A Letter from Executive Director, Julie McKevitt

Paint Love All Year

Happy New Year!

I am so grateful for our amazing community that surrounded Paint Love with unwavering support in 2017. You actively engaged this year unlike any other—and you not only saved us from potentially closing our doors, but brought us to our most successful financial year ever. 

Together, you gave over $80,000 to Paint Love. You showed up on over 100 different days this year, volunteering 879 hours to bring transformational art programs to youth facing poverty or trauma.

It is this generous community that determined our capacity in 2017—allowing us to reach 23 organizations and more than 2,300 students. It is also this community that has given us the hope to dream big for 2018—setting a goal to reach 30 organizations and serve more than 3,000 students.

This year, I want to ensure that Paint Love has the foundation it needs to continue thriving. With two staff members, we have reached our capacity with about 100 art programs per year, but we know Atlanta and the cities and states beyond our reach are asking for much more. 

Will you help us raise the bar on the capacity for Paint Love? 

We want to reach our first six-figure year in fundraising and raise over $100,000 in 2018.

We need people involved at every level of giving and volunteering. Whether you give $10 this upcoming year or $10,000, whether you volunteer 1 hour or over 100 (yes, it's been done!)...we welcome you. We NEED you. 

We don't just need you to work and donate toward our programs, we need you on our planning committees, sitting on our board, training our volunteers, bringing in supplies, and sharing about the transformational work we do. 

Will you help us continue to grow and Paint Love All Year?

I love this community and getting to serve and work beside you is a continual joy. Your investment has given Paint Love an amazing reputation in Atlanta and has driven the demand for our programs.
 
If you are interested in helping, will you take one minute and make a financial donation here and/or fill out our volunteer interest form for 2018?

Thank you,

 
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Julie McKevitt
Founder and Executive Director
Paint Love
julie@gopaintlove.org