Giving back to the community is very important to Sheldon.
In 2022, we had our first Stewart Paints it Forward winner. Our mission was to find a deserving homeowner who could benefit from our painting services, supplied at no cost. The suggested types of nominations included military, elderly, first responder, handicapped or disabled, family in need, and teacher. Read about the Paint it Forward 2022 Winner.
As a member of the steering committee for the Pops by the Sea, Sheldon and his employees donate towards the setting up each year.
Over the years, Stewart Painting has donated to more than 50 charities across the Cape & Islands. As you can imagine, the amount of requests each year far exceeds what their budget would allow them to do. Late in 2014, Sheldon noticed that many of the requests that Stewart Painting received were also organization that the local United Way also supported. In 2015, Stewart Painting began making a donation of $10 from each power wash for the year to the Cape & Islands United Way in an attempt to make their donations go even further. This was a big success and Stewart Painting has decided to continue the program for 2016.
The Cape & Islands United Way is a local and independent organization striving to improve lives and strengthen communities on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. The United Way family — of donors, volunteers, and citizens who care – raise money, leverage resources, and donate time and talents to not only provide a safety net for those in need, but to create a collective community vision and drive sustainable change. Out of every dollar raised by the Cape and Islands United Way, 99 cents stays on Cape Cod and the islands, while less than 1% goes to the United Way world organization to cover the cost of its membership fee.
They fund projects that align with their Annual Community Impact Agenda and that specifically advance their community goals in HEALTH, EDUCATION, FINANCIAL STABILITY, and HOUSING. For a list of the most recent Cape & Islands United Way Grants awarded please visit www.capeandislandsuw.org.