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March 11, 2013 12:44 ET

Alternative Spring Break Destinations Receive a Different Type of Crowd

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - Mar 11, 2013) - Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, South Beach, and Las Vegas. What do all of these places have in common? These locations are some of the most popular destinations for students to escape during the week-long event known as spring break... but these locations aren't for everyone. This year, an extremely charitable group of college students will spend over 1,500 hours volunteering for two events that will make up the seventh annual Alternative Spring Break program; a yearly charitable event hosted by the largest student-run painting company in North America, College Pro Painters.

This year, College Pro Painters will be partnering with two separate organizations; Uspiritus and Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, located in Louisville, KY, and Philadelphia, PA, respectively. College Pro takes pride in collaborating with organizations that wish to improve their surrounding community as much as the student-run painting company does, and this year is no exception.

Uspiritus is the latest triumph of two companies that combined their 160 total years of child care experience under one roof. Brooklawn Child & Family Services and Bellewood Home for Children joined forces to create one single entity, Uspiritus; Kentucky's largest and most comprehensive care agency for at-risk and foster children and their families. Uspiritus will benefit from the seventh annual Alternative Spring Break by receiving over 600 volunteer hours and over $25,000 in services, equipment, and materials to repaint and rejuvenate seven separate family cottages.

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia is a local independent affiliate of a national network that focuses on using volunteer resources to preserve affordable homeownership in the West Philadelphia, Germantown, and North Philadelphia areas of the city. The organization will reinvigorate 12 homes and receive $48,000 worth of materials, services, and equipment; not to mention over 960 hours from College Pro Painters over a three-week period.

College Pro Painters is an organization that is devoted to giving back to the communities it serves. Since 2004 the Alternative Spring Break program has donated to charitable events in Oklahoma City, Denver, Spokane, Tampa, New Orleans, Nashville, Bend, Pueblo, Louisville, Philadelphia and Kansas City. These combined events have donated over $1,000,000 in services, equipment, and materials from the exterior painting experts at College Pro.

This year alone, College Pro franchise managers from 13 different states will be converging on these charity sites to donate their hard-earned spring breaks to well-deserving families and homeowners in need of a helping hand. "Together, realizing potentials" is College Pro Painters' core purpose and they exemplify it year after year with their commitment to improving local communities.

If you would like to volunteer a few hours of your time to this charitable cause, get in contact with your local College Pro Painters franchise today.

Franchise managers will be on site at 3121 Brooklawn Campus Drive in Louisville, KY, from 9 am - 6 pm on March 4-7 and March 11-14.

Franchise managers will be on various sites in Philadelphia from 9 am - 6 pm from March 4-8, March 11-15, and March 18-22. 

About College Pro Painters:
In business for 40 years, College Pro is a North American student painting and window cleaning company that offers residential painting and window cleaning services during summer months in local communities. Student franchise managers and general managers have participated in charity events and donated services equating to over $900,000 to improve community spaces and housing in underprivileged areas across Canada and the United States. The company's core purpose, 'together, realizing potentials,' uniquely mentors and challenges students to become successful community and business leaders.

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