The World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control estimated that 3 million children die each year from diarrhea and bad germs on interior surfaces including unpainted walls and unsanitary conditions, also mosquito viruses result in the deaths of more than 6 million people every year. And just one touch of a latex paint on the wall is to become the latest solution to reduce the number of deaths by 75% in developing countries every year.
Nearly 150 million gallons of paints end up as waste in The United States, United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand combined. At the same time, nearly 2.5 billion people in developing countries live on less than $2 a day can’t save enough to buy a gallon of paint. When people paint their home or a plant is closed, they have a lot of "paint." Unfortunately, some of this "paint" is perfectly new or half-full that could be donated to community in need rather than thrown away. Today, we've mobilized over 200 companies across 25 states in the U.S. and 5 countries to donate their non-consumable paint for our humble cause.
Although Global Paint for Charity has made tremendous progress in its mission, the lack of paint in many developing countries remains a true challenge. In many countries people are cutting down of trees for firewood with stones and soil to make color powders to paint with, and fruits and vegetable (i.e. beets, lime, carrots etc.) have to be used to paint. This outdated practice existed hundred thousand of years ago, simply because people didn't have the today's technology to make paint. We all can agree, people who live on $2 a day should not have to use their fruit and food resources to beautify their homes. Global Paint for Charity works to help the underprivileged families that otherwise could not save enough to buy a bucket of paint by supplying the good quality of paint to reduce deforestation and eliminate outdated activities to make paint.
The Global Paint for Charity, Inc. (AKA "GPC" or "Global Paint") is a non-profit organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia working together with commercial businesses, residential households and other not-for-profit organizations in an effort to recycle Latex paint to change lives and protect the environment. We started our programs in March 2010, hoping to collect 500 gallons of paint to renovate schools and orphanages in the Caribbean and Africa within the year. In fact, the paint was collected in a single day was unbelievable. The spectacular response from our supporters, partners, volunteers and the media has encouraged us to continue to collect paint and raise money to distribute paint in many very poor villages in isolated rural locations around the world as we can. We have redistributed more than 120,000 gallons of paint to help with renovation and rejuvenation of family homes, homeless shelters, schools, churches, orphanages, and hospitals in many major cities in the U.S. and targeted communities around the world.
There is a huge need for paint in the world. Very many of the existing family homes, schools, churches, orphanages, and buildings that we have seen in 18 developing countries are in such a poor state of renovation and beautification that they are not only uninhabitable in the rainy season but also dangerously close to collapse. Together, we can bring hope, color, happiness, pride, encouragement, uplift the spirit of many underserved families living in slum areas and poor environmental conditions, put smiles on many faces in different continents one gallon at a time. We provide excellent feedback to all our partners and supporters, we constantly post photos of our achieved projects on our social media networks and Before and After Pictures Gallery.
Many of the communities that we help to rejuvenate and beautify have no electricity, clean drinking water, no toilets, in order to ensure sustainable development in these areas we are hoping to be able to offer additional items in these communities including solar powered electricity, clean drinking water and building of new toilets. This will ensure sustainable community and enable the use of computers as well as providing light in the evenings. Your help will make a real difference to people's lives around the world and help eradicate the causes and effects of poverty and sanitation.
Are you an experienced grant writer or fundraiser? Can you write dynamic copy that will bring attention to a cause you believe in? Are you passionate about the world and want to make a difference? Global Paint for Charity is looking for a person with a background in Grant Writing for nonprofits or sports and entertainment to help us to sustain and expand our paint recycling and donation programs, and other programs such as recruiting volunteers for our frequent painting projects for low-income families and homeless centers.
This is not a traditional job. It is an opportunity to assist our organization and volunteer for a humble cause for less than a one-year term. Global Paint for Charity now collects unused paint from residences and businesses, recycles it and provides it to paint schools, hospitals, orphanages, churches, libraries, and family homes worldwide. This generous cause also protects the environment from the improper disposal of paint. As the success of the organization grows, this individual will lead additional team members to ensure all marketing tasks and fundraising activities continue to be completed to high standards with maximum efficiency.
Regular Work Activities -System development, implementation, and management -Information management -Review contracts/proposals -Donors/Volunteers/Customers/vendor relations -Data Entry Key Skills -Strong written and verbal communication skills -Exceptional organizational and project management abilities -Bookkeeping skills -Great ability to focus -Concerned about doing things the right way -Calm under pressure -Learning based -Service-based attitude -Proven ability to succeed -Tech Savvy
If you are interested in the above internship opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position in the subject line. If your education and background are not in the above list, you can also send to us your Resume and cover letter and your wished position. We will consider your applicant according to our availability. This Grant Writing position is for an candidate who understands the art of persuasion and donor and volunteer cultivation. Grant writing experience is a plus. Please supply examples of successful Grant Writing campaigns in which you have been involved. The Grant Writing Intern Candidate will work with our executive staff and Board of Directors to develop grant materials, cash and inkind resources and new strategies to help build and improve our organization.
- Event Planning / Management
- Resource Development / Management
- Grant Writing / Research
- Community Outreach
- Program Management
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- Orientation or Training
- As much as required for Grant writing and Fundrais