SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, USA (9/19/15)-Habitat for Humanity partnered with Valspar, Habitat’s national paint partner, and Wells Fargo to launch the project between September 19-26.  A Brush with Kindness Week is a nationwide effort to transform neighborhoods by painting, landscaping and providing minor exterior home repairs in partnership with low-income homeowners, many of whom are elderly or have a disability.  The event brought together more than 2,000 volunteers to help more than 150 families in 24 states.  In Saint Paul, Minnesota, volunteers painted a US map with all of the participating locations.   © Habitat for Humanity International/Ezra Millstein

A Brush With Kindness

Preserving home exteriors and revitalizing neighborhoods

A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) is an exterior home preservation program that offers painting, landscaping and minor repair services to eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Projects include painting, landscaping, weatherization and minor repair services.

How Does The Program Work

Gwinnett Habitat selects partner families based on income, need and willingness to partner.  Gwinnett Habitat uses volunteer labor and donated materials to keep costs low and take no profit for their services.  A no-interest loan is made to the homeowner to cover the cost of the project. Payments are placed in a revolving fund to help A Brush with Kindness serve others in need.  

Why does Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity offer these exterior maintenance services?

  • Families live in safe and well-maintained homes
  • Neighborhoods are revitalized
  • Community connections are made
  • Affordable housing inventory is preserved


Volunteer or Get Information

To volunteer with the A Brush With Kindness program, or to learn more about how to request services, please reach out to us and we will be glad to get back to you with more information.