Outdoors, four people, table with paint supplies, True Value Hardware sign

A fresh coat of paint brightens any room, and this summer Central Valley Academy is refreshing its learning environment with 20 gallons of donated paint. Central Valley Academy was selected as the winner of a paint grant through Ilion True Value Hardware’s partnership with True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future program. A True Value Foundation paint grant helps improve learning environments and can have an impact on youth attitudes and performance. Over 1,800 schools and youth-development focused organizations across the country have been awarded paint since the program’s inception in 2009, covering over 22 million square feet of learning space. 

Partnering with True Value Foundation, Ilion True Value Hardware nominated Central Valley Academy for a 20-gallon paint grant to help refresh youth learning spaces.  

True Value’s EasyCare Ultra-Premium Acrylic Latex paint has earned the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark via an independent certification program established in the United States, which helps consumers identify products more suitable for people with asthma and allergies. The program performs physical and chemical testing on products to ensure they minimize irritants and pollutants in the air and reduce potential exposure to allergens. The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark is awarded only to products that are scientifically proven to reduce potential exposure to asthma and allergy triggers. 

Central Valley Academy is using the paint to give their gym, meeting rooms and cafeteria a much-needed makeover. The more than 600 students and staff will enjoy learning and meeting in the newly painted facility. 

“Through True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future program, we’re able to help Central Valley Academy and give back to the community we love to serve,” said Debi Cristiano, family spokesperson for the Cristiano Family, owners of Ilion True Value Hardware. “The donation will not only save the organization money, but more importantly will create an environment that fosters learning, inspires creativity and instills community pride.”

True Value Foundation unites retailers in helping improve the lives of children in the communities True Value serves. The foundation advocates for youth and serves as a catalyst to provide tools and resources to help youth realize their dreams and achieve their potential. We encourage our partners to get involved and give back through volunteerism, mentorship, community improvements, and raising funds.