Paint Your Heart Out

Paint Your Heart Out is an annual service project done in collaboration with Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity and heavily supported by local contractors, tradesmen, businesses and service clubs.  Each year, a number of houses are painted by volunteers for homeowners who need a helping hand.  It was initiated in the spring of 2014, designed to help elderly, disabled, and needy residents while beautifying Punta Gorda. PYHO does more than paint homes.  It sends a message of pride and builds a sense of community spirit and unity that lasts long after this day of service is over.  

The 6th Annual Paint Your Heart Out will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Seven homes will be painted this year. Volunteers are needed. If you can spare some time, please email ( or call the TEAM office at 941-637-8326.



TEAM Punta Gorda and Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity joined forces with local businesses and more than one hundred enthusiastic volunteers February 3 to provide a much needed facelift to the exteriors of seven area homes. This important outreach project celebrates its fifth year of service to homeowners who are elderly, disabled or low-income.

 “These volunteers take pride in helping the needy in the community and improving the neighborhoods,” said TEAM CEO Nancy Johnson. “This project is completely self-funded, with contributions from individuals, clubs, and businesses.” This year’s Signature Sponsor is the Punta Gorda Rotary Club.

Serving local in-need residents in this manner sends a message of pride and builds a sense of community spirit and unity that lasts long after the paint day. A huge “thank you” to the individual volunteers, who helped make this day of giving back a tremendous success. Thanks also to volunteer groups from Charlotte State Bank and Trust, Charlotte High, Gilchrist Pickleballers, IYC Women, Suncoast Credit Union, the Punta Gorda Rotary Club and TEAM Punta Gorda.

Monetary and in-kind donations are critical to the success of Paint Your Heart Out. Needed home repairs and pressure washing are completed well before volunteers arrive with paint brushes in hand. A light landscaping “make over” is provided to one home by TEAM volunteers. Donated mailboxes from Home Depot are painted by talented artists from the Visual Arts Center and installed at each home.

Many of these 2018 sponsors and donors have supported PYHO since its inception:

 Fargo Homes, Landsberg Bennett, Gilchrist Pickleballers, the Loren Family, Suncoast Credit Union and Sage Homes.  Sushila Cherin,  Dutcher, Jeffrey F Joffe, DMD,  Harbor Homes, Bibi Sahtar and Anthony Gray.  In-kind donors include Dunkin Donuts, Joshua Citrus, Home Depot, Hoover Pressure Cleaning, Peace River Distributing, Valspar and Wooster Brush Company.  Special thanks to Deep Creek Community Church for providing the morning assembly station.

If you would like to be a part of next year’s Paint Your Heart Out project in any capacity, please contact TEAM at