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Community service is a passion for us. We feel that it is our civic duty and social responsibility to care for our friends and neighbors, especially those in need. Claffey’s Painting is grateful to have the ability to participate in the many exciting projects and programs that arise each year.

We are proud to be part of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. Our general manager, Kevin Kalberg serves as a Board member of the Chamber of Commerce. Kevin is also the Chairperson of the East King County Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition, an advocacy group for small-businesses in Washington State. In addition, Kevin also serves as Vice President of the Greater Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce.

Some wonderful community groups we’ve had the privilege to assist:

  • Claffey’s Painting Scholarship Program- President’s Service Award
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • Friends of Youth Tree House Foster Home
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Life Support – Thinking Big About Saving Lives visit Web site
  • Painting a Better Tomorrow visit Web site
  • Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce Santa Breakfast
  • Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation – visit Web site
  • Vine Maple Place – visit Web site

Scroll down to read more about some of these amazing projects!

Claffey’s Teams up with
The Concierge Guild of Seattle and RTS

The Concierge Guild of Seattle (CGS) teamed up once again with RTS in the effort of preserving and revitalizing low-income houses and communities. RTS is the local chapter of the nationwide effort that involves more than 225,000 volunteers repairing over 8,500 homes on one special day. On April 24th, a RTS group organized through Richard Petrone (Pan Pacific Hotel) volunteered to help improve the lives of the less advantaged homeowners by repairing their homes to provide safety, warmth and independence.

Many Thanks to Claffey’s Painting for donating the paint and the man hours that it took to paint the house.

Vine Maple Place

Vine Maple Place is a Christian organization that provides transitional housing and support services to homeless families with children to help them build lives of hope, stability, and greater self-sufficiency. Recognizing the urgent need for affordable housing for homeless parents and children, several Maple Valley churches joined with the community in 2000 to acquire and refurbish four rundown duplexes in Maple Valley and Vine Maple Place was born. They focus on the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the families here as well as the need for safe, affordable housing.

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce
Business of the year – 2006

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce represents a majority of Valley businesses ranging from high-tech, industrial, family-owned, and home-based businesses. We work directly with business owners and city, county, and state leaders promoting commerce and becoming actively involved in community affairs.

Tree House Foster Home 2004

The Friends of Youth is a local youth services organization that provides enrichment and transitional care to at-risk children. On June 22 2004, Claffey’s painted the Friends of Youth Tree House Foster Home in North Bend, WA. Our crew painted the interior and exterior of this facility and the paint was donated by the Issaquah Sherwin Williams. Friends of Youth does outstanding work and Claffey’s was thrilled to be of service. What a fun way to spend a summer day!
www.friendsofyouth.org

Life Support – Thinking Big About Saving Lives

Since its inception in August 1999, Life Support has diligently worked to raise the needed funds to improve the Emergency Medical Services and Health Care of Upper Kittitas County and surrounding communities. Life Support, which began with five community members, has since grown to over 30 dedicated volunteers and is guided by an elite Board of Directors.

Through countless volunteer hours combined with, a positive and progressive vision Life Supports unwavering commitment is evident. All of us together are making a difference and the best is yet to come.

Claffey’s is proud to be an Event Supportor for Life Support
www.lifesupporti90.org

Snoqualmie Ridge
Blitz Build 2001

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, non-denominational housing organization. Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 100,000 houses in 79 countries, including some 30,000 houses across the United States. Homeowner families are chosen according to their need; their ability to repay the no-profit, no-interest mortgage; and their willingness to work. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their labor–sweat equity–into building their home and the homes of others.

Last year Claffey’s participated in the mighty Habitat “Blitz Build” project at Snoqualmie Ridge. Blitz Build was a project in which 2,500 volunteers gathered over 12 days to build 20 new homes on land donated by Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company at its Snoqualmie Ridge planned community. Six of Claffey’s painters helped on four homes during two days of the project. We found that the involvement in large-scale, challenging volunteer projects is exactly the kind of charity we love to be a part of!
www.habitatforhumanity.com