Tampa Will “Paint Your Heart Out” Tomorrow
On Saturday, April 18, 2015, nearly 2,500 volunteers will pick up their paint brushes to participate in the 27th annual Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa – a one-day event where Tampa’s elderly, low income residents will have the exterior of their homes painted at no cost.
Mayor Bob Buckhorn is scheduled to kick off the day at 8:30 a.m. at the two homes being painted by the Mayor’s Youth Corps and Tampa Fire Rescue. He will then visit with other volunteers painting homes throughout the city.
8:30 a.m. 3009 N. 46th St. - Painted by the Mayor’s Youth Corps
8:45 a.m. 3006 N. 46th St. - Painted by Tampa Fire Rescue
The event, put on by local nonprofit Paint Your Heart Out Tampa, is a city-wide program that enables citizens, businesses, clubs and organizations to lend a helping to citizens in our community.
Since 1989, volunteers and sponsors have given of themselves to paint 100 homes each year for grateful and deserving homeowners. Over 57,000 people have volunteered to make it a success donating more than 332,000 volunteer hours
This massive effort is made possible by donations of money, supplies, and labor. Houses are selected throughout the year. Prior to paint day, community volunteers meet with the homeowners to evaluate and prepare the homes for painting. Additionally, PYHOT organizers work throughout the year on organizing volunteers and volunteer teams, identifying sponsors and collecting donations, choosing trim colors and pressure washing the homes.
Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa! is 501C3 established to paint the homes of low income elderly citizens in the Tampa area. For more information about the program, please call (813) 258-4512 or visit www.PYHOT.org.