Nolan Painting is one of the recipients to receive the 2011 Main Line Gives Back Award in the mid-size company category.
Nolan Painting is one of the recipients to receive the 2011 Main Line Gives Back Award in the mid-size company category. The awards are sponsored by The Main Line Chamber of Commerce, which Nolan Painting is a member of, and will be given out at the Chamber’s Red Carpet Dinner on October 26.
The Chamber created this awards program for its members to inspire others to add value to the community.
The nomination form asked its members to nominate themselves by stating: “Your company makes a difference in the community. Make sure your customers and employees know, while providing an example for other companies that want to give back.”
Nolan has sponsored, donated and supported community based events for over 30 years. Kevin is committed to giving back to the community because it is the community that supports him.
Kevin will be speaking about Social Entrepreneurnism at Wharton Business School on October 22 at 12pm. His business beliefs are founded on doing well by doing good.
If interested, read our essay for the award below.
In 2010, Nolan Painting sponsored 76 community events including 30 races, supported 50 organizations, donated 700 hours of volunteer service and invested $56,000 towards sponsorships. As Race Director of the Haverford Twilight Run, the Main Line Run, and the Reindeer Romp, Kevin Nolan helps annually raise $200,000 for the causes these three races support.
Nolan attends, sends volunteers to and sponsors road races, concerts in the park, festivals, silent auctions, shows and sporting events throughout the Main Line and surrounding areas. We also support booster ads and directories for local nonprofits.
We travel to events with a trailer loaded with a tent, tables, coolers, a popcorn machine, bins, bags, cups, promotional giveaways, banners and signs. In 2010, we gave away over 5,000 water bottles and running gloves. We also gave away hundreds of pounds of popcorn and hundreds of gallons of Gatorade and water.
Employees are strongly encouraged to participate and volunteers receive comp time toward vacation time.
Nolan donates certificates for a free Nolan Painting Painter for The Day™ as prizes and awards for silent auctions (a $525 value).
When choosing what to support, we consider the causes important to our employees and customers, as well as other worthy causes.
Nolan has been the presenting sponsor of the Reindeer Romp since 2000. The Reindeer Romp 5K Race is held every December in Havertown in memory of Brandon Lake, a Havertown boy who lost his fight against cancer. Over the years, the Reindeer Romp has raised over $20,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Every 12 people participating in the Romp means:
- 1 child with cancer will go to “Camp Can Do”
- 10 Cancer patients will be transported for treatment through Road to Recovery
- 50 men with prostate cancer will receive information and support through the Man to Man Program
- 60 first graders will learn about good nutrition
- 8 women with breast cancer will receive one-on-one support and materials through Reach to Recovery
- 6 cancer patients will receive help paying for medication bills.
Below is a sample of the types of events Nolan sponsors, donates and supports:
- Kevin Cain Make My Day 5K Run
It provides assistance to families coping with the financial burden of fighting cancer.
- Narberth Run
It helps raise money to fulfill the wishes and dreams of children living with Cystic Fibrosis.
- Turkey Trot Face to Face
It benefits Face to Face Germantown, a human services organization which provides free meals, nurse-managed health care, legal and social services, computer training, creative arts studios, and children’s after school and summer programming.
- Haverford Education Foundation Twilight 5K Run & Walk
- The Kiwanis Club of the Main Line – improves communities and healthy development of youth through education and guidance.
- Relay For Life, The American Cancer Society
- Alex’s Lemonade
- Main Line Antique Show for Surry Senior Services
- Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts
- Upper Merion Concerts
- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Devon Elementary School
- Radnor High School