Brownsboro Hardware paints it forward

Paint donations are loaded into a ReStore truck.

Many homes in the Louisville area will be getting a colorful facelift, thanks to the generosity of Brownsboro Hardware & Paint. Not only that, but more homes in the city also will be built as a result. The company recently donated some $10,000 in new paint to Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

ReStore will have the paint available for customers at reduced rates at their two retail locations, and proceeds from the sales will go to help more local families in need of affordable housing.

“We are passionate about helping our community,” added Jim Lehrer, co-owner of Brownsboro Hardware & Paint. “The loyalty and support of our existing customers enables us to ‘pay it forward’ with this gift of paint to the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores. It is fitting that a hardware and paint store such as ours is able to provide supplies that will help people paint their homes and assist in building new ones.”

Brownsboro Hardware & Paint recently celebrated its 61st anniversary. The retailer was named to the 2020 class of HBSDealer Hardware Store All Stars, representing the state of Kentucky.

“The Louisville Habitat ReStore is grateful for Brownsboro Hardware’s paint donation,” said Angela Brooks, director of the Louisville Habitat ReStore. “Through the support of community-minded partners like Brownsboro Hardware, the proceeds from the sale of their donations will be reinvested back into Habitat’s mission to help local families build stable, affordable housing.”