In 2013, 425 Sherwin-Williams stores participated in community projects to refresh and beautify spaces as a way to give back to deserving local organizations. Among the projects completed:
LifeBUILDERS Detroit - Detroit, Mich.
- Thirty-five volunteers from Sherwin-Williams Detroit stores, sales rep force, District Office and Credit Office joined together to paint two complete homes, one apartment unit, one bathroom, one kitchen and two basements for the community organization LifeBUILDERS Detroit.
Dixon YMCA - Dixon, Ill.
- Sherwin-Williams partnered with the Dixon YMCA to repaint a mural in a prominent location inside their building. Sherwin-Williams staff worked with a local muralist, Mona Rinaldi, to design a mural reflecting the Y's vision of healthy living and social responsibility.
Ecumenical Partnership for Housing - Green Bay, Wis.
- Sherwin-Williams partnered with the Ecumenical Partnership for Housing for an interior painting project. Sherwin-Williams volunteers painted two bedrooms, a dining room and a hallway in the Isaiah Home, which provides housing for homeless community members in an effort to get them back into a stable environment.
The Lovelady Center – Birmingham, Ala.
- A Sherwin-Williams Women's Group partnered with The Lovelady Center to paint daycare classrooms and living areas. The Lovelady Center assists women who have suffered from addiction, mental illness and domestic violence.
Delaware Seashore State Park – Dewey Beach, Del.
- Sherwin-Williams partnered with the Delaware Seashore State Park's Camp Store to repaint the exterior of the store and sidewalk. The efforts were a huge help to the State Park maintenance staff, who were still busy repairing major damage sustained by Hurricane Sandy to the marina and park infrastructure.