Thank you for volunteering with Give Back Cincinnati’s Paint the Town: Westwood on Saturday, June 13th. We will be painting the homes of 35 families throughout the community of Westwood, OH. Your help is needed and greatly appreciated! But it will take each and every one of you for us to complete the amazing feat of completing 35 houses in a single day.
Agenda for Paint the Town
7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Team sign-in and breakfast
8:30 a.m. Announcements
8:45 a.m. Volunteers dismissed to buses
4 p.m. Painting Concludes
Following – After Party!
7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Mother of Mercy High School – registration will take place in the school gymnasium. Driving directions and details on where to park will be provided later in this e-mail. CAR POOL if at all possible and be sure to arrive on time.
If you pre-registered for a corporate team, go DIRECTLY to the table with a sign for your corporate team (tables will be roughly in alphabetical order). There you will sign in and get a t-shirt.
If you registered as a general Give Back Cincinnati volunteer, or if you don’t remember, go to the “Give Back Registration” table where you will be assigned a house or directed where to go. Then, you’ll go to the house you were assigned and sign in again to get a t-shirt.
*Please note: If you signed up for Paint the Town after Monday, June 1st, we can not guarantee you will get the t-shirt size you requested, but we will accommodate as much as possible.
If you are not sure where to go, volunteers at the Give Back Registration table can help direct you to the right place.
If you are with a friend who has not pre-registered online, have that person first stop at the general “Give Back Registration” table, where he or she must sign a waiver in order to paint. ALL VOLUNTEERS THAT HAVE NOT REGISTERED ONLINE MUST FILL OUT A WAIVER.
Once you sign in and get a t-shirt, get a Paint the Town water bottle to take to the house with you. You’ll be provided water at the house to fill up & stay hydrated! Then grab breakfast and just hang tight until announcements at 8:30 a.m. A bus will drive you to the house. Do NOT try to drive yourself to the house because there is limited space available.
Breakfast is being provided and will be available during registration. Breakfast will include breakfast sandwiches from Vonderhaars, donuts, bananas, milk, juice, and coffee.
Volunteers will load up on the buses to get to the houses for the day. Make sure when you sign in with your team you look for your bus number on the registration sheet. REMEMBER that number…it’s important and will ultimately get you to where you need to be for the day.
What to wear/bring
Wear clothes that you aren’t afraid to get a little dirty and t-shirts will be provided for all volunteers. Your shoes should be sturdy with closed toes (no flip-flops) and don’t forget to apply sunscreen and maybe even some bug spray! You may want to bring a hat/sunglasses, but leave your valuables at home.
If you prefer to use your own supplies (i.e. paint brush, mask, goggles, gloves) we encourage you to bring your own.
Lunch will be delivered to the house you are painting sometime between noon and 1 pm. We will be having Chick-fil-A sandwiches for lunch as well as Grippos chips and cookies. If you have special dietary needs, we recommend bringing a bagged lunch.
RAIN OR SHINE, regardless of the forecast, please plan on showing up in the morning for registration. Any changes to the schedule due to weather will be determined at registration. Facebook will also provide updates.
After a hard day of work please join us for Give Back Cincinnati’s Paint the Town AFTER PARTY! This will take place outside at Mother of Mercy High School (registration location). There will be music, we’ll be grilling out hotdogs and hamburgers, pizza, there will be pretzels, cotton candy, and of course beer. REMEMBER to bring your ID, you’ll need it to get a wristband in order to drink. You’ll receive two food tickets and two beer tickets. Additional beers can be purchased for $2.
Parking is limited so please carpool as much as possible. Registration will take place at Mother of Mercy High School, however you will park at Mercy West Healthplex satellite lot at 2841 Boudinot Ave.
If using GPS, it will put the Healthplex on Queen City Ave, however, the parking lot entrance is on Boudinot Ave.
Volunteers will be shuttled from Mercy West Healthplex to Mercy High School between 7:00 am and 8:15 am. Please make sure you arrive to the Mercy Healthplex no later than 8:15 am.
THANK YOU again for all of your help and we are looking forward to a GREAT day of PAINTING THE TOWN!