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Paint the Town
Paint the Town

Paint the Town Volunteer Details

Thank you for volunteering with Give Back Cincinnati’s Paint the Town this Saturday, June 12. You’re making a huge positive impact for 59 families and the communities of Avondale and Evanston.


  • 8 to 8:30 a.m. Team sign-ins and breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. Announcements
  • 8:45-9 a.m. Dismissal to buses
  • 4 p.m. Painting concludes
  • Following painting: Afterparty

Team sign-in
7:45 to 8:30 a.m. in the Norwood Plaza parking lot (in a tent located in the northeast corner). For driving directions and where to park, click here.

If you pre-registered for a corporate team, go to the table with a sign for your team. You’ll sign in, get your t-shirt, water bottle, and the number of the bus that’ll take you to the house.

If you selected Give Back Cincinnati (or no team) when you pre-registered online, go to the “Give Back Cincinnati” team tables, where you’ll sign up for a house to paint. Next, you’ll go to the table for the corporate team that sponsored this house. There, you’ll get your T-shirt, water bottle and number of the bus that’ll take you to the house.

If you’re not sure, look for registration volunteers in the white Paint the Town shirts, who can help direct you to the right place.

If you are with a friend who has not pre-registered online, have that person stop first at the Walk-in table.

Breakfast is coffee from Coffee Emporium, milk and orange juice from United Dairy Farmers, breakfast sandwiches (egg/cheese, sausage/egg/cheese) from Vonderhaar’s Catering, and bananas.

Buses will be staged in the northeast corner of the parking lot (indicated with bus symbols on the map linked below). Look for the bus marked with your team’s name and bus number. Volunteers may not drive themselves to Paint the Town houses.

What to wear/bring
Wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops). Apply sunscreen and bug spray. You may want to bring a hat. Put your driver’s license and $5 to $10 in your pocket for the after-party, but leave the rest of your valuables in the trunk of your car.

Lunch is at your painting site. It will be Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches; pretzels, chips and fruit (provided by Vonderhaar’s Catering and Avondale Youth Council/Evanston Community Council); and desserts from Potbelly. If you have special dietary needs, we recommend bringing a bagged lunch.

In Norwood Plaza immediately following Paint the Town, including Gold Star Chili, LaRosa’s Pizzeria, Noodles & Company, Christian Moerlein Lagers & Ales, Vitamin Water and Alpine Valley Water. You’ll get two food tickets and two drink tickets. Additional items will be $1 each.  Please bring an ID if you plan to drink alcohol.  Come in your painting clothes, enjoy the music and celebrate the day with other volunteers!

Due to the large amount of planning and resources devoted to the day, Paint the Town will take place even if it rains. In the event of severe weather, call 513-651-GIVE for an update.