Sir Paints A Lot and Forrest Paint Company Team Up to Donate Paint Services for Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane

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Habitat for Humanity will be the first beneficiary of an annual campaign to assist local affordable housing programs     

Eugene, OR – Sir Paints A Lot and Forrest Paint Co. are leading an ambitious charitable initiative to donate 300 hours of labor and 150 gallons of paint to beautify homes for Fischer Village in Springfield for Habitat.

Dubbed Paint for a Cause, this inaugural initiative seeks to donate a portion of the goods and services for every contracted painting project completed through Sir Paints A Lot using Forrest Paint between November and January.  Sir Paints A Lot will donate 10 percent of the labor used for each project and Forrest Paint will donate 5 percent of the total paint volume used.  For a typical 50-hour, 25 gallons of paint job, this would come out to 2 ½ gallons and 5 hours donated.

The business partnership hopes to reach 300 hours of donated labor and 150 gallons of donated paint by the end of January 2020.

“Our goal is to raise about $36,000 — in retail value — for Habitat for Humanity,” said Shawn Derby, Owner of Sir Paints A Lot. “Our ultimate objective is to paint two, two-story single-family homes built in tandem style for Habitat for Humanity.”

Construction of these tandem homes is scheduled to begin next spring with painting likely to happen in the fall, according to Habitat.
Paint for a Cause invites our customers to join our efforts to support affordable housing,” said Kim Forrest, Marketing Director and second-generation co-owner of Eugene’s Forrest Paint Co.  “When customers choose local, we are able to contribute more and greater impact the creative community-based solutions put forward by non-profits

This ambitious community outreach project is expected to have a sizeable impact on a lot of lives.

“There is a huge need for affordable housing in Lane County,” said Kellie DeVore, Executive Director of habitat.  We appreciate members of the business community choosing to help support homeownership through Habitat.  We’ve worked with Forrest Paint before, and have always been happy with the quality of their work and their paint. ”

This outreach initiative is the first of what will be an annual campaign that focuses on benefiting affordable housing measures in Lane County.  Forrest Paint Co. and Sir Paints A Lot will continue together to forge community outreach campaigns with donated labor and materials.

The timing of these charitable campaigns will also be the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.  This coincides perfectly with the theme of giving back to the community, Derby explains. “This is the time of year for fellowship, merriment and thankfulness,” said Derby. “I see a lot of value in adding to the well-being of our community. With yearly initiatives like Paint for a Cause, we look forward to building our relationships with giving organizations like Habitat for Humanity.”

About Sir Paints A Lot

We offer interior & exterior painting services to residential & commercial property owners in the Eugene/Springfield area.  You can count on Sir Paints A Lot for the guarantee of a professional job every time. We always leave a job site with completed work and the property cleaner than it was before we came.  We only hire and retain skilled, character-driven team members to complete your projects. We provide our painters with top tier equipment, complete coverage, and ongoing training so the end result is always top tier.

About Forrest Paint Company

Forrest Paint was started in 1973 by Oregon-native Scott Forrest and continues to be led by his son, Mark Forrest. What began as a plucky group of chemists helping customers one by one has grown over 120 full-time employees. Forrest’s expertise in house paint is just a drop in the bucket, so to speak. We serve customers worldwide in industries that span from wood stoves to motorcycles to rocket ships. The same seasoned chemists formulate our factory-direct, high-quality house paints. As your Northwest neighbor, we take our responsibility to protect your home very seriously.

About Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane

Habitat brings people together to build communities, homes, and hope. Since 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane has built 72 houses and completed 38 home repairs. Our 73rd home will be completed next month in Eugene. Habitat is one of nearly 2000 affiliates worldwide that have served millions of people in need of safe, decent, affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane operates a ReStore in Eugene which accepts donated new and used building materials, furniture and home improvement items for resale to the public with proceeds supporting Habitat’s work to increase affordable housing in the community. Call Habitat at (541) 741-1707 for more information and to learn how you can help.

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