Greenville Boys and Girls Club gets new look

By Ryan Carpe rcarpe@civitasmedia.com

April 23, 2014

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Boys and Girls Club is getting a new look, as their indoor faculties now feature bright colors thanks to the painting donations of the Greenville Sherwin-Williams Branch.

The project, which was performed in conjunction with National Painting Week in April, was done through the annual efforts of the Greenville branch, which chooses one lucky non-profit each year for the free face lift.

The annual organizers selected the Greenville Boys and Girls Club because they enjoyed their ongoing community efforts and were looking for a chance to paint something for a younger audience.

“I just thought it would be fun to do something like this, because we could get crazy with the colors,” said Heather Ellis, Greenville Sherwin-Williams Branch Assistant Manager.

Now many of the walls, doors and furniture feature bright blue, yellow, green and other colors.

All in all, the project was estimated at costing around $500 in materials, and 40 hours in labor.

“We’re happy to do it,” said Tanna Fyffe, Greenville Sherwin-Williams Branch Assistant Manager.

Last year, the Greenville Sherwin-Williams staff repainted a large portion of the Darke County Humane Society’s headquarters.

The Greenville Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place for today’s youth aged seven to 15, where they can hang out with friends and create lasting friendships with local peers. To achieve that goal, the club only maintains a small membership fee of only two dollars a year.

The club’s mission is “to help boys and girls achieve their full potential through one-to-one mentoring relationships with carefully screened and caring adults.”