Painters Union Repaints South Shore YMCA’s Germantown Neighborhood Center
In the holiday spirit, members of Painters Union District Council 35 donated their time, supplies, and skills to repaint the South Shore YMCA’s Germantown Neighborhood Center, a key community center and food pantry for Quincy residents. Union members painted the first-floor entryway, common areas, meeting rooms, and the food pantry space to revitalize the community center just in time for the holiday season.
“The South Shore YMCA’s Germantown Neighborhood Center exists for our community members to gather, learn, and connect with each other,” said Jeff Sullivan, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of IUPAT DC 35. “We’re proud to give back to the community by donating our time to make the center more inviting.”
The Painters Union volunteered at the space between December 9th through December 13th, making it the second time the union has helped to transform the area. In 2009, the union painted the Center’s bottom floor recreation area, music area, and community space.
“The Center isn’t just a place for our community members to visit – for many, it’s an essential resource, especially around this time of year,” said Claire Brennan, South Shore YMCA Germantown Neighborhood Center Associate Executive Director. “Many rely on our food pantry, afterschool programs, and advocacy programs year-round. By repainting our space, the Painters Union is helping keep this center the vibrant, welcoming place it needs to be.”