Have you remodeled your home recently or did you spruce a room with paint in your house? Either way you might have some leftover paint that you probably won’t use again. I came across an organization that not only helps the environment, but they also help their neighbors.
“Matthew 25: Ministries’ Rainbow Paint Re-blending Program rescues and reuses leftover paint to provide a high-quality, re-blended/recycled latex paint to the poor throughout the U.S. and around the world.” The paint that is re-blended helps many organizations such as schools, non-profits and others, to work on projects at a lower cost to bring beauty to their facilities.
It’s important to note that:
- Only Latex paint is accepted– (1 and 5 gallons cans)
- They cannot accept oil-based paint, combustible paint, or stains
- The donated painted should be in its original container with its label
- They do not accept empty or nearly empty cans
“…Rainbow Paint Re-blending Program reduces the amount of hazardous waste being deposited in landfills, public waterways and sewer systems. It also helps prevent poison exposures through accidental human contact or consumption of excess and leftover paint.”
The Rainbow Paint Re-blending Program is working on a housing project to help in a community in Nicaragua, to find our more about this and other humanitarian aid projects through Matthew 25 Ministries, visit their website here. Investigate to find out if there is a similar program available in your area if this program isn’t near you.
Casually speaking and all the best,