On Monday, August 24, 2020, PDC 30 delivered back packs and school supplies for over 450 children set to return to the classroom at Lewis Lemon Elementary in Rockford next week. The donation was made possible through a partnership between the union and the school earlier this year. All items were purchased by the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) and its PATCH Foundation, which works in collaboration with local union IUPAT affiliates to better the lives of children throughout the United States and Canada.
On Monday, August 17, 2020, Painters District Council No. 30 awarded $15,000 to NAMI DuPage, in support of their “Ending the Silence” program, which works with students throughout DuPage county to raise awareness on mental illness and reduce the stigma associated with it. The $15,000 award was part of PDC 30’s annual grant program, which awards funding to organizations benefiting children and professional renovation services to local community organizations in need.