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Paint the Palouse

Housing & Residence Life's first community service project of the year

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, Housing & Residence Life celebrated the 28th annual Paint the Palouse community service event. Close to 300 University of Idaho student volunteers painted four Moscow homes. Paint the Palouse continues to be special because it brings everyone closer to the Moscow community. It's the student volunteers who make this community service project such a success year after year.

This year’s sponsors include the UI track team, Moscow Building Supply, T-shirts Inc., Casa Lopez, Sherwin-Williams, Pizza Hut, The Moscow Elks Club, Vandals Dining, University of Idaho Housing & Residence Life and the Residence Hall Association.

Dear Paint the Palouse, Bart, Darrel, college volunteers and MBS-paint supplier,

Our family would like to let you know how much we appreciate all that you ‘ve done to positively transform our home! What a huge gift this is to us. We are so thankful you picked our humble place to make improvements on. It looks really great. A job well done!

— The Ranch Family

A team of Paint the Palouse representatives rank all house applications based on need, house size and ability to complete the job within the Paint the Palouse parameters. Once you have applied to have your house painted, we will be in contact to view your residence to assess the work needed. Once the final decision is made, all applicants will be notified within the month of June.

In past years we have been able to paint more than one home, thanks to our generous sponsors!

We are greatly appreciative for donations.  Food, painting supplies and money are always needed for this event. If you would like to make a financial donation, please make checks payable to Paint the Palouse.

Paint the Palouse
P.O. Box 442010
Moscow, ID 83844


Housing & Residence Life

Physical Address:
1080 West 6th St.
Moscow, Idaho 83844

Mailing Address:
Business Mail:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2010 
Moscow, ID 83844-2010

Student Mailing Address:
Student Name
MSC #____
1080 West 6th Street
Moscow ID 83843

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After-Hour Emergencies:
24-Hour Information Desk

Phone: 208-885-6571

Fax: 208-885-6606


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