You don’t need to be a Habitat for Humanity member to set up a volunteer group of painters. The idea here is to offer painting services around town in return for a donation to your cause (should equal at least half of what a professional painter would charge). Check with your local community officials to see if there are any painting projects around town that you can take on. Ask local business owners if they have anything that needs painting. You can even go door to do and promote your services. With volunteers, you can charge half of what a regular painting crew would charge. People will find projects for your crew if they know it’s for a good cause. And everything you make off of the job means funds for your organization.
Do not attempt this fundraising idea if your volunteer crew of painters has no talent for painting. The last thing you need is to create a disaster area. At least have a couple of people with some experience so they can lead the project and make sure the finished product looks nice.
You’ll need a basic idea as to how much paint to purchase for a project. Just get the square footage and let your paint or hardware store provide you with some direction. Keep in mind, you may also need to put up a coat of primer prior to applying the actual paint depending on the color and what you are covering. You can get color samples from the paint supplier and review those along with the estimated materials cost with the person you’ll be doing the project for. Don’t skimp on materials, quality brushes and rollers last longer and do a better job.
The great thing about this fundraiser is that you can do it any time of year and as often as you wish (as long as you have volunteers available).