Reggie Jackson's Literacy Lounge

DETROIT (March 2, 2017) –Five Star Painting of Ortonville, a local painting services company, owned by Anthony and Sue Bruce, gave back to their community by painting the walls in the Reggie Jackson Literacy Lounge at Bow Elementary in Detroit on Feb. 23.

Five Star Painting of Ortonville teamed up with Joe Sheets of Sherwin Williams, to donate the paint, and painted two of the walls in literacy lounge of the elementary school. The job was requested by Jill Donnelly, who works for Prolanthropy, an organization that pairs young children with professional athletes that want to give back to their community through spending time with the students in the lounge.

“Sue and I have strong feelings about the importance of a good education and the hard work underpaid teachers are doing,” said Anthony Bruce. “Everyone was extremely pleased with the results.”

The literacy lounge provides a space where students can go to learn, read and spend time with others at school. Five Star Painting of Ortonville’s services helped to make this area a place where kids are excited to hang out. Keep scrolling for awesome before and after photos!

“The response was outstanding,” said Sue Bruce. “They could hardly believe we were doing this for them.”

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to open Reggie’s Literacy Lounge at Bow Elementary on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

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(Pictured) Reggie Jackson of the Detroit Pistons and Anthony Bruce of Five Star Painting of Ortonville

Five Star Painting has more than 150 independently owned and operated franchise locations throughout North America. For more information about Five Star Painting of Ortonville, call 248-817-4992 or visit


Reggie Jackson Literacy Lounge at Bow Elementary in Detroit - before painting walls


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