Atlanta's Rony Delgarde, the founder of Global Paint for Charity, was recently named a 2013 Allstate Champion for Good as a part of the Give It Up For Good campaign.
"The environment is not something we inherit from our parents, it's something we borrow from our children." This quote has been repeated hundreds of times by people who want to emphasis the urgency of saving our planet. The environment has not always been as big an issue as it is now that we have instituted creative ways to protect it.
Global Paint for Charity, Inc., (GPC) is one of the organizations focused on the future of our children and their environments. Global Paint for Charity recycles unwanted paint and sends it to underdeveloped countries where paint is difficult to come by. This process of recycling unused paint is taking harmful waste and using it as a resource.
GPC was founded by Rony Delgarde who grew up in Haiti and knows what life can be like without color all around. Mr. Delgarde now collects unused paint from residences and businesses, consolidates it and provides it
to schools, hospitals, orphanages, churches, and family homes everywhere. This generous cause also protects
the environment from the improper disposal of paint."It sounds so simple but the benefits are so amazing."
For the world's poor, home isn't just where the heart is. It's an incubator for bacterial objects, diseases, bad germs, molds, sever dirt walls and poor sanitation cares. The United Nations Human Settlements Program estimates that more than 1.6 billion rural residents live in overcrowded housing with dirt walls and lack of sanitation cares, putting those who cannot afford paint at the greatest risk of life-threatening and infectious diseases. Every year, we lost 2.8 million children globally due to bacterial objects and diseases found on dirt walls of family homes and local schools.
Chances are, you are like most homeowners in the U.S. with 3 to 5 gallons of leftover paint stored in your basement and garage. Sadly, every year, more than 30 million gallons of commercial and residential paint winds up in landfills, increasing the chance that the toxins from the paint can pollute our water supply.
Global Paint for Charity, Inc., remains a one-of-a-kind group adding color and encouragement to people's lives worldwide. It is noteworthy that GPC knows that paint takes a huge toll on our environment and has created a movement to protect and improve the living conditions of our poor. Focusing on preserving our environment by keeping paint out of landfills and water sources has distinguished GPC as a deserving non-profit to support.
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"You can help protect and change lives or beautify homes for 1.6 billion residents by making a donation to Global Paint for Charity today or encourage Home Depot, Lowe's, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams and ACE Hardware Stores you visit to become a partner, or volunteer to host a paint donation drive in your community. Rony's story is fascinating, and we all can help protect the environment and paint the world one gallon at a time."
"Your donation will help us buy a new Machine to mix and make new gallon of paint. So far, we have been approached by 3 great institutions including the students from Georgia Tech to design a machine that can process the paint. However, the costs to produce a digital machine will vary depending on our desired methods and technology. Some companies require a down payment to cover the raw materials etc. Our goal is to raise $1.2 million dollars to build a new plant from scratch. We will be able to make 3000-5000 gallons of paint a day. That would be dreams come true for the Global Paint project. Remember, every dollar counts. If you can raise funds ($500, $10,000 or more), please contact us a.s.a.p. Your help can make a difference for Global Paint's organization and for our future, create great American jobs (transportation and logistics), protect the environment, and change lives. We will be glad to explain any of our needs further or visit your business or local public office to make a free presentation at your convenience. "
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