Wednesday, January 28, 2015

G.A.T.E.S. students out to paint a brighter future

The New Richmond Exempted Village School District G.A.T.E.S. Program is sponsoring a Used Paint Drive Collection to Support Matthew 25 Ministries’ Rainbow Paint Re-blending Program which reuses leftover paint to provide a high-quality, re-blended/recycled latex paint to the poor throughout the U.S. and around the world.

“Rainbow Paint helps low-budget non-profits, schools, and public facilities complete maintenance, rehab, and upgrade projects at a low cost,” said NREVSD Gifted Coordinator Rachel Reynolds. “It enhances the quality of life for recipient individuals and organizations by improving and beautifying physical surroundings.”

G.A.T.E.S. students will have Drop-Off Stations at Locust Corner Elementary, Monroe Elementary and New Richmond Elementary during Parent-Teacher Conference nights Thursday, Feb. 5 (3:30 pm and 5:00-8:30 pm,) and Tuesday, Feb. 10 (3:30 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm). Drop off points will be  inside the front doors by the main school offices.

The students will be accepting original 1-gallon and 5-gallon latex paint containers with original labels only. No empty or almost empty cans will be accepted.

“The Rainbow Paint Re-blending Program reduces the amount of hazardous waste being deposited in landfills, public waterways and sewer systems,” said Mrs. Reynolds. “It also helps prevent poison exposures through accidental human contact or consumption of excess and leftover paint.”