Five Star Painting Helps Revitalize At-Risk Boys' Facility

Bald Ridge Lodge receives fresh coat of ceiling paint to benefit boys in need

CUMMING, Ga. (Oct. 1, 2014) – Five Star Painting led a 15-person volunteer effort as part of Five Star Cares National Day of Paint, delivering a new coat of ceiling paint to the Bald Ridge Lodge, a non-profit stabilization and assessment center for at-risk boys.

Five Star Painting’s Alpharetta, Cumming, and Lawrenceville, Ga. franchise owners teamed up with a group of volunteers on Sept. 27 to paint the facility’s kitchen ceiling, hallway ceiling and activities room ceiling, in addition to approximately 20 doorjambs.

“Everything looks great, fresh and clean,” the facility’s Executive Director Heidi Snarey said. “Adding new paint to the ceiling and trim is a great way to help our residents feel at home. Not only was Five Star Painting’s service helpful for our agency as far as making the lodge cleaner through new paint, but it also brought awareness to what our organization is and the boys we serve.”

The Bald Ridge Lodge, which houses up to 12 boys at a time ranging from ages 12-18, provides counseling, mentoring and community support, while engaging the young men in positive activities. The goal of the organization is to reunify families, while making residents and families stronger.

“We wanted to give back to the community and make a positive difference in the living egaironment for the boys at this lodge,” said Scott Specker, owner of Five Star Painting of Cumming. “Some of us were able to meet four of the boys at the lodge. They were really appreciative, and it was neat to make an impact that way.”

Five Star Cares is a community outreach program designed to give back to local communities within the Five Star Painting franchise system. Beyond revitalizing surfaces through paint, Five Star Painting hopes to make a positive difference for those in need through its Five Star Cares program.

“Five Star Painting did an awesome job, along with their volunteers,” Barbara Kastner, Bald Ridge Lodge Program Director said. “We always try to keep the lodge as clean and neat as possible, and the new paint really goes a long ways for us. I know this means a lot to the boys, because this is their home.”