When most organizations ask for donations to be sent to third-world countries, many people think of sending money, food or clothing. But The Global Paint for Charity, Inc. (“Global Paint” or “GPC”) a one-of-a-kind, international nonprofit organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with a brilliant mission focused on securing the future of our children, change lives, transform communities and beautify the world while keeping excess paint out of landfills. Since 2010, we’ve worked in partnership with commercial businesses, residential households and other not-for-profit organizations to recycle unwanted paint, repackage it and then distribute it throughout the world. We’ve shipped as many as 5000-6000 gallons of paint at a time to repaint, renovate, rejuvenate and beautify the facilities including schools, churches, orphanages and family homes in the poor communities around the world. To date, over 100,000 gallons of paint has been distributed to targeted communities in 18 developing countries in the Caribbean, Central America, the Middle East and Africa. As we are welcome 2016, we will count on your generous support to help distribute more than 120,000 gallons of paint in the poor communities around the world. Together, we will bring hope, color, happiness, pride, encouragement and uplift the spirit of many underserved rural families and put a smile on many faces in different continents. While there may be more pressing issues in developing countries than the facade of 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.
Our focus is to provide paint to underserved populations and communities around the world. Under our “Paint My City” and “Global Paint Project,” Global Paint for Charity continues to expand and impact our communities around the world. We do this through working directly with our volunteers, donors, and partners, from developing local painting projects that engage local corporations, government officials, and organizations in the beautification of their communities; to run frequent local paint drives to supports our demands. We are thrilled to see the impact we have throughout the world. Our worldwide volunteers have painted 1500 family homes including 80 schools, 12 orphanages and 17 churches and homeless shelters so far. We have created jobs and change lives in our communities. Through our Juvenile Community Service and Restitution Program, young people are sent by the local Juvenile Court judges and High Schools throughout their states to volunteer and work at our facilities or participate in our local paint projects where our staffs oversee and evaluate their work. The local high school students and Juvenile offenders have completed 2500 hours of community service. Our paint recycling is unique, we focus on university student engagement, and most of our work is carried out primarily through several dedicated interns from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at GSU, Emory University and the University of Georgia, providing work experience while keeping our operational costs very low.
Lastly, the past few years, Global Paint for Charity has received numerous awards including, but definitely not limited to 2015 Best of Atlanta Awards for Waste Recycling & Disposal Service & Equipment, Best of Gwinnett 2015, 2014 Cynopsis Media Social Good award in the category "Social Good Shining Stars" with MAXMEDIA, Allstate’s Champion for Good 2013, 2014, Non-profit of the Year Awards with Albuquerque Business First, and multiple spotlight news stories including CNN Impact Your World, ABC and AJC to site a few. In 2016, we seek to change more lives, paint more family homes, and inspire all to paint the world beautiful.
While we look forward to continue the work we have done in the past 5 years, we wish to undertake many great accomplishments this New Year. Every day many people are inspired by our work whether by donating their unwanted paint or supporting our programs and change lives together. It is your support which allows Global Paint to fulfill our mission by beautifying communities, strengthening neighborhood happiness and promoting colors and beautifications in the poor communities. So our task seems simple. Collect excess paint from commercial businesses and residences then sort it, mix the same colors, and ship our final product to where it will improve lives.While getting people to donate unwanted paint isn’t a problem at all but collecting, mixing, repackaging and shipping the paint is a huge hurdle. It's amazing how much 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. Your donation can provide buckets for repackaging the paint, cover transportation and shipping costs, or life-changing opportunities like starting a small painting business training. 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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