10% off your paint order with a food donation to the Sister Carmen Community Center


5 questions to Susan Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the SCCC

What’s the primary mission of the Sister Carmen Community Center? 
SCCC’s mission is to assist residents of Eastern Boulder County who are in need, without discrimination.

What is your role there?
I am the Chief Executive Officer

What is the most common misconception about the Sister Carmen Community Center?  
The most common misconception is that we are a religious organization, but we are an independent non-religious 501(c) 3. SCCC is named after a Catholic nun, Sister Carmen Platnik, who provided food and other necessities to people in need in the Lafayette area in the early 1970’s. In 1976, John Fiorini his employer, IBM, provided seed money to officially start the organization. SCCC became an official non-profit organization in 1978 and this year we are celebrating our 40th anniversary.
As a Family Resource Center, we have implemented expanded services and enhanced programming based on the FRC model to help our participants to reach their full human potential.This model is a holistic coordinated approach that supports the entire family as they take steps towards self-reliance in key areas that affect their stability (i.e. food, housing, employment, childcare, etc).

What are donations you need the most for the food bank? Any recommendation on useful (and not so useful) donations?

We currently could use:


Canned Fruit (low or no sugar added)
Hot & Cold Cereals
Pasta Varieties & Sauce
Hearty Soups & Stews
Canned Tuna & Salmon
Canned Corn
White Rice
Refried & Pinto Beans
Toilet Paper
Diapers & Feminine Hygiene Products

*Please no glass containers*

What are donations you need the most for the Thrift Store? Any recommendation on useful (and not so useful) donations? 
We are always in need of gently used clothing, books, toys, household items, and household furniture. For a full list of items we accept and don’t accept, please visit our website: https://sistercarmen.org/sister-carmen-thrift-store-co-front-range/ 

Decorating with Benjamin Moore Reds


This week, in honor of Valentine’s day, we shared tips and ideas on how to decorate with Benjamin Moore’s reds. Benjamin Moore offers over 30 different shades of red, ranging from deep and muted burgundies (Country Redwood, HC-183) to bright and glorious barn reds (Neon Red, 2087-10). The color red is definitely at the top of Benjamin Moore’s list with Caliente (AF-290) being selected as the 2018 Benjamin Moore color of the year. The color displayed in the chip below is Benjamin Moore Neon Red (2087-10). Like most vibrant colors, this color will look gorgeous framing large windows, built-in bookshelves or behind frames and other wall accents. Try it for yourself! Come get a color sample in your local Benjamin Moore retailer in Louisville, CO today!

Caliente (AF-290), 2018 color of the year


"Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and makes people feel special, like 'red carpet treatment'," said Ellen O'Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence. "Whether used as one note or on four walls, the spirited personality of red turns heads signaling surprise and adventure. The eye can't help but follow its bold strokes." Source
Curious about the process behind selecting one single color out of the 3500 colors in the Benjamin Moore portfolio? We did a little digging and here’s what we found.
First of all, the process of researching and identifying a color is a year long process. Benjamin Moore has a team of seven Color & Design experts who travel extensively and attend shows in dozens of countries to identify emerging color trends.
At the end of 2017, the committee selected Caliente because “Their collective findings demonstrated an emergence of red hues, embodying the change, strength, confidence and vitality that permeates cultural movements around the world.” Source

 Come get a color sample in your local Benjamin Moore retailer in Louisville, CO today!e today!

Top 10 best selling Benjamin Moore Reds

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Here are the 10 best selling red paint colors: Cranberry Cocktail, Dinner Party, Ladybug Red, Caliente, Neon Red, Ruby Red, Red, Proposal, Audubon Russett, and Pleasant Pink.  
Come get a color sample in your local Benjamin Moore retailer in Louisville, CO today!



Muted Reds

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Muted colors appear darker because they contain black tint.  While red is often used as an accent color and to make bold design statements, muted reds such as Cascabel Chile (CSP-445) can be used to convey elegance and tranquillity. Come get a color sample in your Louisville, CO store today at your local Benjamin Moore dealer Juniper Paints.


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This week, in honor of Valentine’s day, we are sharing tips and ideas on how to decorate with Benjamin Moore’s reds. Visit our dedicated Pinterest board for more ideas on how to use reds for interior and exterior paint schemes and furniture accents.