Affordable housing provider Envolve provides lunches, hosts back-to-school event.
Affordable property owner and manager Envolve LLC continues its philanthropic work in its local communities. During the course of the past several weeks, the company has partnered with local businesses at events to give back to residents.
On July 24, Desert Winds Apartments in Jacksonville, Fla., held a back-to-school celebration event. Vendors provided residents with back-to-school essentials. “We were so grateful for such a high level of vendor participation and the donations we received,” said Willie Conn, Senior Community Manager of Desert Winds, in a release. “Our residents had the opportunity to pick up free backpacks, school supplies, clothing, diapers, and more!”
Only a few days early, Envolve purchased lunches for residents of Maple Place in North Little Rock, Ark. “The pandemic certainly hasn’t been kind to small businesses,” said Sharon Carpenter, SVP of Operations for Envolve Client Services Group, in a release. “That’s one of the main reasons why we founded the Envolve Resident Lunch Program. It’s our way of supporting local and family-owned eateries while treating our wonderful residents to lunch at the same time.” Lunches for Maple Place residents were provided by Forever Yours Catering, and hundreds of masks were donated.
Meanwhile, in Lakeland, Fla., residents of Lakewood Terrace were provided lunches from locally owned Philly Steak & Wings on June 24. “Local restaurants took a significant financial hit during the height of the pandemic, so we take care to only purchase from small or family-owned businesses for our Resident Lunch Program,” said Andrea Jordan, SVP, Human Resources for Envolve Communities, in a release. “We love being able to give back to our local economy while simultaneously treating our valued residents to lunch. It’s a win-win!”