Each year we determine a Team Member of The Year and along with that recognition we ask that person to select a charity for our company to support. This year's winner, Jennifer Valenta, chose Hopelink and in conjunction with their End Summer Hunger campaign, we hosted a company wide food drive. We placed donation bins at all of our apartment locations and our corporate office. We encouraged our team members to donate as well as residents and we were thrilled with the response!
Everyone rallied together collecting a total of 508 pounds of food! The food will be distributed to local low-income families to help provide food for kids who receive free and reduced-price breakfasts and lunches during the school year.
A representative from Hopelink told us, "I love the positive energy and power that employees can bring to charitable giving. What a beautiful thing to do in your team member's honor."
Thank you to our team members and residents for their generous donations and to Jennifer for serving as the inspiration behind this great effort! The picture above shows her front and center with the Pillar Properties team when she received her award last December.