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Extreme Makeover: Helping Families In Need
King of the Painters Inc. is proud of its role to help the less fortunate individuals and families in our community. Previously we have sponsored Channel 10’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition. One year we even repainted a halfway house for the show. This was an important project which helped less fortunate individuals in providing them with housing, food, and clothing.
Some of these people have no families, relatives, or friends that they can look to for support. The halfway house not only helps in providing a positive environment, but also guides them in vocational training and help in securing a job in this transitional period. We feel that merely helping them by painting the facility with warm welcoming colors will have a positive effect on their well-being.
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Reigns Supreme at Boys & Girl’s Clubs Teen Center
News Report – El Cajon, Thursday, January 9th, 2012
Bob Lyon, President of King of The Painters, Co. Inc. is generously donating the painting of the interior and exterior of the “the club” teen center in El Cajon. The club is the second and final phase of a $2 million rehabilitation, converting two buildings in Wells Park into state of the art Boys & Girls Clubs’ facilities for El Cajon’s children and youth.
The first phase, conversion of the 50 year old Boys & Girls Club that serves 5-10 year olds, was completed in June 2011 and has experienced record attendance. The second phase, “the club,” is currently under construction and will be open in April 2012 to serve 11-18 year old members. The King of the Painters will be painting the building (the former Wells Center) on January 9th.
“This is a special project for the children of El Cajon,” said Lyon. “It is a unique opportunity for our company to give back to the community.”
Jerry Fazio, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County Foundation says “Just as soon as he learned about the project, Bob got on board. This is a significant in-kind contribution valued at $20,000.”
When completed “the club” will accommodate up to 150 teens a day in a facility that includes the academy home work center, the living room media and games room, an instructional kitchen, outdoor sports courts for basketball and volleyball, and a fitness center that will include machines and equipment for aerobic fitness, strength training, dance, and yoga.
For more information, please contact Jerry Fazio at 619-440-1600 x303 or [email protected].