Marc Laver, Founder, Jonnie and Friends Reach for the Stars talks about the help received from
Kirk Inman, at Sherwin-Williams and many volunteers who helped to repaint the Southside Park playground area.
Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week – A Community Service Project – Kicks Off in Sacramento at Southside Park
Since 2011, Sherwin-Williams has partnered with community organizations around the country through it National Painting Week Program. Every year, employees at more than 4,300 neighborhood Sherwin-Williams stores across North America partner with local organizations to find spaces that could use a fresh coat of paint.
This year, Sherwin-Williams has partnered with the City of Sacramento and Jonnie and Friends Reach for the Stars to spruce up Southside Park. Since 2019, Jonnie and Friends Reach for the Stars has worked tirelessly to restore the Universal Universe Playground at Southside Park. Last year, after a significant fundraising effort, they were able to purchase and install the only wheelchair accessible Merry go Round in all of region. Renovation projects for Southside Park began in October of 2021. Future plans include raising private donations for more rich features that all kids of all abilities can benefit from.
On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., a group of Sherwin-Williams employees and volunteers from Jonnie and Friends, will be repainting and interior part of the playground as well as touching up walkway graphics that will add bright colors to faded space theme words (Saturn, Jupiter, etc) throughout the playground area allowing kids to see them better and imagine more about our universe!
Since its inception, National Painting Week has completed 1,530 projects, used 35,780 gallons of donated paint and has accrued 134,310 volunteer hours.