When most organizations ask for donations to be sent to third-world countries, many people think of sending money, food or clothing. The Global Paint for Charity, Inc. (AKA “GPC” or “Global Paint”) is another notable non-profit organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with a brilliant plan focused on working together with commercial businesses, residential households and other not-for-profit organizations in an effort to recycle unwanted paint to change lives and protect the environment. The organization is now accepting unwanted Latex Paint up to 10 years old, in most cases, headed into landfill then our drinking water. The paint is then donated to various channels for construction, rejuvenation and beautification of schools, churches, orphanages, hospitals and family homes in poor communities around the world.
Since 2010, over 120,000 gallons of paint has been distributed to targeted communities in 18 developing countries in the Caribbean, Central America, the Middle East and Africa. Together, we bring hope, color, happiness, pride, encouragement, we uplift the spirit of many underserved families living in slum areas and poor environmental conditions, put smiles on many faces in different continents one gallon at a time. While there may be more pressing issues in developing countries than the facade of a wall, a classroom or a building, when you really think about it, you may realize that the right color in a room can truly change the ambiance of a place and the attitudes of those who inhabit it. It's also an incubator for bacteria, disease, germs, mold and poor sanitation.
According to the World Health Organization, mosquito viruses result in the deaths of more than 6 million people every year. And 2 million African children die each year from diarrhea and bad germs from the unpainted walls and insanitary conditions. Just one touch of a latex paint on the wall is to become the latest tool to reduce the number of mosquito deaths by 75% in developing countries. We are thrilled to see the impact we have throughout the world. Our worldwide volunteers have painted 2000 family homes and 80 schools, 12 orphanages, 17 churches and homeless shelters so far. We have created jobs and change lives in our communities. But much more can be achieved with just a small amount of money from people like you and a little help from the corporations and private firms. Your help will make a real difference to people's lives around the world and help eradicate the causes and effects of poverty and sanitation.
Global Paint for Charity is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, your monetary contributions and donations are tax-deductible. Your donation can provide buckets for repackaging the paint, cover transportation and shipping costs, or life-changing opportunities like supporting our microfinance program to help people to launch a small painting business and become successful entrepreneur. With your help, we can change the world. Let’s work together this year to send gallons and buckets of hope into the world’s darkest shantytowns and slum cities
Thanks again for your support, and remember: While one person can make a change, only together we can change the world.
For the world's poor, home isn't just where the heart is. It's also an incubator for bacteria, diseases, bad germs, mold, severe dirt walls, poverty combined with poor sanitation. The United Nations Human Settlements Program estimates that more than 1.6 billion rural residents live in poor housing with dirt walls, unpainted schools and neglected communities. Further, 90% of the 2.5 billion people living on less than $2/day in the developing world can’t save enough money to buy a 5 gallon bucket of paint usually costs $89.99 – $130.99/bucket.
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