Community Action
of Southeast Iowa
2850 Mt Pleasant St, Suite 108
Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: 319-753-0193
Helping people.
      Changing lives.

Special Events

Annual Paint-a-Thon

The Annual Paint-a-Thon is a collaborative effort between Community Action of Southeast Iowa, Two Rivers Bank and Diamond Vogel Paint. The event started in 1993 and is held on a Saturday in September every year.

Two Rivers Bank provides the advertising, pays for volunteer t-shirts and the luncheon. Diamond Vogel supplies all the paint that is used and Community Action helps choose the houses to be painted and does small repairs on the houses if necessary.

In 20 years over 11,000 volunteers have helped paint 426 homes in Des Moines County using 6,650 gallons of paint.

Volunteers from many community organizations volunteer to help paint with their “team”. It is a great way to help people and help the community. Volunteers usually go to their prospective house around 8:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning and most of the houses are completed by noon. Then volunteers, workers and owners are welcome to enjoy lunch provided by Two Rivers bank at a pre-determined location.

For more information on how to get involved, please call us at 319-753-0193.

Our Mission:

Community Action is dedicated to alleviating the conditions and causes of poverty by building partnerships and strengthening people through quality services.