Painting business owner starts initiative helping organizations in need

The painting business gives back thousands to the community

A painting business goes beyond paint and helps the Philadelphia community.

A painting company owner launched an initiative to help organizations in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kevin Nolan has been painting houses since 1979 and his Nolan Painting business is the passion of his life, but this year has been challenging.

“We got off to an excellent start, but then we have the six-week shutdown and have been behind since then,” said Nolan.

COVID regulations and infections made daily operations difficult.

“Every day I have an employee who either calls with COVID or their spouse has COVID, so every day becomes something of a challenge,” Nolan said.

Nolan marched on with his initiative to give back, and in 2020 he started looking up again.

“We didn’t have any other jobs than these two projects during Christmas week. Now we’ve suddenly filled up and it always seems to be like that. You do a small project. You help someone and then suddenly good things start to happen,” he said .

The initiative is called “Nolan in the Neighborhood”. The aim is to give organizations in need money and a new coat of paint. They also sponsor 5K runs and donated $ 5,000 to fund cancer research.

Recently, the company donated time and resources to paint the graffiti-covered walls on the Chester Creek Trail, as well as local historic homes and swimming clubs. He is giving over $ 60,000 this year and pledges to donate $ 1 million over the next 10 years.

“These organizations make the community great, and that’s what makes a community you want to be separate from, and we want to be part of it, too,” said Nolan.

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