Doors of Hope Opens on August 12th

Doors of Hope Opens on August 12th

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Doors of Hope Opens on August 12th

(Sausalito, California, August 12th, 2020) A long time resident of Marin and Bay Area Native, Kim Pace has elected to launch her business with an effort to give back right from the start. She’s initiated an outreach effort within the National Fresh Coat Cares program: Doors of Hope. Doors of Hope will allow homeowners and businesses to bring a new splash of color to their front door while providing local employment and giving back to one of three charitable organizations in Marin County. The three charities participating are MarinHealth, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank and Play Marin.

“The program recognizes the varying sacrifices across the community over the past several months and offers to provide a visual symbol of hope to homeowners, business owners, employees and those who are most in need,” said Pace. Starting on August 12th, Pace is launching a high-quality lifestyle service with professional commercial and residential painting. Rather than simply opening her business, she wanted to do something for the community that has always had service and social impact at its core.

The concept of Doors of Hope is elegantly simple: for a flat rate of $450 Fresh Coat serving Marin will professionally paint front doors, donating a percentage of each to one of three local Marin County charities of the Client’s choice. In addition, each door painted and the fundraising statistics will be featured in an online gallery showcasing the social and lifestyle impact of the program. Pace aims to paint at least 100 doors by September 30th.

“Due to COVID-19, we are seeing a tremendous increase in need among our community,” said Katy McKnight, Director of Community Engagement, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. “Support from local businesses and neighbors like the Doors of Hope program ensures we are able to continue meeting that need.”

For more information about scheduling your painted door for Doors of Hope, contact Fresh Coat serving Marin at 415-941-2406, email or visit

About Fresh Coat Cares

Fresh Coat Cares is the charitable arm of Fresh Coat, a nationally recognized painting and disinfection services company in more than 100 cities from coast to coast. Fresh Coat team members provide top-rated residential and commercial painting and disinfection services for home and business owners. When it comes to your service, our customers expect nothing but the best—and that's what Fresh Coat delivers. Visit for more information.

About MarinHealth Foundation

MarinHealth is committed to meeting the community’s needs during this global health crisis. Thanks to the efforts of the Foundation, MarinHealth can continue to offer exceptional care. Expenses incurred to ensure the health and safety of our patients, medical professionals, and community during this crisis are extraordinary and include costs to secure additional labor, protective gear for healthcare providers, and launching telehealth through our MarinHealth Medical Network Clinics. In anticipation of a patient surge over the coming weeks, MarinHealth has needed additional N95 and surgical masks, eye shields, gloves, gowns, vital equipment for patients including anesthesia machines, ventilators, and sterilizers. In addition, MarinHealth Medical Center has postponed all elective medical procedures and surgeries, which has resulted in a tremendous loss of revenue for the organization.

About Play Marin

Play Marin provides sports and other extracurricular activities to intentionally give youth of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds the opportunity to learn and grow together through play. With the goal of closing the activity gap in Marin City while promoting diversity and inclusion throughout Marin County, Play Marin started 8 years ago with one basketball team of 9 players. Today, Play Marin reaches more than 300 kids annually throughout Marin with our mission of diversity and inclusion through play. When youth sports were cancelled in March 2020 during the first three months of the Shelter in Place orders, Play Marin pivoted to providing 600 meals per week to families in need, purchased from local restaurants. Upon the reopening of summer camps, Play Marin adapted traditional programming to meet the highest Covid-19 safety standards, while partnering with local organizations to provide new experiences for local youth, such as golf and surfing, as well as adding a new Social Justice program to the curriculum for older participants.

About San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in five neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries to our nutrition-education classes and food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 60,000 households count on us for food assistance. More than 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at