The Painting From The Heart group is looking for entries for its second annual giveaway.

What started as yet another charitable endeavor for local businessman Rob Silver, owner of Dynamic Painting USA, has morphed into an annual campaign called “Painting from the Heart.”
Last year, Silver began this program asking local residents to nominate families and houses needing a paint job.
Narrowing down the entries to pick a winner was quite difficult to the Mason, Shriner and Rotarian. “It’s going to be a tough decision,” he told me when I started sending him entries.
And it was.
Silver ended up painting two homes last year. The first was Sharon Cooley, who was raising an adopter 6-year-old son and her niece’s two daughters at 50 years old. Cooley already had three grown children and had purchased the house in Brandon in 1973. It had never been painted.
The second was Dawn Lopez, a single mom with two teenagers who was living with no air conditioning or heat and no carpeting in her living room.
Along with Painting from the Heart, Silver submitted Lopez to the Brandon Foundation, who, in turn, applied her for the Shelton Quarles Home Blitz. Lopez was chosen and ended up with a total home makeover.
Silver is once again asking you to nominate a deserving family. Please fill out the entry form and submit a photo of the exterior of the house.
The deadline is Tuesday, November 15 with the winner being chose on Wednesday, November 30, to have their home painted just in time for the holidays.
“I’m really excited that I’m in a position where I’m able to award another family with a paint job,” Silver said.
For more information, please contact Silver at Dynamic Painting at 689-9333 or visit Entries can also be e-mailed along with photo to

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Jennifer Silverstein
Jennifer is the Assistant Editor at the Osprey Observer, having climbed the corporate ladder from intern in 2007. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. She lives in Channing Park with her husband, Eric, and their two dogs.