A Brush with Kindness

A Brush With Kindness Program offers exterior home maintenance assistance for low-income families, elderly, and individuals with disabilities who are struggling to maintain their homes exterior. The scope of projects through this program is limited to exterior painting, light landscaping, and yard cleanup. We identify ABWK candidates through our application process, affiliation referrals and code violations.

Once an application is approved, we assemble and coordinate a team of 5-10 volunteers to transform a home ‘from blight to bright’ in 1-4 days, depending on the size of the project. This program not only helps homeowners, but neighborhoods become revitalized and energized, as neighbors also want to participate in the beautification project improving their own home’s facade.

To get started: If you are interested in participating in A Brush With Kindness project or would like more information on our eligibility requirements, please contact our Home Preservation Coordinator Kim Gran. Kim.gran@habitatnfv.org


Volunteers: We are extremely grateful for our volunteers who donate their time. ABWK is a great volunteer activity. For volunteer information, please contact Jenny Ackerman, Volunteer & Outreach Manager, by calling 847-836-1432 or emailing jenny.ackerman@habitatnfv.org.