Rocking and Rolling: Children give their time and effort in community event
Since 1995, the “Rolling in Rock Hill” project has painted more than 250 homes using more than 1,500 volunteers, according to the City of Rock Hill. Residents of the Children’s Attention Home took part in this year’s event, working to restore a home’s exterior.
“Our September service project, ‘Rolling in Rock Hill,’ was indeed a time to remember,” said Sharada Abraham, Volunteer Programs Coordinator at the Home. “This opportunity allowed our children to paint a home for someone who is physically or financially unable to do it themselves.”
The children attended a prep day on the Thursday prior to their scheduled paint day, where they scraped, cleaned, pressure washed, and lined the windows and trim of the home with painter’s tape.
According to the City of Rock Hill, the Home’s children participated alongside local city government agencies, churches, businesses, civic organizations and other volunteers to work together during the event. Hundreds of volunteers work in teams to paint the houses each year.
“(The kids) were so excited to be working together to give the home a makeover, and they were beaming with joy as they were able to make an impact in the Rock Hill community,” Abraham said. “This project was very near and dear to their hearts.”