About the program
Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness is a locally-operated program serving low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes. The program is a holistic approach to providing affordable housing and assisting communities as well as families.
How we do it
- Groups of volunteers help homeowners with exterior maintenance. This typically includes painting, minor exterior repairs, landscaping, weatherization and exterior clean-up.
- Habitat selects partner families based on income, need and willingness to partner.
- In addition to volunteers, Habitat uses donated materials and takes no profit for their services.
- Payments made by the homeowners are placed in a revolving fund to help A Brush with Kindness serve others in need.
Why it matters
A Brush with Kindness ensures that families live in safe and well-maintained homes. The program is designed to revitalize the appearance of the neighborhood, encourage connections within the community, and most importantly, help preserve affordable housing stock.
We are currently seeking volunteers! ABWK projects will likely be 1-2 days in length (very different from a build that goes on for 6 months) and we will need assistance with landscaping, painting, caulking, deck, porch repair, etc. If you are interested, contact us or view the documents below.