The Burlington Paint-a-Thon is a citywide volunteer organization that is sponsored by Diamond Vogel Paints, Two Rivers Bank and Community Action. Zion Church is teamed with the other UCC churches in the area to form "Team UCC." Our team has been involved with painting homes in Burlington and West Burlington for many years. Our team is assigned a home in need of painting in mid-August.
The homeowner is allowed to choose what color they want their home painted. The week of Paint-a-Thon begins the Tuesday after Labor Day and ends on the Saturday after Labor Day. During the week, prep work is done on the homes. This includes scraping, caulking, glazing, weed, bush and tree trimming and removal and, at times, minor repair work to the outside of the home. Then the painting and trim work begins until the house ends up looking like new.