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 emphasize 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 also an incubator for bacteria, diseases, bad germs, mold, severe dirt walls and poor sanitation. The United Nations Human Settlements Program estimates that more than 1.6 billion rural residents live in overcrowded housing with dirt walls and poor sanitation. Every year, we lose 2.8 million children globally due to bacteria and bad germs found on dirt walls of their family homes and local schools.
Chances are you are like most homeowners in the U.S. who have 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 wind 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.
Please help us change more lives and protect the environment.
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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. 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. Three great institutions have approached us so far 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, where we will be able to make 3,000-5,000 gallons of paint a day. That would be a dream come true for the Global Paint project. Remember, every dollar counts. If you can raise funds ($500, $10,000 or more), please contact us ASAP. 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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