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Beyond the Paint

08/11/15 at 02:19 PM | by Jillian Hanes

Over the past 33 years, NeighborWorks Boise’s Paint The Town™ volunteers have painted and revitalized 3,210 homes throughout Southwest Idaho. While that might be an impressive statistic, we cannot help but look at the lives behind this number. Who are they? Why did they need the help? This year, some of these deserving recipients included:

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A Volunteer’s Passion for People and Painting the Town

04/29/15 at 06:28 AM | by Jillian Hanes

Last year at Neighborhood Housing Services’ Paint The Town™ Paint Distribution Day, I briefly met a woman named Angel, who seemed to have a passion for the revitalization event.  I saw and heard the name “Angel” multiple times over the past year at the NHS office, and wanted to learn more about this woman, who I found out, is one of our most dedicated volunteers.

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A Little Library with a Big Mission

02/23/15 at 07:42 AM | by Jillian Hanes

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank

These words from a teenage girl are the inspiration for many world changers, including 17 year old, Kristen Norton, a junior at Boise’s Sage International School. This high schooler recently decided to start making her own impact on the world by creating an inexpensive way to help Neighborhood Housing Services’ low-income residents easily access books and build their reading skills. She calls it the Little Library.

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Celebrating Paint The Town’s Success

06/13/14 at 02:14 PM | by Jillian Hanes

It has been said that, “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.” Thousands of people contributed to the success of Neighborhood Housing Services’ Paint The Town™ event this past weekend – giving of their time, money or expertise to help paint and revitalize the houses of low-income homeowners, many of them senior or disabled, within our community. We are extremely grateful for this outpouring of support from our volunteers, sponsors, and donors as they joined efforts to make a difference within our neighborhoods.

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NHS Kicks Off NeighborWorks Week By Painting The Town

06/06/14 at 02:13 PM | by Jillian Hanes

One of the greatest social needs is to feel like we belong – that we are a part of something bigger than ourselves.  Saturday, June 7, 2014 marks Neighborhood Housing Services’ 32nd annual Paint The Town™ community volunteer event which is our way of participating in National NeighborWorks Week.  From June 7-15th, NHS joins over 200 other NeighborWorks America® organizations across our country with a week of community revitalization activities to foster positive changes within our neighborhoods, and your support makes you a part of this giant effort to make healthier and more sustainable communities.

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Kwal Primes Paint The Town For Success

05/21/14 at 03:18 PM | by Jillian Hanes

Neighborhood Housing Services’ Paint The Town™ is only 2 weeks away! Paint has already been distributed to the teams, and soon Boise’s Bench will be spattered with freshly painted and revitalized homes.  As we prepare to pick up our brushes and rollers, we can’t help but be thankful for our paint supplier and event sponsor – Kwal Paint – that helps make this community event possible. 

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Paint The Town –Ready to Paint and Party

05/09/14 at 02:08 AM | by Jillian Hanes

Paint The Town™ is less than one month away, and we are so excited to bring back our original design – focusing our revitalization efforts in a few neighborhoods and reintroducing our Block Party! Saturday, June 7, 2014 marks Neighborhood Housing Services’ 32nd annual Paint The Town™ event, and by going back to our roots we hope to a) create an even larger and lasting impact within neighborhoods in the community, and b) encourage more camaraderie between the teams.

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Paint, Eat, Give with NHS

04/30/14 at 09:22 AM | by Jillian Hanes

Come celebrate Idaho Gives with Neighborhood Housing Services! This Thursday, May 1st, there will be events all over the Treasure Valley in celebration of this special day, and we have two opportunities where you can give to our non-profit while you are out enjoying the festivities. Join us at Bricolage Art Gallery in downtown Boise for some crafty activities and Texas Roadhouse in Nampa for some tasty barbeque!

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ACAR Gives To Idaho In A Big Way

04/25/14 at 03:40 PM | by Jillian Hanes

As we gear up for Idaho Gives on May 1st, Neighborhood Housing Services would like to thank all of our amazing teams and sponsors who make Paint The Town™ possible. This month we want to recognize Ada County Association of REALTORS® for its long-time, exemplary support of our affordable housing programs and community volunteer events, including Paint The Town™. The bar has been set especially high for this year’s Paint The Town. ™ ACAR, one of the event’s sponsors, will have an impressive 9 volunteer teams painting homes this June – three more teams than they had in 2013.

