Started in 2000, Paint-A-Home aims to improve the living conditions of our community members through the provision of a fresh coat of paint. In PAH, we believe that improving the aesthetic outlook of the community members’ home would improve their standard of living because it is not merely a house, but a home to them- a place where one lives and grows; a place with emotional ties. Through our event, we invite volunteers to join us in making a difference in the community. Over the years, our volunteers have reached out to BHID (2007), Jamiyah Children’s Home (2008), Thong Teck Home for Senior Citizens (2012) as well as rental flats in various regions around Singapore (2009, 2013-2019).
In our 20th iteration, we helped 27 units in Toa Payoh, Holland Village and Bukit Merah. Our community members were the elderly, low-income families, and physically disabled individuals living in one and two-room rental flats. NUS students and external volunteers joined us in painting these homes to give our community members a comfortable clean and refresh living environment.