At Brook Lane Health Services, an old spring house had to be torn down in
order to make room for the new hospital wing.  At the February, 2005  AVP
General Meeting, the membership approved painting the roofing slates from
the spring house as a fund raiser for the chapter.  The chapter sold the  
slates at a discounted price to Brook Lane so the hospital could market them
to raise funds for their programs.
COMMUNITY PROJECTS
APPLE VALLEY PAINTERS
2006 Habitat for Humanity Project
For many years, Apple Valley Painters has painted projects and centerpieces for the
Habitat for HumanityDinner Auction. In 2006  a cherry china/knick-knack cabinet
with glass doors was  painted by chapter volunteers and  was dontaed  for the Habitat
for the Humanity Auction.   Members were  requested to paint additional items for the
auction.
Brook Lane Health Services Project
Below is a classroom at the Smithsburg Valley
Baptist Church,
Smithsburg, MD painted by volunteer AVP members
.
AVP volunteers Barb Noel, Stephanie Whitenton-Cox,
Connie Martin and Jacky Wingert, painted a wall at the
Brook Lane Health Services facility.
Hand -painted cabinet painted by AVP volunteers
for Habitat for Humanity Auction - April 1, 2006
MEMORY BOX PROGRAM
Paper mache boxes are painted by members of Apple Valley Painters and donated to four local
hospitals for distribution to bereaved parents who have lost an infant.   These boxes are
donated to bring comfort, and love and to acknowledge that their child is very special and is
used to save small momentos of their infant.
Samples of  Memory Boxes
Hand Painted Quilt and pillows for the
2007 Habitat for Humanity Dinner
Auction
Participating AVP members with quilt and pillows.
15th  Annual Habitat for Humanity Dinner Auction
Saturday,  April 12, 2008
Theme:  "UnderConstruction - You Helped Build  It"
AVP Members painted garden/work totes for centerpieces.
June 21,2008
Paint for Freedom Project
AVP members are Soldier's Angels and are on a
Wounded TLC Team.  Painting wooden mementos
for those in the military who are ill or have been  
wounded  and sometimes suffer catastrophic
injuries while serving to protect our country, is our
way of saying "Thank You" for their dedication to
our country.
Painting Pattern provided by Toni McGuire,
CDA.
*Picture provided
by Ellen Baker
Creative Services
March, 2009 Brooklane
Children's Therapy Room
Designed and Painted by AVP
Members, Ruth and Kathie
Paint for Freedom
Ongoing Project
OPERATION WRITE HOME
Operation Write Home's Mission is to support our nation's armed forces by
sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of
gratitude to encourage them.
What can you do? Send cards, donate supplies, sponsor a shipment with
a financial donation, write a letler to a hero.  There are so many ways that
individuals, groups and companies can help - join in the effort to support
those who protect us!   For more information go to:
OPERATIONWRITEHOME.ORG

facebook.com/OPWritehome
twitter.com/OpWritehome
October 5, 2012
Laurel Hall, Brook Lane Satellite, Frederick, MD
Howard's Art and Frames,
Hagerstown, MD
7th Annual Art for the Animals
Challenge

For a donation of $1, participating AVP
members painted 5 x 7 canvases, framed
by Howards, for display and a silent
auction at Howards, Oct. 6th - Oct.
25th.  Proceeds  go to the Annual Art for
the Animals Challenge.   Proceeds are
used for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
(seeing eye dogs).
October is International Decorative Painting Month with the Society
of Decorative Painters.  October 13th is Paint With Children Day.  To
honor this day, several AVP members went to Laurel Hall
School,Frederick, MD a satellite school of Brook Lane,  and worked
with 17 1st through 12th grade students, helping them to  come up
with original designs to paint on gourd bird houses to take home.  
Students earned the right to attend this class by managing their
behavior that week.
Wall at Brook Lane Facility Painted by AVP Members  2013
Volunteers from Apple Valley Painters volunteered their time to
assist painting  make-up on  faces for the student characters at
Williamsport  High School for 7 presentations of the Broadway
play Cats.
WILLIAMSPORT HIGH SCHOOL
APRIL 12 - 20, 2013
C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick, MD
Members Display Art Work
Sept. & Oct., 2013
Howard's Art and Frames
Annual Art Show 2014
Art for the Animals
Members participated by donating
painted canvases.