Painting Hope was created with the mission to enrich lives of families affected by breast cancer. The message is simple, it is about letting someone know their value, their place and significance even in the middle of a stifling experience. Rodrigo Vasconcellos started Painting Hope in 2015 as a way to make a difference in the community during Breast Cancer Awareness month. His motivations aren’t entirely born out of an altruistic spirit, disconnected from personal experiences. He too has been intimately affected by breast cancer and its ripple effects. Sonia, his mother, a survivor, warrior and graceful human being with far too many qualities to list, is the fuel behind our courage, the thought behind the action, the reason for the deed. Her life’s mission was to care for others, and in her death we commit to living out that mission. Where cancer once promoted despair we intend to combat it with hope, in her name, in her true essence.
How Painting Hope Works
Each year we ask our local community to submit stories of a family they know who is currently battling cancer or is in someway affected by it and does not have the means to undergo a painting renovation. Once these stories are submitted, the Palette Pro team vote on the top candidates and announce the winner soon after. The recipient receives up to $10,000 worth of FREE painting services. All of our employees, and even some friends and family, volunteer their time to the recipient. A freshly painted home can brighten their outlook and touch their lives.
Submit a Family
As we begin planning for our next Painting Hope Project, we would like to invite our clients, friends, and family to help us spread the word and nominate someone that is currently battling cancer or is in someway affected by it. Please click here to fill out the form to submit an entry or contact us if you would like to be part of this year’s Painting Hope Project.
Previous Painting Hope Project
In 2015, we had the opportunity to meet an amazing family that was battling Breast Cancer. The Kates family was the first recipient of our Painting Hope Project, and we were blessed for the opportunity to touch their lives by painting their home. Please view their story and home transformation below.