Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) is an exterior home preservation service that offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping, minor repair services and installation of handicap ramps for qualified individuals. Homeowners are selected based on income, need, and ability to repay the cost of materials used.
ABWK helps low-income homeowners who are impacted by age, disability and family circumstances, and are struggling to maintain the exterior of their homes, The goal is to help them reclaim their homes with pride and dignity.
A Brush with Kindness uses volunteer labor, donated materials whenever possible, and no interest, short-term loans. Homeowners pay a small deposit up front, based on the estimated cost of the materials needed to do the project. Labor is donated by a team of skilled volunteers while the final cost of materials is paid back by the homeowner in order to fund a future ABWK project.
Recently, completed ABWK projects include a renovation in partnership with the Plymouth Taskforce for the Homeless, and the installation of a handicap ramp for a homeowner who otherwise would have had difficulty leaving the confines of his home. For those who cannot afford to make minor repairs, A Brush with Kindness is essential to keeping their living conditions pleasant and safe.
If you, or someone you know, qualifies for affordable housing, owns a home, and needs assistance with spring cleanup or other minor projects, call our office at 508-866-4188 to request an application. A Brush with Kindness goes a long way!