Westlake painting company donates to Youth Challenge

Mary Sue Tanis, Youth Challenge Founder and Executive Director (front left), accepts the donation from brothers Tim and Zac Patton, co-owners of Patton Painting. They are joined by other Patton Painting staffers (back, l-to-r) Renee Ditchburn, Katy Wagner, Carl Segura and Dave Barna.

A company known for brightening people’s homes with a fresh coat of color lit up faces at Youth Challenge with a generous donation to the non-profit.

Patton Painting, a Westlake painting and contracting business, raised money for YC with its annual Painter-for-a-Day Giveaway contest. For each person who entered their to-do list or scheduled a consultation during December, Patton Painting donated $10 to Youth Challenge. There were six winners and $1,450 raised for YC.

“Supporting those who ‘do good work’ in our community has always been important to the ownership and employees of Patton Painting,” says Carl Segura, who handles marketing and communications for the 15-year-old residential/commercial painting company. “We contribute to local organizations every year, usually through donations to charity auctions and similar events. We’ve added year-end campaigns like this the past several years as a way to try to make a bigger impact – both on our customers and our community.”

Patton Painting’s donation will help Youth Challenge continue to serve more than 220 participants with physical disabilities and 450 teen volunteers, offering them over 400 programs in which to participate annually, including a wide variety of activities such as baseball, soccer, swimming, art, skiing, dance, drama and much more. All programs are specially adapted to the needs of the participants who may have such disabilities as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and vision or hearing impairments. YC has offices in Westlake and Shaker Heights and offers free programming and transportation to participants in an eight county area of Northeast Ohio.  

“YC is a unique and powerful organization, they do great work,” says Patton Painting co-owner Tim Patton. “We’re proud to support the energy and passion of so many great organizations and individuals who make a difference in our community.”

Kathy Rigdon

is the Media Specialist for Youth Challenge in Westlake.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 9:42 AM, 02.20.2018