Do you have paint sitting around that you need to get rid of? Dispose of your paint, help the environment, provide paint to those in need, and support the Milton High School's Social Innovators Academy by donating your old paint! Drop off all of your paint at this "drive-through" donation event Saturday, May 18 from 10AM-2PM in the MILTON HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT. All paint will be donated to Global Paint for Charities. See the attached forms for additional information.
How much do I have to pay for every can/container paint I bring?
Every can/container of paint, regardless of size, costs $1 in ONLY CASH. This fee goes directly to Global Paint for Charity to pay for the processing of your paint as well as the redistribution. We will also be accepting cash donations all of which go directly to Global Paint for Charity.
Why donate my paint to Global Paint for Charity?
Global Paint for Charity, unlike many organizations that collect paint, actually processes and redistributes collected paint rather than simply disposing of it. The paint you donate will be mixed together, cleaned, and repackaged to be shipped internationally to poor communities. The paint will help those communities lessen the spread of disease and increase cleanliness as painted surfaces kill and protect against harmful bacteria. Donating your paint to Global Paint for Charity will also benefit the environment by preventing improper disposal of paint and the dangerous chemicals it contains.
What type of paint do you accept?
We CANNOT accept any oil based paints. Please bring only latex paints. Additionally, we CANNOT accept any dried paint, spackle, or any paint contained in rusty cans. Please make sure that the can is at least 25% full.
Where, exactly, is the drive located within Milton High?
The drive will be held in the carpool lane outside Milton High School.
When I arrive, how will the drive actually work?
The drive has been designed to be as efficient and convenient as possible, so the event will be operated as a drive-thru. All you have to do is pull into the Milton High School carpool lane and stay in your car as we handle the paint collection, inspection, and payment. After you we have gathered all of your paint from your vehicle and you have paid, you are all set to go!
What happens if I bring paint that does not adhere to the regulations?
We ask that you do your best to ensure that your paint does meet regulations prior to arriving at the drive. In the case that your paint does not meet regulation, we will still take said paint; however, this paint cannot be taken by Global Paint for Charity and will therefore simply be disposed of rather than benefiting the environment and third-world communities.
Is my payment tax deductible?
Your payment as well as any donations are tax deductible. Upon giving your paint and cash, you will have the option to be provided with an official tax receipt from Global Paint for Charity.