“Nolan In The Neighborhood”, Supports Local Organizations and Events Throughout Southeast Pennsylvania
At Nolan Painting, we feel a strong connection to the community. With an unwavering commitment to the greater good, our community program, Nolan in the Neighborhood, focuses on supporting the neighborhoods in which we live and work. For over 40 years, we are proud to continue to be recognized as a great community partner.
Our “Nolan in The Neighborhood” community initiative focuses on education, environmental initiatives, health and fitness causes, and historical societies. Beginning in 2015, we committed to giving $1 million to community-based organizations and nonprofits over a ten-year period. Members of the Nolan Painting staff meet regularly to discuss the projects that we will take on based on the hundreds of requests we receive each year.
About Nolan in the Neighborhood
To meet our neighbors and customers, we attend, send volunteers to and sponsor road races, concerts in the park, festivals, silent auctions, shows, and sporting events throughout the Main Line and surrounding areas such as Montgomery County, Delaware County, Philadelphia County, Bucks County, and Chester County. 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 2018, 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.
We also offer free gift certificates for a free Nolan Painting Painter for The Day™ as prizes and awards for silent auctions. When choosing what to support, we consider the causes important to our employees and customers, as well as other worthy causes.
In 2021, we sponsored over 100 community events, donated over 1,000 hours of volunteer service, which equals $30,000 in labor costs, invested over $70,000 towards sponsorships, and helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for great causes.
Since 2000, Nolan Painting has been the presenting sponsor of the Reindeer Romp, with Kevin Nolan serving as Race Director. The Reindeer Romp is a 5K race 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 $400,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Kevin Nolan has also served in the past several years as Race Director of the Haverford Twilight Run and the Main Line Run, which he helped annually raise $100,000 for the causes these two races support.
Check Out Some Of The Community Organizations We Are Proud To Support:
Rocky Run YMCA Annual Giving Campaign
Located in Media, PA, this Y is more than a gym. In addition to gym equipment and group exercise classes, they offer nutrition programs, meditation, family nights out, social gatherings, educational seminars and so much more. As a non-profit organization, the Y offers financial assistance to its members who need it.
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert Series
Lower Merion Township Parks and Recreation organizes this wonderful summer concert series at the Bryn Mawr Gazebo on Saturday evenings at 7 pm. Concerts are held rain or shine and concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Picnics are welcome!
Main Line Run
The Main Line Chamber of Commerce puts on this annual Run/Walk to support the Volunteer Emergency Responders Scholarship program. All funds support scholarships to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
Radnor ABC House
The Radnor ABC House offers a special opportunity for a diverse group of students to live in Radnor Township and attend highly accredited Radnor Public Schools. The Program aims to create future leaders at the collegiate, professional, and community levels.
American Red Cross Blood Drives
We’ve partnered with the American Red Cross for over 10 years offering 3 blood drives a year. The need for blood is constant and we are compelled as a community leader to create ways our employees and customers can together give back.
The Reindeer Romp is a 5K run and walk held in memory of Brandon Lake, a local Havertown boy who lost his fight against cancer. Since its inception in 2000, the event has raised over $400,000 for the American Cancer Society. One hundred percent of all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Nolan Painting is an annual sponsor of this event and company CEO and Founder, Kevin Nolan, is the event organizer.
“We are absolutely immersed in the communities where we work and live. We have an obligation to give back and proudly contribute both time and money to support the causes we care about.” —Kevin Nolan, President and CEO of Nolan Painting