Applications Now Being Accepted for the Community Paint-a-thon!

Updated 5/25/2022 8:55 AM

The Annual Community Paint-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022. While the date is a long way off, applications are now available, and homeowners are encouraged to apply. If the exterior of your home or garage, or even a smaller project such as the trim around the outside of your windows needs a fresh coat of paint due to peeling, fading, or worn paint, please consider applying. The program provides for the painting of the exterior of single-family homes at no cost to those who qualify.

To qualify, homes must be owned and occupied by people with limited financial resources. The owner must be at least 60 years of age or have a permanent disability or be a veteran of any age. Once a home is determined eligible, volunteer teams are matched to do the scraping, priming and painting of the house. The Community Paint-A-Thon covers 10 townships including Barrington, Elk Grove, Hanover, Maine, New Trier, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Schaumburg and Wheeling. Current homeowner's insurance is also required.


If you or someone you know could benefit, an application can be received by calling Catholic Charities at (847) 253-5500 or visiting

Go to comments: 0 posted
Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the "flag" link in the lower-right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.