The Global Paint for Charity was founded in 2010 by Rony Delgarde, an immigrant who arrived in America at the Miami International Airport over a decade ago with five dollars, a holy Bible in his pocket, and a dream to educate himself and become empowered within a career path. His arrival in Miami started the spark of passion that lives within him today. If you ask Rony, he will tell you a vibrant story of how seeing the beauty of colors within the homes and professional buildings of Miami made him think about paint and how something as simple as rehabilitating a house with paint in third world countries can breathe new beauty into those areas and help bring change, hope, and happiness.
He was first inspired to collect paint in March 2010, when he visited Kenya and Uganda to help donate basic health supplies and nutrition kits to mothers in the refugee camps. He then found out there is a huge need for paint in the areas. Many of the existing family tents, homes, schools, churches, and orphanages that he saw are in such a poor state of renovation and beautification that they are uninhabitable and poorly conducive to safety and healthy living standards. That’s where he realized the need to beautify global housing projects in the region.
Rony immediately started collecting paint after his Africa trip, hoping to collect 500 gallons of paint from renovating a school and orphanage in Africa within the same year. In fact, the paint that was collected in a single day was unbelievable. Over 6,000 gallons of paint were collected at the Gwinnett Braves in Buford, Georgia. The spectacular response from the supporters, partners, volunteers, and the media has encouraged him to continue to collect paint and raise money to ship and distribute it.
Following this success, people from coast to coast have contacted him to donate their paint for this worthwhile cause. At the time, he picked up all paint donations; he has gone to residences and businesses as far away from Atlanta as Macon and Savannah, Georgia, including Charleston, South Carolina, and Connecticut, to collect paint. Later, he decided to create a non-profit organization to work with commercial businesses, residential households, and paint manufacturers to recycle Latex paint to change lives, transforming communities and protecting the environment one gallon at a time. Since 2010, Global Paint for Charity has been working to fulfill that mission to recycle leftover paint from businesses and residents, reprocess it and distribute it to vulnerable individuals and families to change lives and beautify underserved communities around the world, one gallon at a time. Global Paint for Charity envisions a colorful world where every person thrives while promoting a sustainable, healthy, and beautiful community.
Over the past decade, Global Paint for Charity has collected or reused nearly 360,000 tons of paint that were otherwise intended for the landfill. Discarded paint profoundly affects waterways, the atmosphere, and food chains. In the United States, up to 69 million gallons of house paint are disposed of in a given year, and it only takes one gallon of this paint to pollute up to 250,000 gallons of drinking water. This problem is compounded by the dearth of convenient and sustainable paint disposal options. Without such options, it is far more likely that the paint will find its way into landfills or water sources, where negative environmental impacts may resound for generations. GPC provides a safe, sustainable way for businesses and consumers to dispose of unwanted paint that may otherwise contribute to the ongoing environmental crisis.
Paint is collected directly from residential households, businesses, retail stores, construction sites, and manufacturers and distributed to local mural projects, school and housing beautification projects, shelters, and more. Often, Global Paint for Charity can arrange for the paint to be immediately transported from the donor directly to the receiving organizations, reducing the need for multiple trips and increasing the carbon footprint.
In addition, nonprofit organizations and community groups around the globe can request paint for them
Community improvement projects. These requests are prioritized based on need, demonstration of ability to carry out the proposed project, and demonstrated barriers (i.e. in a community where paint is cost-prohibitive). Global Paint for Charity has brought paint to communities in many major cities in the U.S. and 44 countries in the Caribbean, Central America, the Middle East, and Africa, including places recovering from war and/or natural disasters and communities investing in local infrastructure (schools/hospitals/dormitories/ Libraries/Sports Centers/Churches) without local funding streams.
When possible, we partner with other organizations already sending partially filled shipping containers to further reduce environmental impacts.
Today, The Global Paint for Charity is the world’s top sustainable paint waste management. The organization is accepting unwanted Latex Paint up to 10 years old. In most cases, could have been headed into landfills than our drinking water. The paint is then donated to various channels for construction, rejuvenation, and beautification of different projects around the world. As many as 6000 gallons of paint have been shipped at a time to developing countries. The organization hopes to be able to offer additional items, including solar-powered electricity, clean drinking water, and the building of new toilets. This will ensure a sustainable community and enable the population, including students, to perform better in their studies, enabling a more productive and healthier society.
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Global Paint for Charity, Inc. is honored to have been recognized by many organizations and agencies for our services and charitable business success, our commitment to changing lives and bringing hope and beautification in the underserved community around the world.
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While we look forward to continuing the work we have been doing since 2010, we wish to undertake many great accomplishments every year. Every day many people are inspired by our work, whether by donating their unwanted paint or supporting our programs and changing lives together. Your support allows GPC to fulfill our mission by beautifying communities, strengthening neighborhood happiness, and promoting colors and beautification in poor communities around the world.
Please help Global Paint for Charity give the incomparable gift of beautification to families around the world. Thousands of gallons of paint can be shipped in sea containers paid for by contributions from generous people like you. It costs about $10 to send a bucket of paint from the United States to another country. Global Paint for Charity has shipped more than 320,000 tons of paint to 44 different countries since 2010. And for just $100, you can send one Kit of Hope to give the family access to bright colors to paint their home, and for $5000 will renovate an entire school for many years. 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 can we change the world.
Board Of Directors
Our efforts are supported by a Board of Directors with diverse backgrounds and expertise dedicated to serving the mission of Global Paint for Charity and providing governance and guidance to the organization. Please see below for brief biographies of our talented board.
For details on our current Board of Directors, please visit our “Board of Directors” at http://globalpaints/board-of-directors