The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades knows the importance of giving back to our communities. We have done everything from providing school supplies to children, to picking up litter in local parks. The more active we are in our communities, the more we help the IUPAT grow as an organization.
On September 10, 2016, volunteers from District Council 51 helped paint classrooms at Booker T. Washington Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland. Maryland State Delegate Antonio Hayes contacted DC 51 about the project, and asked for their assistance. Delegate Hayes had over 20 volunteers for the work he wanted done, including kids with no painting experience. He requested members of DC 51 to guide the kids in painting the classrooms.
Booker T. Washington Middle School is not only an institute for education, it is also a historical landmark for the African American community. It has matriculated many notable leaders, including Thurgood Marshall and Judge George Russell.
The IUPAT thanks the members of District Council 51 for volunteering their time and expertise to this project. We encourage all of our district councils to continue participating in community projects. Your efforts will have a lasting impact on those you help and will also help the IUPAT grow as a union.