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Recycling at Upstate Benefits Habitat for Humanity

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Thinking about painting the inside of your home? Why not do it in the vibrant colors of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Upstate Medical University has donated approximately 120 gallons of paint—in such colors as Austin Orchid, Friendly Yellow, Rosy Apple and Buttermint—to Habitat for Humanity. The paint was all that was left over from the original construction project. View the YNN news video. External link

Habitat will sell the paint at its ReStore, located at 308 Otisco Street in Syracuse with all proceeds going to benefit the non-profit agency that helps families find affordable housing.

"We're grateful to Upstate for thinking of us for this donation," said the Rev. Gregory Wright of Habitat for Humanity. "This paint will be put to good use by our ReStore customers and in turn benefit Habitat's overall mission."

"We're delighted to support Habitat for Humanity with its important mission," said Gary Kittell, Assitant Vice President, Physical Plant Services.

The idea and arrangements behind the paint donation came from Physical Plant employees Scott Warren, Ted Spadotto and Frank Chiarilli