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Ella's Story - A Paint The Town Success

04/16/14 at 09:11 AM | by Jillian Hanes

Ask any volunteer for the Neighborhood Housing Services program, Paint The Town, ™ and they will tell you how rewarding the experience is for them. It’s hard not to get emotional as you watch a senior or disabled homeowner’s face light up as they see the finished product of their freshly painted home. Over the past 31 years, we have seen many touching stories where this event has improved the quality of life of deserving people. And Ella’s story is one that exemplifies the purpose of Paint The Town™ – a story of neighbors and community members giving back to a hardworking, 88 year old woman when she could not physically or financially paint her home.

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Get Ready to Give, Idaho

04/09/14 at 12:53 PM | by Jillian Hanes

Did you know that Idaho is the 6th most charitable state in the U.S.? According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Idahoans give 6.4% of our discretionary income to charities, and you have the opportunity to make a difference in your favorite program and to maintain this distinguished ranking by participating in Idaho Gives.

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Paint The Town Sponsors in the Spotlight

03/19/14 at 01:35 PM | by Jillian Hanes

With Paint The Town™ right around the corner, Neighborhood Housing Services would like to recognize this year’s sponsors. Their financial and in-kind donations ensure that this annual community event continues – allowing NHS staff and thousands of volunteers to serve low- to moderate-income homeowners, many of them senior and disabled, who are unable to maintain their homes.

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Paint The Town 2013 Report Available

08/14/13 at 03:47 AM

Paint The Town™ 2013 was a great success and Neighborhood Housing Services is excited to share the highlights of the great community impact this program has made in the Treasure Valley. On June 8th, 65 teams painted 58 homes, volunteering over 7200 hours in order to complete the revitalization projects.

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U.S. Bancorp Foundation Donates $11,000 to NHS

08/08/13 at 01:54 PM

Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) received an $11,000 general operating grant from U.S. Bancorp Foundation to support its affordable housing programs and outreach events. NHS appreciates U.S. Bancorp Foundation for its continued commitment to the success of NHS programs and improving Idaho communities.

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'Idaho Gives' $4,625 to NHS and Paint The Town

05/06/13 at 10:41 AM

Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) would like to thank Idaho and the generous donors who participated in Idaho Gives on May 2, 2013.  NHS participated in this one day, online giving campaign to support Paint The Town.  A total of 74 donors donated $4,625 to buy buckets of paint for the valley-wide event, taking place June 8, 2013. The paint will be used to revitalize homes for senior or disabled neighbors throughout Southwest Idaho. 

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NHS Teams Up With Texas Roadhouse for Idaho Gives May 2

04/26/13 at 12:53 PM | by Lesley Krone

Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS), one of the hundreds of Idaho nonprofits participating in Idaho Gives on May 2, is teaming up with Texas Roadhouse to celebrate the special statewide day of giving.

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IDAHO GIVES to Local Nonprofits May 2, 2013

04/12/13 at 02:48 PM | by Lesley Krone
Idaho Gives

Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) will participate in a state-wide giving day on May 2, 2013 called Idaho Gives. This online fundraising effort will raise over $500,000 for hundreds of Idaho nonprofit organizations in one day. From midnight -11:59pm a share of every dollar raised by Idaho nonprofits will be matched with funds from the Idaho Gives award pool. In addition, the top five organizations with the most unique donors will receive bonus grants.

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Paint The Town 2012 Report Is Now Available

08/30/12 at 06:00 AM | by Lesley Krone


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Zions Bank Donates $5,000 To NHS

08/06/12 at 02:16 PM

Neighborhood Housing Services is pleased to accept a general operating grant from Zions Bank in the amount of $5,000.

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Paint The Town 2012 RECAP

06/30/12 at 03:45 PM

With the help of our volunteer teams and financial support from our sponsors, Paint The Town 2012 was able to make a serious impact in our community.. Here are some of the statistics for this year.

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