About Paint The Town

Since 1982, thousands of volunteers start each summer with Paint the Town™. They generously donate their time and resources to paint and fix up homes for neighbors who are unable to do it themselves.  Paint the Town™, one of the largest volunteer events in Idaho, is a community service program supported by donations from organizations and caring individuals. It impacts the entire community by restoring neighborhood pride, increasing property values, and bringing community members together to improve our neighborhoods.


32 Years of Revitalization

86,498                   Volunteers

448,592                 Volunteer Hours

3,160                     Projects

39,120                   Gallons of Paint

57,115                   Brushes

14,497                   Tubes of Caulk 


Making a Difference

"I am so grateful for all your hard work and love. Right now all I want to do is sit and look at my house.  This is truly a wonderful gift." - Janice

"I want to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers from your organization that painted my house during Paint The Town.  Their hard work and spirit of generosity will always be remembered and appreciated." -Leann

"I certainly appreciate the wonderful team that painted my home.  Everyone who stops by exclaims over how nice it looks... I just want to say thank you to all the folks who made this possible." - Kathleen


The Organization Behind Paint The Town

Paint the Town™ is a program of NeighborWorks Boise, a local non-profit organization.  NHS started Paint the Town™ in 1983 (then known as Paint Your Heart Out).  After a few years of success, NeighborWorks Boise shared this program model with other communities throughout the country.  It has become a nationwide program, implemented in hundreds of communities, but started right here in Boise, Idaho.  We are proud to continue this tradition of helping our neighbors revitalize their homes, allowing them to continue living independently as an active member of our great community.

NeighborWorks Boise offers an array of housing-related programs aimed to support Idaho families in their quest to homeownership.  Our services include homeownership and foreclosure prevention counseling, mortgage lending, affordable apartment communities, and the rehabilitation and construction of affordable homes.  We may be most well known for Paint the Town™ and Rake Up Boise™, but we are much more!  Learn more at


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