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Rosarian Students Paint Their Hearts Out to Help Local Fily Afflicted with MS and ALS

Led by Rosarian AcademyÕs National Junior Honor Society, 15 students spent this past Saturday, March 12 painting the Palm Beach Gardens home of a fily of four with the mother suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the father from yotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

As part of its sponsorship of Paint Your Heart Out, the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County provided the recycled paint and painting supplies at no cost to the homeowner. In addition to painting, the students also helped with landscaping provided by Rosarian parent Serena Wilson.

ÒIt was a great event because the students had an opportunity to serve a local fily in need while also learning valuable life skills,Ó said Mr. Patrick Hansen, Rosarian teacher and NJHS moderator. ÒThe students donated their entire Saturday morning which really reflects their character and commitment to service.”

Paint Your Heart Out Palm Beach County is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that offers assistance to the elderly, disabled and low-income filies with children. Through Paint Your Heart Out, more than 80 homes are painted or repaired yearly. The Solid Waste Authority donates more than 7,000 gallons of recycled paint a year to non-profit and governmental agencies. For more information on Palm Beach CountyÕs solid waste, recycling progrs and their dedication to improving our community, visit www.swa.org.