Ty Pennington, most known for his role as the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Cynwyd Elementary School third graders teamed up on March 21st to paint a mural on the wall of the new Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of Jewish Family and Children’s Service on the Main Line, reports Main Line Times.
10 third graders worked with Pennington, who was volunteering his time, to design and paint a mural for the entire 13.6’ x 3’ wall by the Children’s Den at the center.
Pennington broke into show business initially through “Trading Spaces,” a cable television program that was produced by Philadelphia’s Banyan Productions. “Helping children and families is so important to me, which is why I teamed up with JFCS,” he told Main Line News. “My vision to use Paint-by-Numbers art helps to make it interactive. Children add color to our lives and they will literally be adding color to this work. JFCS is doing great work in the Philly area to support those who really need it and I am proud to be a part of this project.”
The new Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center is the newest addition to the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia. JFCS promotes itself as fully LGBTQ+-inclusive, and offers numerous services specifically to the community, such as counseling, support groups, and family therapy. JFCS serves a wide range of clients extending from Holocaust survivors, older adults, children, LGBTQ communities, people living with disabilities, parents seeking to adopt a child, family counseling, to food insecurities and helping individuals to gain financial stability. Offered social services range from foster care and adoption, to family support and education, to financial assistance and healthcare. The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center is located in Bala Cynwyd and opens April 3rd.
Read the full story about the Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center mural here at Main Line Times.