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Past Paint the Town Events

June 11th, 2022: College Hill
Houses: 11

After being gone for two years due to the pandemic, we were glad to be back out painting houses again.  

2020 – 2021: Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

2019 Avondale & Evanston
Houses: 26

2018: Colerain
Houses: 25

2017 – Dayton & Bellevue, Ky
Houses: 29

June 11, 2016 – Madisonville
Houses: 31; Participants: 1,000

Paint the Town 2016 saw us return to Madisonville for the second time. Madisonville once again welcomed our volunteers with open arms and showed us what it truly means to be a community. After a hot and humid day, we cooled down with brews from MadTree, played giant Jenga, and filled up on burgers at MedPace. See all the fun here!

June 13, 2015 – Westwood
Houses: 35; Participants: 1,200

Paint the Town 2015 was a hot one, but our volunteers made it look easy! Mother of Mercy High School opened their doors to our volunteers for registration, breakfast, and the after party! We put a new coat of paint on 35 houses and then celebrated a hard day of work with hot dogs, hamburgers, and MadTree beers. Check out the event photos!

June 7, 2014 – Latonia, KY
Houses: 37; Participants: 1,100

Paint the Town once again headed south the Northern Kentucky in 2014 to spruce up Latonia! Approximately 1,100 descended on the this NKY neighborhood armed with paint brushes, ladders, and some GBC love for these 37 houses. Check out the fun here.

June 8, 2013 – Norwood
Houses: 33; Participants: 1,000

The sky may have been overcast for most of the day, but the weather held for the volunteers painting Norwood. We had plenty of parking at the Junior High and everyone could leave their cars there while they enjoyed the after party held on the blocked off street next door. Certified food handlers grilled up hamburgers and hot dogs for hungry volunteers and those waiting in line could enjoy freshly made cotton candy! Double Platinum Productions provided the tunes and volunteers provided the dancing! Supply return was a snap because our home base for storage is also in Norwood. Check it out here!

June 9, 2012 – Cheviot
Houses: 36; Participants: 1,100

Volunteers descended on Harvest Home Park in Cheviot for a breakfast feast provided by Vonderhaar’s Catering, then after announcements, bussed out to the houses in the neighborhood. The weather was great and not a rain drop in sight for the entire day. Tired teams came back to an awesome after party, also held at Harvest Home Park, and some even took a dip in the pool! Click here for all the fun!

June 11, 2011 – Bellvue/Dayton, KY
Houses: 36; Participants: 1,100

Another beautiful day dawned in Kentucky, with temperatures in the 90’s!  Paint dried quickly and volunteers were able to do two coats in some areas.  Lunch was delivered by Chik-fil-a with the famous Cow that posed for pictures with volunteers and families alike.  The houses have a dramatic facelift!  Click here to see the transformations (there are several albums dated 2011).

July 10, 2010 – Evanston/Avondale
Houses: 58; Participants: 1,400

The rain couldn’t keep volunteers away from painting in 2010. Although the original Paint the Town was rescheduled because of weather, an amazing number of volunteers attended the make-up date. Evanston and Avondale underwent a makeover with a total of 58 houses painted in one day.  To view some of the houses and the volunteers that made it happen, click here.

June 13, 2009 – Price Hill
Houses: 42; Participants: 1,274

The day dawned sunny and perfect for painting as volunteers gathered in the Elder High School athletic center to sign up for teams, get water bottles, t-shirts and breakfast, and board buses for houses. After painting, we gathered back in the Elder Pit for cornhole, giveaways, impromtu tag football and fun. Thanks to Elder, Santa Maria Community Services, Price Hill Will, Chick-fil-a, Vonderhaars Catering, Potbelly, Dewey’s Pizza, Christian Moerlein, and all of our house sponsors. Check out the event photos!

