2nd Annual Paint It Forward Event
Kym and David Thurman set out to create a home where their children could have a place to grow into extraordinary people, and that is exactly what they did! It all began 34 years ago when Kym and David met. Setting aside her own passion for art to raise her kids, Kym dedicated her time to raising the children as the family toured the country while David was in the Air Force. Soon the family landed in Albuquerque and grounded their roots.
Having seven children of their own, the Thurmans decided they could help out just a little bit more, and started giving their hearts and their home to foster children, and adopted children with special needs. With a total of 10 children ranging in ages from 2-29, and still adopting to this day, Marcy Oliver, a friend and board member of N.M. Child First, thought their home could use a little love itself. With many rooms and high ceilings, Kym had always wanted to repaint their home, but felt it was a feat she could not manage on her own. As part of our Paint it Forward program, Mike’s Quality Painting wanted to give back to families that had given so much to their community, and Oliver thought there was no one better to nominate than the Thurmans for this amazing opportunity!
Giving Back to Those Who Give
Mike’s Quality Painting’s second annual Paint It Forward Event donates paint and helping hands to help out in the best way we know how to, through painting! We gathered our team, friends, and Thurman’s neighbors on July 13th, 2019 for a special day of painting, sharing laughs, and giving back to a family who had and continues to do so much for our community. Mike’s Quality Painting had also been accepting gently used clothing and toy donations to give back to children in need through New Mexico Child First (a charity that Kym is also closely linked to), New Mexico Kids Matter, and Joy Junction.
The Thurman family is truly one-of-a-kind and gives their children and foster children a place to feel safe and loved for the rest of their lives. Mike’s Quality Painting is honored to be able to give back to a family that is so special, and we can’t wait to continue the tradition of helping people like the Thurman family by giving a little paint and a lot more kindness!
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