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Nolan's Executive Leadership team believes in the company's ability to make community involvement and service part of the corporate culture. NREDcares Day was inspired by Nolan Pricing Analyst Danielle Graeter, who had volunteered annually at a previous company and thought the idea would be a hit given the family atmosphere at Nolan. She was right!
Since 2016, the entire company has closed its doors on the third Thursday of September and allowed each property team at all 24 sites to volunteer at the non-profit organization of choice. In 2016, volunteer projects/hours equal to nearly $45,000 were completed during the day of service at food banks, pet shelters, homeless agencies, and schools in Kansas, Texas and Illinois. In 2017, to date, our company has been able to complete many diverse NREDcares projects and are already estimating a minimum investment of just under $20,000 in local non-profit organizations as a result of our teams and their service.
The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.--Albert Schweitzer
Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.--Mortimer Adler
Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. --Rober Greer Ingersoll
The great need today in every phase of our social, economical and political life is understanding. It has always been so, but today the need is even greater. --Charles R. Hook
Senior Vice President Cheryl Ducote saw NREDcares as a natural springboard into an expanded giving program, and in 2017, the Nolan Family started it's first official Corporate Social Responsibility Program by partnering with St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital as its Charity of Choice-CoC. Nearly four out of five Americans recognize the St. Jude's brand, and the organization treats children in all 50 states and around the world. St. Jude freely shares and partners with other doctors and scientists worldwide, so that treatment plans and research can help save thousands more children. Since 1962, when Marlo Thomas' dad founded St. Jude, its doctors and staff have helped push childhood cancer survival rates from 20% to now nearly 80% today. With the company's commitment to an annual matched gift and support of local St. Jude events near each of our communities, the Nolan Family is honored to partner with St. Jude, where absolutely NO family pays for lifesaving service and support during treatment for childhood cancer: and beyond. We all have the ability to make a difference, corporately and individually, and at Nolan, we're proud to provide our associates with opportunities to do both!
True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.--Emanuel Swedenborg
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'--Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.--Dalai Lama
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.--Robert Louis Stevenson