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Near East Home Among 16 Included In Project Home Paint-A-Thon

A home on Center Avenue on Madison's Near East Side is among the 16 homes that Project Home volunteers are giving a makeover this summer.

The 22nd annual Paint-A-Thon will paint the homes of low-income homeowners on Saturday, Aug. 14. Organizers said the homes are owned by low-income residents, most of whom are elderly and frail.  The homes will receive greatly needed exterior painting through the help of 210 volunteers. Over the last 21 years, Paint-a-thon has painted 465 homes of neighbors in need. 

Four of the 16 homes have already been painted because they were issued citations from the city of Madison and the homeowners were facing deadlines.

"In over 25 years as a Rotarian, Project Home’s Paint-A-Thon is the most rewarding project we do as a club each year," said Skip Jackson.  "In one day you not only see the total transformation of one house, and have a great team building experience, but you impact the neighborhood which is greatly appreciated by the whole block of neighbors." 

Project Home’s Paint-a-Thon event relies on corporate and individual funding and in-kind donations, volunteer labor and donated paint and some painting supplies.

This year Hallman-Lindsay will donate 175 gallons of paint to paint the 15 houses. They have done so for approximately 15 years.  ACE Hardware on Williamson Street, and Sherwin Williams also donate supplies.

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