Behr Canada Team Completes Nonprofit Painting Tour for 75th Anniversary
This fall, members of Behr Paint Company’s Canada team celebrated Behr’s 75th anniversary by giving mood-boosting makeovers to four nonprofit organizations across Canada who are committed to providing temporary and/or long-term housing support to those in need. These makeovers were intended to refresh common areas and bring positivity into the space in which residents live, and Behr partnered with local artists on each project to design, create, and paint a wall mural to help complete the spaces.
“Doing the right thing and supporting communities where our employees live and work is a long part of Behr’s history and we believe we share a responsibility, both as a company and as individuals, to support that commitment,” says Greg Szott, Senior Vice President of Sales at Behr Canada. “Over the last 75 years, the company has demonstrated its commitment to local communities through grants, group volunteer events, in-kind product donations, and partnerships with nonprofit organizations.”
Jen Allen, Territory Sales Rep, who helped plan The Kettle Society event in Vancouver, was excited to see everything come together. “I’m so happy to have been a part of the initiative here with all my teammates, giving back to the community and making a big impact. A project like this is a lot of work but also so much fun and I loved seeing the amazing results of everyone’s efforts.”
Making life more colorful for such deserving organizations across Canada was a great way to celebrate Behr Paint’s 75th anniversary year!
The Kettle Society, located in Vancouver, BC, has empowered people living with mental illness, substance use, poverty, and/or homelessness for more than 40 years, by providing housing, employment, community services and enrichment programs in the local area.
S.H.I.F.T, located in Alliston, ON, provides safe, respectful, and welcoming overnight accommodations, meals, and other lifesaving supports to youth, men, women, and families experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and/or food insecurity.
Maison Stéphane Fallu, located in Chambly, QC, provides housing for foster care children who are now considered adults and do not have a place to live. The charity assists in facilitating the transition into adulthood by offering accommodation and teaching the skills required to lead a life of independence.
Phoenix Youth Programs, located in Halifax, NS, is dedicated to supporting youth between the ages of 11 and 24, their families, and communities. Phoenix provides programs tailored to each person’s unique needs, lived experience, and personal strengths with services including shelter, food, housing support, health care, and employment services.