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Paint the Town
Paint the Town
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More than 1,000 volunteers spend the day
giving back to their community









Paint the Town comes to Madisonville on June 11!

Paint the Town is a program within Give Back Cincinnati, a local nonprofit. The annual event paints the exterior of approximately 40 homes in a single day, thanks to corporate sponsors that provide funding and nearly 1,200 volunteers who provide labor.

Madisonville has been selected for Paint the Town 2016! This will be the second time Madisonville has hosted the event, which last took place here in 2005.

This event has painted 450 homes in 15 years, accumulating nearly 80,000 volunteer hours. Since its inception in 2001, Paint the Town has taken place in the following communities: Columbia Tusculum, Price Hill, Northside, Madisonville, Carthage & Hartwell, College Hill, Covington, Evanston & Avondale, Bellevue & Dayton, Cheviot, Norwood, Latonia and Westwood.

Potential Homeowners

During Paint the Town, approximately 40 homes in Madisonville will be painted at no cost to the homeowners. While preference is given to homeowners who are physically or financially unable to paint their homes themselves, all applications will be considered. Applications are available in-person at the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (5906 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227) or online. The application deadline is February 15, 2016.

Eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Own and live in the home
  • Located in Madisonville
  • Be physically or financially unable to complete the work
  • Home must be in need of being painted to improve its appearance and value
  • If selected, someone from your household must be present for Prep the Town (May 14, 2016) and Paint the Town (June 11, 2016)

Prep the Town | Saturday, May 14, 2016

Before we paint the town, we have to prep it. Volunteers will be powerwashing, priming and more to get every house ready for the big day. Check back soon for more details!

Paint the Town | Saturday, June 11, 2016

This amazing event wouldn't be possible without our more than 1,200 volunteers! On the big day, volunteers will meet at a central location in Madisonville for breakfast and registration. Volunteers will then be bussed to their home. At the end of the day, volunteers will be bussed back to the registration location for an after party to celebrate a hard day's work!

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Paint the Town would not be possible without the generosity of local sponsors who help cover the cost of everything from food for our volunteers, to the paint, ladders and other supplies we need to get the job done. If you would like to speak to someone about becoming a sponsor, please contact Matt Lafkas at

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