Led by Rosarian Academy’s National Junior Honor Society, 15 students spent Saturday, March 12 painting the Palm Beach Gardens home of a family of four with the mother suffering from multiple sclerosis and the father from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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. In addition to painting, the students also helped with landscaping provided by Rosarian parent Serena Wilson.
“It was a great event because the students had an opportunity to serve a local family in need while also learning valuable life skills,” said Patrick Hansen, Rosarian teacher and NJHS moderator. “The students donated their entire Saturday morning, which really reflects their character and commitment to service.”
Paint Your Heart Out Palm Beach County is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that offers assistance to the elderly, disabled and low-income families with children. Through Paint Your Heart Out, more than 80 homes are painted or repaired each year.
Rosarian Academy educates students from early childhood through eighth grade. For more information, visit www.rosarian.org or call (561) 345-3106.
ABOVE: The group from Rosarian Academy that painted a home for a Palm Beach Gardens family in need.