HandsOn Suburban Chicago, Catholic Charities Seeks Homeowners, Volunteers for Paint-a-Thon

 

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The 26th Annual Community Paint-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013. While the date is a long way off, applications are now available. If the exterior of your house needs to be painted due to peeling, fading or worn paint, consider applying. The program provides for the painting of the exterior of single family homes at no cost to those who qualify.

 

To qualify, homes must be owned and occupied by people with limited financial resources and the owners must be at least 60 years of age or have a permanent disability that hinders them from doing the work themselves. Once a home is determined eligible, volunteer teams are matched to do the scraping, priming and painting of the house. The Community Paint-A-Thon covers 10 townships including Barrington, Elk Grove, Hanover, Maine, New Trier, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Schaumburg and Wheeling.

 

If you or someone you know could benefit from the community-wide project, please contact Catholic Charities at 847-253-5500.

 

 

The Paint-A-Thon is a major volunteer event. Teams of volunteers are recruited from businesses, churches, social service and civic groups. Individual volunteers also welcome. All Paint-A-Thon volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Organized youth groups must provide one adult for every five youth volunteers. Volunteer application forms are available through the following link: http://hoc.volunteerinfo.net/Paint_A_Thon

 

Typical team sizes may range from 10 to 25 volunteers; each team is responsible for prep work on their assigned home to be completed prior to the paint date. All paint and supplies are provided to the teams

 

To volunteer for this event please call HandsOn Suburban Chicago 847-228-1320 or email us at volunteer@volunteerinfo.net

 

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