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SCV Food Pantry receives facelift

Nonprofit earns $7,500 charity paint giveaway

Posted: June 10, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 10, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Volunteers from A. Allbright Painting gather at the SCV Food Pantry for the annual Paint-It-Forward giveaway.

Arriving at the Santa Clarita Food Pantry for this year's seventh annual Paint-It-Forward event, I was overwhelmed with a sense of pride as I watched the team of A. Allbright employees begin this worthy project.

More than 18 employees showed up, with smiles on their faces, and ready to donate their time and talents to updating and enhancing the building at the SCV Food Pantry, an organization dedicated to making sure that no child in the SCV goes to bed hungry.

Food Pantry volunteers were also on-site to support our efforts.

The day was spent prepping the exterior building by moving necessary items, masking doors and windows, spraying the building, painting the trim and metal roll-up doors, cleaning up, and overall enjoying each other's company.

We even had Sherwin-Williams Co. supply their highest quality paint (A-100 and Duration products).

To top it all off, the store manager Lance from Sherwin-Williams brought a barbecue and cooked up a hot dog and hamburger extravaganza. Working with people with this kind of dedication makes a project like this so rewarding.

After lunch, we were able to stand back and admire the new look of the SCV Food Pantry. Belinda Crawford, the pantry's executive director, was so thrilled that they were finally getting their building painted that she gave each of us a Food Pantry Cookbook of volunteers' homemade recipes and certificate of dedication to A. Allbright Painting.

We're already looking forward to next year's event. I guess that's one reason why we call it "Paint It Forward."




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