June 14, 2008 – Covington, KY
Houses: 47; Participants: 1,200; Total Volunteer Hours: 6.000+

We painted more than 47 houses in the Covington community with more sponsors and volunteers than previous years. We worked with the Center for Great Neighborhoods to reach out to the residents and collect applications.

June 9, 2007 – College Hill
Houses:35; Participants: 950; Total Volunteer Hours: 5,850

It just keeps growing! 2007 saw the event grow by another 15% and provide a dramatic face lift for 35 homeowners in College Hill. We kicked off the day — with fantastic weather — in a central parking lot and teams dispersed via bus to their homes. Many new and old sponsors enjoyed a day of team-building while helping the community. It was an amazing sight to see so many people crawling over so many homes — all across the neighborhood. The teams wrapped up a terrific day of service, came back to home base, registered their house’s completion at the house-o-meter and then relaxed with friends. College Hill was so inspired that they gathered a group of local volunteers and re-painted their city hall. Thank you to the great support of that community council and the way the truly embraced our spirit of volunteerism.

June 10, 2006 – Hartwell/Carthage
Houses:30; Participants: 810; Total Volunteer Hours: 4,860

Volunteers descended in droves upon the Hartwell/Carthage neighborhoods. Although Mother Nature did not fully cooperate, volunteers powered through the day with a positive attitude and completed the majority of the 30 homes  Those homes that were not completed on the day of the event were wrapped up in subsequent weekends with the help of our all-star volunteers. Sherman Williams again helped with the paint as more sponsors joined in to continue expanding this event. The day’s accomplishments were celebrated with a great post-party at the Fair Grounds where the ‘dirtiest volunteer’ was crowned and people enjoyed stretching out with some food, refreshments, and music after a day of volunteering.

June 11, 2005 – Madisonville
Houses:25; Participants: 600; Total Volunteer Hours: 3,600

25 houses painted in a single day. 21 corporate teams joined four Give Back Cincinnati teams to change the lives of 25 home owners. The weather was a bit scary with a slight drizzle in the morning, but ultimately the rain held off. Five new corporate sponsors were added, and two companies expanded their commitment to the project by doing two houses. It’s the support of corporate teams that allows us to continue to grow the event, and impact the lives of more homeowners. This will allow us to eventually get to our goal of painting more than 100 houses in a single day, and changing the real value of an entire community. The Sherwin-Williams Company graciously donated all the paint, as well as hundreds of paintbrushes.

June 12, 2004 – Northside
Houses:18; Participants: 525; Total Volunteer Hours: 2,230

18 entire houses painted in a single day. As the event grows larger the impossible seems much more possible, and the determination of our teams of volunteers is amazing. 14 corporate teams, and four Give Back Cincinnati teams came together to complete the unthinkable. While rain shortened the day, it didn’t stop us from completing the task four weeks later. More than 525 dedicated volunteers came out on June 12 to help us put the final touches on these homes. The Sherwin-Williams Company graciously donated all the paint, while Home Depot once again stepped up with the necessary supplies.

June 7, 2003 – Price Hill
Houses: 11; Participants: 250; Total Volunteer Hours: 2,250

UNBELIEVABLE! We were nervous but it’s now history! Paint the Town 2003 fought off the rain, and wow, what an improvement! With the help of our amazing volunteers — and the generous donations of our sponsors — Give Back Cincinnati successfully painted 11 houses in Price Hill. That’s a 250% increase over last year’s effort in Columbia/Tusculum.

June 8, 2002 – Columbia/Tusculum
Houses: 4; Participants: 130; Total Volunteer Hours: 1,170

Paint four entire houses in a single day?!?! If you were there, you probably didn’t think it could happen…heck, if you were planning it, you sometimes doubted it could happen. But Give Back proved that anything is possible with 130 dedicated volunteers and our strong sponsors. The Sherwin-Williams Company graciously donated all the paint, while Home Depot once again stepped up with the necessary supplies…and by 5:30pm, after nine consecutive hours of scraping, priming, and painting, the work was complete.