Brush Up Buffalo is a not-for-profit organization
whose primary mission is the revitalization of Buffalo, NY neighborhoods.
Brush Up Buffalo organizes an annual, one-day event that brings together
sponsors, donors of goods and services, and teams of community-minded
volunteers to paint the exteriors of low-income, City of Buffalo
Each year, Brush Up Buffalo
selects a Buffalo neighborhood for the one-day event.
Teams formed from the 500 - 1,000 volunteers from businesses, unions,
community groups and city and county government, work with members
of the Painter's District Council #4 to paint, on average, 15 - 20
homes -- all in one day -- and at no cost to the homeowner.
The most obvious result is the beautification of 15
- 20 Buffalo homes each year, but there are other benefits of Brush
Up Buffalo which are less obvious but every bit as significant to
the short term and long term health of the Western New York community
||volunteers, sponsors, and donors are
given the opportunity to help homeowners who take pride in their
homes and, for one reason or another, just need a little help
||volunteers gain access to residential areas that
they might not otherwise have the opportunity to appreciate for
their contributions to the quality of life: traditional, pedestrian
neighborhoods that are rooted in historical significance, surrounded
by historical landmarks, steeped in cultural diversity
||volunteers, homeowners, sponsors and donors collaborate
in the creation of an event that enhances community pride, and
the health and value of City neighborhoods
||helping others feels really good, painting with
friends (old and new) is actually a lot of fun, there's a party
afterward, and it's a great way to spend a Saturday in June!