At The Urban Painter, our passion is helping to keep our Calgary community colourful through painting! During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, our local family-run business saw an increasing need in our Calgary community of organizations, charities, and community associations. It came to our attention that many of these places were in need of care and attention. With many places having to close their doors to communal spaces, we saw this as an open door to help refresh some near and dear spaces within our community.
Paint4Good was also a perfect way for our team to give back. With the support of Benjamin Moore Canada, the initiative has donated $50,000 in free painting services to the Calgary charitable community, with the goal of brightening empty spaces so they are refreshed and ready to inspire when people are able to return to them. Ten projects, each having received $5,000 of free painting services, have been completed thus far, and we are honoured and excited to have been a part of brightening up each of these spaces!
The 10 Calgary Paint4Good initiatives were:
- Dalhousie Community Association (Community Centre & Play School)
- Lantern Community Church
- Women In Need Society (WINS)
- Calgary Quest School
- HIV Community Link
- Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS)
- Eastside Victory Outreach
- Habitat For Humanity
- Fort Calgary (Hunt House and Metis Cabin)
We are so grateful for all of the applications and nominations we received for our Paint4Good initiative, and can’t thank each recipient enough for allowing us into your spaces, and trusting us with your story.
We have so many incredible stories to share about each of these spaces. We would love for you to read and listen to their stories further at https://paint4good.ca/projects/
Our experience doing the Paint4Good initiative was so impactful that we’ve committed to making it an annual event. We care deeply about our community and will be continuing to keep Calgary colourful by selecting a charitable space each year to receive free painting services! Be sure to keep on eye out for our Paint4Good 2021 initiative!