Magazine Hardware & Farm wins True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future grant – News – Pine Bluff Commercial
A fresh coat of paint brightens up any room, and this summer Magazine High School will be refreshing its study environment with 20 gallons of donated paint.
Magazine High School was selected as a Color Scholarship winner through Magazine Hardware & Farm’s partnership with the True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future program.
A True Value Foundation Color Scholarship helps improve the learning environment and can have an impact on youth attitudes and performance. Over 1,600 schools and youth development-focused organizations across the country have been recognized with nearly 20 million square feet of study space since the program began in 2009.
Working with the True Value Foundation, Magazine Hardware & Farm nominated Magazine High School for a 20-gallon paint scholarship to freshen up the youth study spaces. Frank Hart from Magazine Hardware & Farm supplies the asthma and allergy friendly paint, which is located in the magazine in 9 N State HWY 109.
True Value’s EasyCare Ultra Premium Acrylic Latex Paint has earned the asthma and allergy friendly certification mark through an independent certification program in the United States that enables consumers to identify products that are more suitable for people with asthma and allergies.
The program performs physical and chemical tests on products to ensure they minimize irritants and pollutants in the air and reduce potential exposure to allergens. The asthma and allergy friendly certification mark is only awarded to products that have been scientifically proven to reduce potential exposure to asthma and allergy triggers.
Magazine High School is using the paint to give their gym a much-needed makeover. The more than 200 youngsters will enjoy playing / learning in the newly painted facility.
“The True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future program enables us to help Magazine High School and give back to the community we love to serve,” said Matt Scantling, general manager of True Value & Farm Magazine. “The donation not only saves money for the organization, but above all creates an environment that encourages learning, stimulates creativity and arouses the pride of the community.”
The True Value Foundation unites retailers to help improve the lives of children in the communities that True Value serves. The foundation is committed to youth and acts as a catalyst to provide tools and resources to help youth realize their dreams and develop their potential.
The foundation encourages partners to get involved and give back through volunteering, mentoring, community improvements, and fundraising.