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Nominate a Retired Hero

At ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING, we truly appreciate the service from the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our local community in their roles as retired police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and retired military personnel.

As a way to honor and provide a little “Painting Happiness” to these retired heroes, we are accepting Paint-It-Forward nominations for retired heroes whose homes or meeting spaces are in need of a fresh coat of paint.

If you know of a retired hero living in the Greater Los Angeles Areas, please nominate them by click the button below:

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What Is Paint-It-Forward?

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.

How Paint-It-Forward Works

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.


Josh Abramson started ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING in 1987 with the goal to not only provide Painting Happiness through the company’s painting services, but to use his tima and talents to improve his local community.

30 years later, Josh has been able to achieve that goal by starting and continuing to grow multiple charity programs focused on serving his local community, including Paint-It-Pink, Paint It S.M.A.R.T, and the Paint-It-Forward movement.

Josh has been recognized for his focus on giving back and has received the National PDCA Humanitarian Award in both 2013 and 2015.  He was awarded the 38th Assembly District’s Small Business of the Month for April 2017 for his contributions to his community through Paint-It-Forward, and has been featured on a segment of Senator Bill Bradley’s American Voices.

“Painting is a vehicle that we use to bring happiness to a lot of people. We are a for-profit company that truly wants to give away our painting services.” – Josh Abramson

Past Paint-It-Forward Events

Paint-It-Forward Videos

12th Annual Paint-It-Forward Event

11th Annual Paint-It-Forward Event

10th Annual Paint-It-Forward Event

The Red Door - A Closer Look at Our 10th Annual Paint-It-Forward Event

9th Annual Paint-It-Forward Event

2015 Partners For Potential Paint-It-Forward Event

ALLBRiGHT Grants Major Donation to Children’s Hunger Fund

ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING has pledged $25,000 to deliver hope to children in crisis over the next three years as part of The Children’s Hunger Fund’s “Think Inside the Box” program, which aims to send 25 million meals to kids in need during 2015. This donation also includes $7,000 worth of painting services and $500 worth of painting materials and supplies by Dunn Edwards Paints for the charity’s Los Angeles Distribution Center in Sylmar. This donation celebrates the 10-year campaign started by ALLBRiGHT’s President, Josh Abramson entitled “Paint-It-Forward” and is the largest single donation the company has made to date.

2014 Paint-It-Forward Event

On Thanksgiving Day 2014, the ALLBRiGHT painting crews came to work to bless someone they did not even know.  They completely transformed a non-profit school called Village Tree Preschool into something wonderful and beautiful for its school children and staff, by donating their painting skills and services. Dunn Edwards also donated all the paint supplies and materials to make this happen. This non-profit preschool was started by the Stanford family to help families struggling with cancer that cannot afford daycare while going through treatment and dealing with all the medical bills. They founded this first-of-its-kind preschool after Mr. Stanford was diagnosed with leukemia and they found themselves struggling to pay the bills and find an affordable place for their two children to go to school.  Mr. Stanford is now in the final stages of his cancer and one of his last wishes was to see the school painted anew.

First to receive ALLBRiGHT’s Paint-It-Forward painting charity giveaway in 2014 was Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF). CHF is a relief and development organization whose mission is to deliver hope to suffering children, both locally and around the world, through something called a Food Pak, a box of bulk food that feeds a family of four for a week.  Next, ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING chose the Espinoza Family, who just a few months prior lost Alma, mother of four and loving wife to breast cancer.  ALLBRiGHT’s paint crew came in and completely made over the interior and exterior of the home that Alma had dreamed of to be painted in colors she had already chosen before her passing.

7th Annual Paint-It-Forward Event

6th Annual Paint-It-Forward Event

Painting Contractors: Join the Paint-It-Forward Movement

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 would also invite you to join the Paint-It-Forward Facebook group here to share your stories and successes with other participating painting companies.

Paint-It-Forward Photo Gallery

Winners of the 2015 National Humanitarian Award

The above picture is of Joshua Abramson receiving the 2015 National PDCA Humanitiarian Award for the second time. We also received this honor in 2013.  See 2013 National PDCA Humanitiarian Award ceremony.

Paint it PinkOther Community Initiatives We’ve Started

Here are just a few other social and community initiatives that we created to continue our support of local families in need.


During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING donates 5% of all the proceeds from Paint-It-Pink projects to the Circle of Hope and other breast cancer support centers.  Each October, customers are encouraged to sign up for our Paint-It-Pink campaign where not only does 5% of the job go to help those in need, but we will also discount their project 5%.  This way, everyone wins!

Paint it SmartPaint It S.M.A.R.T.

Each summer ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING selects a few young adults from single-parent families to participate in this internship-style program. Juniors in high school through college-age students who find themselves wanting to learn a trade but don’t have anyone to teach them can submit their application telling us why they should be selected for this paid summer training program. Paint It S.M.A.R.T. stands for Single Mothers And Responsible Teens.

Read more about Paint It S.M.A.R.T.

Read the Signal Newspaper Announcement


ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING is an award-winning residential and commercial painting company. We use premium products and superior painting techniques that provide beautiful, lasting results. In every detail of every project, our paint technicians are devoted to the utmost professionalism and customer satisfaction.  We offer free estimates and guarantee our work. Our personalized customer service make us the brightest choice for your painting needs!

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