with some of our board members, the home of our neighbor — a longtime Denver artist working on a photography project documenting the history of Lakeside Park (near her home).
The first 100 volunteers to arrive at the After Party, set up by DEVO, will get a free beer ticket at Blue Moon, 3750 Chestnut Place in Denver.
And thanks again to the proud, the tired and the paint-splattered who make over a wide swath of the metro area with us each year.
About Brothers Redevelopment Inc.— Established in 1971, this Denver-based nonprofit provides a range of housing solutions for the region’s low-income, elderly and disabled residents.