For the fourth consecutive year, a team of Fellowes employee volunteers have participated in the Hands-On Suburban Chicago Paint a Thon. The Hands-On Suburban Chicago Paint-A-Thon is a unique local community event that GIVE continues to participate in annually.
The community partnership is designed to paint the exterior of homes owned and occupied by persons with limited financial resources, who are at least 60 years of age, a veteran, or have a permanent disability, making them unable to do the work themselves. Only the exterior of the house may be painted as part of Paint-A-Thon. The house must be a single-family residence, occupied by its owner(s) and in need of paint.
More About Chicago Paint A Thon
Once houses have been identified, inspected and the residents qualified, a team of volunteers from the community will be assigned to scrape, prime and paint each house. All homes are painted on the same day. Team leaders must visit the home site the week before Paint Day to do prep work such as scrape peeling paint, caulking and spot priming. On Paint Day, teams are expected to meet in the morning and complete the project by the end of the day.
Catholic Charities serves as the Intake Agency and is responsible for screening applications, verifying income and determining financial eligibility. Catholic Charities does not discriminate on the basis of religion, sex, race, national origin, sexual preference or economic status. Valspar Coatings® is the paint partner.