HomeAid Sacramento will host their annual “Painting a Better Tomorrow” event and paint the campus of the Children’s Receiving Home (CRH) of Sacramento. The event kicks off on Friday, October 25 when painting prep takes place and concludes on October 26 when 50-60 volunteers will flex their painting muscles to freshen up two 10-bedroom dormitories, inside and out (8,000 sq.ft)..
“Painting a Better Tomorrow is part of the larger HomeAid CARES initiative, an ongoing effort to connect members of our community with vital volunteer projects to serve the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
“Our volunteer painting events provide our shelter partners with an affordable way to spruce up their facilities,” said Beth Kang, Executive Director of HomeAid Sacramento. “Beyond the new aesthetic, these events help by increasing the warmth that only a fresh coat of paint provides.”
“We are grateful to HomeAid and its team of volunteers for proving this much-needed update to our campus,” said David Ballard, CRH Chief Executive Officer. “Organizations like HomeAid help us bridge the gap by alleviating some of the operational challenges we face and enabling us to focus on the clients we serve.”
HomeAid CARES volunteers, who work in regional homebuilding industry and the community take on much needed projects for local shelter providers such as painting, clean ups, or model home furniture donation deliveries. In 2018 alone, HomeAid volunteers donated over 4,544 hours. Volunteers can join a CARES event or project to support our mission to build new lives.
About HomeAid Sacramento
HomeAid Sacramento serves the greater Sacramento region, building homes and hope for homeless families and individuals. Formed in 1996, HomeAid Sacramento has completed nearly 100 housing projects with a retail value of $16.3 million dollars and in-kind donations topping $7.5 million. We accomplish this through the generosity of our partners in the regional homebuilding industry (builders and trades), and our many community volunteers. Find out more here.
About the Children’s Receiving Home
The Children’s Receiving Home was founded in 1944 through a cooperative effort of the Junior League of Sacramento and the Rotary Club of Sacramento. Previously at two other locations, the Children’s Receiving Home has been located at its current site at the corner of Watt Ave. and Auburn Blvd. since 1965, on six acres of land deeded to the agency by the City of Sacramento. In recent years the Children’s Receiving Home underwent major renovation and addition of cottages and a multipurpose building made possible through the generosity of donors in our area. Today the Receiving Home provides temporary shelter for abused and neglected youth throughout the region, and offers outpatient day treatment programs as well as one of a few licensed Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTP) in the state. STRTPs are high-quality therapeutic programs serving children with behavioral or mental health needs not met in home-based family settings. The Receiving Home can house up to 98 children on a beautiful, state of the art facility. Learn more here.