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Community Involvement

In January of 2018, Instead of throwing an anniversary party, Hester Painting & Decorating took on a charity project for their 50th anniversary with Maryville Academy Center for Children which houses the Crisis Nursery and the Children’s Healthcare Center. These two groundbreaking programs provide social services and medical care to children and families in need. A team of 41 painters and staff volunteered to paint the interior of the reconstructed building.

Hester Painting & Decorating has supported the following charities:

  • Almost Home Kids (Coach Care Center)
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • ALS – Les Turner ALS Foundation
  • Apple Tree Theater
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Cancer Wellness Center
  • Chicago Academy for the Arts
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Clearbrook Center – Shining Star Ball
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • DIFFA Chicago
  • Friends of Prentice – Northwestern Memorial Foundation
  • Juvenile Protective Association
  • Landmarks Illinois
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Little League Baseball – Wilmette
  • Little League Baseball – Oak Park
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • North Shore Center for the Performing Arts & Northlight Theater
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Ravinia Festival
  • Rush North Shore Medical Center
  • SOS Children’s Villages Illinois
  • St. Chrysostom’s Day School
  • United Way
  • The Wilmette Theatre

Healthcare Heroes Fundraiser

Our team at Hester Painting & Decorating partnered with Gino’s East, Sherwin Williams, and Benjamin Moore and championed a fundraising effort called “Join Hester in Helping Our Health Care Heroes.” We raised more than $14,500 and provided 1225 meals to front-line workers at Rush, Northshore, and Lurie’s Children’s Hospitals during the month of May 2020.

“We may be sheltered in place, but we can still help fight this pandemic together! Please join us as we Paint our Appreciation for their courage, steadfastness, and commitment to medical treatment and healing!”

Local Partners

Partnering with local businesses is important to us! We have worked with each of the businesses listed and highly recommend their services.