Spring is the perfect time to splash a new coat of color on your home!
And that’s exactly what nearly 100 volunteers, staff, and even residents did on April 28th for the formerly-homeless men and women who now live in Pathlight HOME’s Maxwell Terrace Apartments, at Colonial Drive and John Young Parkway. The 338-unit efficiency apartment complex is the first-of-its-kind permanent housing for homeless individuals in Central Florida, opening in 1996.
Working the entire day, in two shifts, our volunteer painters completed the exterior of the original, 75-unit building. The fresh adobe and blue tones now match those at our Maxwell Garden Apartments on Orange Blossom Trail. (And as donations and grants allow, we look forward to continuing the fresh paint to the rest of the property!)
The number of people who donated their time and talent really blew us away! University of Central Florida student groups, real estate and law groups, individuals who know us, and those who found us on VolunteerMatch --THANK YOU!
This was no dull house painting exercise! Radio station 104.5 The Beat was there with their caring DJs, equipment, and tent, playing hip-hop and R & B from start to finish. What a sure way to create excitement for the project! Can you say singing and dancing while painting!?
And what would we do without our other wonderful sponsors?? A delicious box lunch was catered by Sobik’s Subs at 4049 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Pathlight HOME’s own Social Enterprise partnership; and our t-shirts were underwritten by Storey Law Group.
Other sponsors were Arcom Event Radios, Tewes Mortgage, Sherwin Williams of South OBT, Sam’s Club of W. Colonial Drive and Starbuck’s We Proudly Serve.
From Pathlight HOME to your home, THANK YOU for helping us to change the lives of more than 600 formerly-homeless people each day!