Associates Council
Homeaid Atlanta & Sherwin-Williams Partner at Solomon’s Temple

ATLANTA –February 24, 2016 –HomeAid Atlanta partnered with Sherwin-Williams’ Pro Painters Institute Painter Training Program to make much needed improvements at Solomon’s Temple, an organization providing transitional housing to women and children in southwest Atlanta. This extended care day event, beginning on February 17 and wrapping up on February 24, was the first of approximately 10 HomeAid Atlanta Care Days planned for 2016.

Over six days the work completed by the volunteer painters-in-training from YouthBuild included minor repairs to interior walls, as well as painting hallways and residential areas throughout the facility. Bright colors were chosen by Solomon’s Temple in order to help bring hope and happiness for the residents. Sherwin-Williams donated all the paint and painting supplies to complete the work. At the close of the six days, $400 worth of ladders and other painting materials were given to each of the YouthBuild painters-in-training to help them progress in their pursuit of careers in the building industry.

“HomeAid takes great pride in assisting families through dignified housing. Whether we’re building a new facility or helping upgrade a current one, we rely on donations of materials and labor from local and national partners. Sherwin-Williams is one of our main supporters and we’re thrilled to work together with them as they assist young people working through the YouthBuild program. Sherwin-Williams has a strong culture of philanthropic efforts and we appreciate all they do for HomeAid and our partner, Solomon’s Temple,” said Jean Hilyard, HomeAid Atlanta Director of Community Engagement.

HomeAid Atlanta, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid works in partnership with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, as well as community building industry organizations, to assist the temporarily homeless. To date, HomeAid Atlanta has completed 53 housing, remodel and care day projects at locations that serve victims of domestic violence, teen mothers, abused and abandoned children, and more. Learn more at www.homeaidatlanta.org.

About The Sherwin-Williams Company: Since its founding by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company has grown to be the largest producer of paints and coatings in the United States, and is among the largest producers in the world. Since 2004, Sherwin-Williams has offered painter training and community enrichment programs in many cities throughout the U. S. Learn more at www.sherwin-williams.com.

Solomon’s Temple is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the eradication of homelessness by empowering women and their children to overcome life’s challenges, realize their potential, define their own destiny and become vital factors in the revitalization and sustainability of their community. Solomon’s Temple houses up to 144 homeless women and children.