“It’s not about the paint, but it is about the paint, but it’s not about the paint.”
Last week we had approximately 700 volunteers give up their time and energy to paint over 250 homes all across the GTA! This was our biggest year yet! Approximately 400 of our volunteers came from churches in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Tennessee. The project also saw volunteers from various churches and organizations here in Toronto get involved including teachers from the TCDSB.
For the first time the project painted homes outside of Toronto. Along with homes here in Jane-Finch and St. James Town, we were able to expand the program into Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon by partnering with the Region of Peel and Peel Living.
We would like to say a very big thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors, and everyone else who was a part of Refresh 2012 for helping us refresh our city and making it an unforgettable week! Take a look at our recap video from last week below. You can also see pictures from last week in our Refresh 2012 album on our Facebook page here.