A Brush With Kindness

HFH MWGW, one of 38 affiliates nation-wide, participated in the first national A Brush With Kindness Week on September 18th, 2015!

Who: Volunteers from the City of Worcester, Students of Worcester Academy, and Faculty of Worcester Academy

When: September 18th – 26th, 2015

Where: Harrison Street in Union Hill

What: Exterior improvements and landscaping consisting of

  • Landscaping front, side and rear of property
  • Removing weeds and large Rhododendron
  • Planting 19 Patrtiot Hostas
  • Spreading 12 cubic yards of mulch
  • Scraping, sanding, pressure-washing side and rear decks
  • Painting side and rear decks

About A Brush with Kindness

Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) is an exterior home preservation service that offers painting, landscaping, and minor repair services for qualified individuals. Homeowners are selected based on income, need, and ability to repay the cost of materials used.

ABWK helps low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances, who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, reclaim their homes with pride and dignity.

A Brush with Kindness uses volunteer labor, donated materials whenever possible, and no interest, short-term loans. Labor is donated by a team of skilled volunteers while the final cost of materials is paid back in order to fund a project for another homeowner.


A Brush With Kindness kicks off HFH MWGW’s 5 year Neighborhood Revitalization of Union Hill in conjunction with several other Worcester organizations. Read more about Habitat’s involvement on Union Hill here:

HFH MWGW Collaborates With City Groups to Revitalize Union Hill- Collaboration with the City of Worcester, Oak Hill Community Development Corporation, Worcester Academy, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department and area residents to revitalize the Union Hill neighborhood of Worcester. Worcester Telegram and Gazette August 17 Worcester Magazine August 17 Mass Live August 18


 Do YOU have skills, materials, or services that could help give Union Hill A Brush With Kindness?

Contact our Community Outreach Manager, Seth Jajliardo, to get involved today!

Seth.Jajliardo@Habitatmwgw.org or 508-799-9259 ext. 119

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