The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara Gets a Makeover

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The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara Gets a Makeover
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Source: Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara

On Wednesday, May 8, the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara got a major facelift with the help of volunteers and local businesses. Sixteen painters arrived at 7AM in the morning for a full day of repainting the local youth center. Sherwin-Williams coordinated and fully supplied the project as part of their “National Painting Week.”

Sherwin-Williams contributes staff time, paint, and equipment every year to a selected nonprofit and plans community painting across the country during April and May. Brandt Schoenbeck and Jim Rhein from Sherwin-Williams worked to coordinate their staff, along with reaching out to four additional local painting companies: Austin’s Painting, Pacific Painting Company, Van Wyk Painting, and Perfection Painting, who sent their best professional painters to help in the project. The Sherwin-Williams at 617 Chapala St. and their manager Eddie Gose supplied all of the paint & painting materials. 

“The Club could not be more grateful. Thank you to all of these wonderful volunteers who are spending the day giving this beloved Club the makeover it needs,” said the Boys & Girls Club of SB’s Executive Director Laurie Leis. “This project was a great collaborative effort, for the day but so much more needs to be done to this old building,” she said. A huge thank you to the individuals who donated their time & expertise to this project.

From Sherwin Williams: Brandt Schoenbeck, Jim Rhein, Dane Schuett, Eddie Gose, Raphael Torrez, Nelson Cahcon, Christina Garcia, and Jacob Kent; from Pacific Painting: Carlos Ramirez and Ricardo Navarro; from Van Wyk Painting: Keith Shaffner and Nate Mcbrayer; and from Perfection Painting: Cesar Pelcastre and Mario Contreras.


The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara (BGCSB) is a nonprofit afterschool youth development center and summer camp provider that offers tutoring, leadership programs, year-round sports, educational resources, and other affordable opportunities for children for only $40 per year. To find out more about BGCSB or how you can help give this building the love it deserves, visit or call them at (805) 962-2382.


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a-1557760681 May 13, 2019 08:18 AM
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara Gets a Makeover

What uplifting news! Looks great!! Thanks to each of you who contributed time, labor, money or leadership. You made it happen! Your photo is a keeper. The Club was home away from home for my son who learned many life lessons there, and maintains lifelong friends with boys, coaches and their families who became part of our lives. It is where varied ethnicities, and socio-economic classes, and languages meet to develop friendships over fair play and accountability for behavior which results in successful networking skills. Boys Club Kids can lead trainings at public schools on how to become valued community leaders, and employers or employees. Support The Club, if you don’t already!

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