Led by Rosarian Academy’s National Junior Honor Society, 25 middle school students spent Saturday, Jan. 10 painting the West Palm Beach home of a woman in her 80s and her disabled daughter.
As part of its sponsorship of Paint Your Heart Out, the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County provided the recycled paint and painting supplies at no cost to the homeowner.
“It was a great event because the students had an opportunity to serve a fellow member of the community in need while also learning valuable life skills,” said Patrick Hansen, Rosarian teacher and NJHS moderator. “I was proud of the students’ efforts and that they voluntarily took a huge part of their Saturday to give back and do something beneficial for others.”
Through Paint Your Heart Out, more than 80 homes were painted or repaired last year. The Solid Waste Authority donated more than 7,000 gallons of recycled paint to nonprofit and governmental agencies. For more information, visit www.swa.org.
To learn more about the Rosarian Academy, a private, coeducational Catholic school, visit www.rosarian.org.
ABOVE: Rosarian students standing in front of West Palm Beach home they painted.