It's Time to Paint!

Preserve affordable housing; Beautify communities; Help neighbors in need. That’s the vision of Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful (PTPB), now in its 32nd year!

Each year hundreds of volunteers of all ages are needed to paint the exterior of the homes of low-income homeowners during the summer months. It is a wonderful opportunity for communities of faith, service clubs and businesses to come together and help serve community members in need.

“It’s such a joy to be a part of Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful. We have a passion for helping our neighbors in need, and PTPB gives us all the tools to make a difference in this way”, says volunteer Julie Washburn from Need a Break Services. “The preparation they do and the provision of materials makes it easy to sign up, show up, and make a difference. The homeowners we meet become friends along the way. It’s always a meaningful and fun project!”

Volunteers do not need to have experience and there are also opportunities to help besides painting. Someone can help with photography, be a paint advisor, help with hospitality, and assist with securing donated supplies to name a few ways you can volunteer. “Both individual volunteers and volunteer groups are welcome,” says Amy Allison, PTPB’s Director. “Whether you can serve for just one day, or you can take on a project from start to finish, we value your support!”

According to past house painting recipient, Michelle A., “I just wanted to encourage you to keep up the good work with this great ministry. It made such a difference for our house, and the kindness and generosity of the volunteers is something I will remember always! Thank you!”

You can be part of that memory for someone, and help make a difference in their lives. For more information on volunteering, visit our PTPB website at or contact our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Wendy Morris at 253-383-3056 ext. 117 or

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