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A Brush With Kindness

“A Brush With Kindness” is a program that helps preserve homeownership by partnering with homeowners struggling to restore/maintain a safe and decent place to live. When basic expenses exceed income month after month, home maintenance is the usual casualty. Years of deferred maintenance can cause a downward spiral of a home leading to deterioration and unsafe living conditions.

Old Colony Programs

Old Colony Habitat for Humanity has expanded its mission beyond building houses. We are committed to serving more families in our service area who are in need of light repairs to their home, some help with accessibility issues, and if needed, assistance with more serious repairs to maintain a safe and livable home.


Our Mission

“A Brush With Kindness” brings resources, volunteers and homeowners together repair, replace damaged windows and doors, repair plumbing and electrical problems or complete other maintenance and safety related tasks. Our home repair program brings volunteers from service groups, businesses, congregations and community agencies to help low income homeowners who are challenged by age, disability or circumstance. As with all Habitat builds, homeowners work side by side with Habitat volunteers to complete repairs to their home, and if they are able.

The program is for those who are:

  • Living in challenging circumstances which are beyond what the homeowner can handle on their own
  • Struggling to keep their home in livable condition
  • Having to choose between paying for food, medication, taxes, and basic utilities
  • Facing city code violations or homeowner insurance cancellation due to the condition of their home

Get Involved

How to Donate

Donate online and help build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter! At Old Colony We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. Donate money, resources, time or a vehicle.


Asked Questions

Who is Eligible?
  • Home is in one of our 19 communities we serve
  • Owner occupied for at least the last 2 years and have homeowners insurance
  • 2020 Maximum Gross Income allowed based on 60% of Area Median Income.
  • Needed repairs match what ABWK does
  • Cannot have received assistance through ABWK in the past 2 years
What we do
  • Exterior Painting
  • Carpentry repairs on roofing, siding, doors, windows
  • Tree trimming and removal
  • General cleaning (does not include regular lawn care or snow removal)
What we don't do
  • Emergency repairs
  • Driveway Paving
  • Cosmetic repairs (Remodel)
  • Large Structural repairs (Foundations, waterproofing, etc.)
  • Building additions (Rebuild garage, finish basements or attics)

Communities We Serve

Assonet, Attleboro, Bellingham, Berkley, East Freetown, Freetown, Fall River, Foxboro, Franklin, Mansfield, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Taunton & Wrentham

Old Colony Habitat for Humanity


9 Washington St.
Attleboro, MA 02703


Old Colony Habitat ReStore


9 Washington St.
Attleboro, MA 02703


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