Dulux Paints is helping to celebrate the agricultural and cultural heritage of Simcoe County in southern Ontario with colourfully painted barn quilt squares dotting the countryside.
September 22, 2014
8,000 square feet of wall space at the Safehaven Project for Community Living was revamped by over 40 volunteers from a number of greater Toronto area Dulux Paints stores and The Painting Hub. At Safehaven (a provincially-funded charitable organization that provides residential and respite care for families whose children have complex physical and developmental disabilities), the Dulux paint team infused the walls with vibrant shades of orange, yellow, lime green, coral and rust to help lift the spirits of the children, family and staff who use the facility.
Safehaven services 200 families each year, including providing temporary housing for 10 children at a time. Its programs range from recreation for children and their families – including a wheelchair accessible swimming pool – animal therapy and music therapy, to community integration, sensory rooms, and a wide range of other services. Its purpose is to enrich the lives of both the children and families through community integration, involvement with family and friends, and temporary relief for parents.