Approximately 750 volunteers with Paint the Town – sponsored by MadTree Brewing in
support of Give Back Cincinnati – will converge on Avondale and Evanston when the annual event takes place on
Saturday, June 8, 2019. Now in its 18th year, Paint the Town will paint the exterior of 26 homes in a single day, for
homeowners who are physically and/or financially unable to complete the work themselves.
By the end of its 2019 event, Paint the Town will have painted 569 houses in 15 communities in Greater Cincinnati and
Northern Kentucky. Nearly 80,000 volunteer hours have been donated through the project since its inception in 2001.
Partnerships with the Avondale Development Corporation, Avondale Community Council and Evanston Community Council were instrumental in returning the service project to the two neighborhoods, which last saw Paint the Town in
“It’s hard to deny the energy and momentum we have seen in these two communities in the last nine years,” said Matt St. Clair, chair of Paint the Town. “It’s exciting for our volunteers and planning committee to be part of the transformation in some small way.”
In addition to announcing its return to Avondale and Evanston, Paint the Town shared a new, three-year sponsorship
agreement with MadTree Brewing. The powerhouse Oakley brewery and taproom has been a generous sponsor of Paint
the Town and its 501(c)3 parent organization, Give Back Cincinnati, for five years; 2019 marks the first time the brand has
signed on for a multi-year presenting sponsorship.
“MadTree has a lot in common with Paint the Town and Give Back Cincinnati. We’re each committed to building and supporting the communities where we live, work, and play. We’re scrappy, resourceful, and unapologetically Cincinnati. We’re proud to partner with an organization that so closely aligns with our values,” explained Lauren Amos, director of community partnerships for MadTree Brewing.
Give Back Cincinnati president, Michael Loch, echoed Amos’s sentiments. He noted MadTree’s sponsorship of the non-
profit, all-volunteer organization’s largest annual fundraiser, Rally on the Square – held on Fountain Square during
Cincinnati Reds Opening Day – as further proof.
“Our relationship with MadTree has grown to include several of our signature events,” he said. “We are grateful for their
support and dedication to improving Cincinnati’s neighborhoods through volunteerism – and great craft beer, of course!”
Paint the Town is a community service program that paints the exterior of owner-occupied homes for individuals who are
physically or financially unable to do the work themselves. Each house is sponsored by a local company that not only
provides financial support, but also staffs each house with volunteers. Paint the Town is sponsored by MadTree Brewing
and is a program of Give Back Cincinnati, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit organization of approximately 2,500 young
professionals that works to enhance the Greater Cincinnati community through young professional volunteerism and