A lot of people don’t have the time to dedicate to organizations that are looking for large commitments. There are others who love the ongoing projects because it keeps them busy in the world of non-profits. For those who never seem to have the time, Brush Up Buffalo is a short-term commitment that requires one day of your time. On September 18th, volunteers will be painting fifteen low-income homes in the Kensington-Bailey area. It takes 25 people to tackle each house. Than means that 400 volunteers are need to get the job done.
Those who have shown up in past years will be the first to tell you what a life-changing experience it can be to paint a person’s house who honestly appreciates the gesture. It’s a great way to meet people, and those who work on the project actually enjoy themselves on the day of the event (and not just the picnic at the end). If you’re interested in putting together a team, consider registering register on the Brush Up Buffalo website. If you’re looking to join in on the action, but don’t belong to a team, just show up at the Erie County Medical Center at 8am on the day of the event. You’ll bet fed a breakfast at that time, handed a t-shirt, and whisked away to one of the houses. Anyone with a ladder is being asked to bring it. Painting supplies and drinks will be on-site and after all of the houses have been painted volunteers will be gathering back at ECMC for lunch. Rides will be provided.