The grant lends to Brothers’ ability to paint the exterior of homes for disabled/older Broomfield residents. For 44 years, the Paint-A-Thon Program has painted thousands of senior-owned houses across the metro area and in Colorado Springs for free with the help of more than 133,000 volunteers. The service allows income-eligible homeowners the chance to beautify their homes and save their income for necessities like groceries and medication.
In 2022, the Paint-A-Thon Program painted two houses in Broomfield. Thanks to funding from the Broomfield Community Foundation, Brothers expects to paint around four houses in Broomfield this year.
“We are thrilled to receive support from the Broomfield Community Foundation. This grant will help us transform houses for well deserving older adults in Broomfield,” said Brothers Volunteer Department Director Chad Nibbelink. “This program is designed to keep older adults in their homes for as long as they can, and thanks to this funding, we’ll be able to accomplish that.”
Outside of the Paint-A-Thon Program, Brothers also serves Broomfield residents with home modifications and repairs through the agency’s Home Modification and Repair Program. In 2022, the Home Modification and Repair Program received a $250,000 grant from the City of Broomfield to offer home projects like roof repairs, deferred maintenance, and aging home rehabilitation at no cost to income-eligible Broomfield homeowners. Since then, the program has served three households in the city and is in the process of completing five other projects.
For more information about Brothers’ services, visit brothersredevelopment.org. Broomfield homeowners interested in the Paint-A-Thon Program can apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 720-339-5864.