For Brian Schnoll, Vice President of Gianarelli Painting, volunteerism is a key factor in both his professional and personal life. Gainarelli Painting has been providing Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia with skilled volunteers and resources from their company for years. The painting company recently completed all 21 of the Diamond Park homes in North East Philadelphia, and are continuing their stewardship by painting all 20 homes in Oxford Green, our new affordable home project under construction in Sharswood, North Philadelphia.
“It’s important for me to continue donating my company’s resources because, in my Jewish heritage, we call it Mitzvah. It makes me feel good that I can do it, and I truly believe it’s my duty as an owner of a very financially strong company to promote socially-minded capitalism and share our resources.”
– Brian Schnoll
Skilled volunteers are vital to affordable home non-profits like Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. Volunteers share knowledge in their trade, as well as the stick-to-it-ivness needed to make housing more accessible to all. Brian remembers while volunteering personally with Habitat, “I said, I have a commercial painting firm and realized there could definitely be some synergy between our respective organizations. I asked if I could volunteer my manpower for some of your projects. I believe Diamond Park was the first one.”