Senior homeowners can apply now for free Paint-A-Thon, volunteer teams forming

~ 7,000th home will be painted this year ~

In its 37th season of the Paint-A-Thon, Brothers Redevelopment is on pace to paint Home No. 7,000 this year. Every aspect of the annual campaign is under way.

Paint-A-Thon teams are forming. Applications from seniors are being accepted. Sponsors can claim their spot NOW on the donor roster … for 2015 – Brothers Redevelopment’s  37th Paint-A-Thon season.

Last season, 127 homes in 19 cities across seven counties were painted. The average age of the homeowners is 72. The average monthly income is $1,540. More than 70 volunteer teams – 2,586 volunteers! – worked a combined 19,979 hours to paint the homes of those seniors. The value of the volunteer hours exceeds $500,000 and the value to the homeowners is greater than $555,000.

Essential funding comes from all quarters: municipal and county partners, foundations, corporations and individuals.

The sum of all those parts is the Paint-A-Thon.

Senior applications
Anyone can nominate a senior for the free Paint-A-Thon. Brothers plans to paint more than 100 homes this year.
Senior homeowners are encouraged to apply. Friends and family of metro-area senior homeowners who can benefit from having their homes painted – free – are encouraged to nominate a homeowner.

To qualify, individuals must be 60 years or older, own and occupy their own home and plan to live in it at least one more year. Seniors must have a limited income and be financially unable to hire a house painter. The home can’t be taller than 1½ stories and must be in need of painting.

Senior applications are due by May 31. The form is available on the “Paint-A-Thon Central” page of the Brothers Redevelopment Web site: Click on the PAT logo. An application also can be requested by calling or emailing Volunteer Manager Chad Nibbelink at 720-339-5864 or

The Paint-A-Thon, again, will need an army of volunteers of all ages, professions and persuasions to help make a difference this year. The experience is rewarding beyond words.
Check out the Paint-A-Thon Central page on our Web site,, for details, forms and ideas. Questions? Call or email Nibbelink.

For those who want to be a BIG part of something BIG in another way: Sponsors can choose from a menu of giving levels: From “Adopt-A-Home at $500 to Presenting Sponsor at $10,000, with five levels in between.
A series of 2015 events offer a variety of opportunities to leverage sponsor participation and maximize their return on investment – beginning with the Open House in April, continuing all summer long – including the August Mammoth Paint-A-Thon weekend – and into the fall.
To learn more about the Paint-A-Thon and benefits for sponsors at each level, contact Fund Development Coordinator Cyndi Goodman at 303-685-4208 or

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