Community Service


Traumatic Brain Injury Classes - Temporarily on hold

We teach painting classes to individuals with traumatic brain injuries the 2nd and 4th Tuesday afternoons each month, 1:30pm to 3pm, with setup at 1pm. Classes are held in the cafeteria at: Encompass Health Rehab Hospital 325 S Parkside Dr.

Everyone is welcome to come visit or help!!! Just check in with the receptionist and tell her you are here for the art class. Someone will direct you to us in the cafeteria.

Our classes are offered through the Brain Injury Alliance Colorado. Their offices are in Denver but they are working with Encompass to bring classes to those interested in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

We do need more helpers and teachers. Please come see what it is all about. Feel free to visit with Terry Niznik anytime. It is a wonderful way for us to give back to the community.


Memory Box Outreach

Memory boxes are given to the parents that have lost their newborn. It gives them a special box to carry their few mementos of their lost little love.

St. Francis: They can use the small Memory boxes for labor delivery fetal loss or pre-op. One Chaplain said she thought butterflies were very appropriate especially for the little boxes. I have several stencils that will make painting them much quicker.

Memorial Hospital: Good News. Memorial wants to partner with us with the memory boxes. They like the mid-sized boxes as they include several small items for the family. The star shaped boxes do not work as well due to the plaster of Paris footprint they include when possible. They can also use the small boxes. They would also like to acknowledge our Chapter donations in their newsletter.

If you have completed boxes, Maddie can pick them up or you can bring them to the next Chapter gathering and they will be delivered to Memorial when we have several ready.


Past Outreach

PPDP 2015 Broadmoor Auction - In cooperation with The Colorado Springs Conservatory. View the PDF presenting the wonderful auction pieces here. Conservatory website:; Koats 4 Kids website:

PPDP 2014 Painted Chair Auction - In cooperation with The Colorado Springs Conservatory And Koats 4 Kids. Download a PDF file that has all the photos and info for this auction. Conservatory website:; Koats 4 Kids website:

PPDP 2013 Featured Artists for the 7th Annual Koats 4 Kids Fund-raising Party. Take a look at the chairs in the PDF linked here to see the chairs that were painted for this event! Koats 4 Kids website:

PPDP participated for two years in the Butterfly Auction - run by the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs where money is raised for arts programs to be given to schools within District 11 school district. Chapter photographs of past butterflies are available by clicking the chapter photos link.

PPDP has worked with Habitat for Humanity as well by decoratively painting furniture on display in homes built by Habitat for Humanity. More information can be obtained about this program at

As you can see Pikes Peak Decorative Painters enjoys giving back to our community. We also contribute to the community by doing random service projects. For example, painting items to be auctioned off by the policemen's wives or painting a toy box for the police station where our meetings are held.

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