​Paint-A-Thon Project

The Paint-A-Thon is an event in which volunteer groups paint the homes of low-income older Thornton residents. This event allows homeowners with financial and physical limitations to have their homes painted free of cost so they can use their income to cover other important costs, such as medication, groceries and utility bills.  Residents apply to have the exterior of their homes painted; volunteer groups from civic groups, churches and businesses lend a helping hand to paint; and local businesses and residents donate supplies. The Paint-A-Thon is a collaborative effort between the City of Thornton and Brothers Redevelopment, Inc.

2017 Paint-A-Thon Information

Apply for Assistance

Residents who are at least 60 years of age are eligible to apply to have their homes painted during the Thornton Paint-A-Thon.  Residents will need to complete a Thornton Home Repair program application and send it to Neighborhood Services, City of Thornton, Attn: Tina, 9500 Civic Center Drive, Thornton, CO 80229.  You may also email a completed application to neighbor@cityofthornton.net, fax applications to 303-538-7518, or drop it off at the City Development Department on the north side of the City Hall building, 9500 Civic Center Drive.

Become a Volunteer

It takes 10 to 30 people per house to paint a home in one day and one volunteer leader.  Volunteers will need to be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the event day.  Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and be willing to put in the work to get the house painted.  This project is great for civic groups, church groups, and Thornton businesses looking for an opportunity to help out others in the community.  If your group is interested in volunteering, contact Neighborhood Services via email at neighbor@cityofthornton.net or call 303-538-7600.

Past Success

In the last six years, more than 375 volunteers have donated their time to paint the homes of 21 elderly or disabled residents. Volunteer groups have come from more than twenty different churches, businesses, and community groups. Businesses such as Walmart Neighborhood Market, Jimmy John's, and Home Depot have donated painting supplies, lunch, or snacks to help offset costs for the event.