Over 10 years ago, ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING was invited to participate on ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover. On the show, ALLBRiGHT Chief Solutionist Josh Abramson and his team of painters helped transform a needy family’s residence into their dream home. It was a truly inspirational and uplifting experience for everyone involved.
When the project was complete, Josh was so inspired that in 2005, he decided to start Paint-It-Forward as a way to give back to his local community. Since that time, Paint-It-Forward and similar paint charity programs have been adopted by other painting contractors across the United States and Canada – it has truly grown into a movement!
We are proud to announce that since completing the first Paint-It-Forward event, our combined efforts have reached a goal of over $1,000,000 worth of free painting services and materials delivered to deserving families and nonprofit organizations.
Each year we ask our local community to nominate a family or nonprofit organization that is in need of painting services but that can’t afford it. Once we’ve received nominations for an upcoming event, our Painting Happiness team and our community vote on the candidates and we announce the winner soon after. The recipient receives up to $10,000 worth of free painting services and supplies.
All of our employees (and even some family members) volunteer their time at each Paint-It-Forward event, which we typically hold at least twice a year. We’ve learned that a freshly painted home or office space can brighten the outlook and bring a little “Painting Happiness” into the lives of the recipients.
Read more about our past Paint-It-Forward events by clicking the links below:
The above picture is of ALLBRiGHT Chief Solutionist Joshua Abramson receiving the 2015 National PDCA Humanitarian Award. We also received this honor in 2013 which you can read more about here.
If you’re a painting contractor operating in the United States or Canada and would like to join the Paint-It-Forward movement, visit our National Paint-It-Forward page here and submit your information for a complete guide on starting and growing your own charity program.
We invite you to join the Paint-It-Forward Facebook group to share your events, questions, and ideas.