In light of the devastation of Houston and the surrounding areas from Hurricane Harvey, Elmington decided to add an additional fundraiser to their list in 2017 and partner with Hatching Hope. Hatching Hope is an organization based in Birmingham, AL that provides supplies to residents of apartments communities who have been displaced due to natural disasters. We raised over $3,000 for this cause and hope to raise more.
Pelotonia Bike Race
We learned about this opportunity through Dan Ford, President of Elmington Property Management. Pelotonia is a 100-mile bike race to raise awareness and money for cancer research. When we found out Dan was riding in it, we knew we had to participate. Elmington raised over $3,000 for Dan's ride, blowing his goal out of the water!!
Backpack Drive - Year 2
July and August of 2017 brought what we called a "Double Donation Feature". We chose to do both an item and monetary donation opportunity. We held our second annual Build-a-Backpack Challenge and raised over $5,000 worth of school supplies. For our properties, they were allowed to donate to the organization of their choice. The corporate office chose to partner with LP Pencil Box, an organization in which teachers from the Metro Nashville school district can come shop for supplies for both their classroom and their students.
Canned Food Drive - Year 3
Our first-ever Third Annual event came this year! We once again hosted our food drive in which the entire company participated. This year we chose to pit our Regions up against eachother (we like a little competition around here!) and ended up getting over $5,000 worth of cans donated.
Elevates for the ADA
After one of our employees lost her husband to diabetes, we chose to support the American Diabetes Association this June. After sending out the email regarding where our donations would be going, it was amazing how many of our employees reached out to tell the story about how their lives had been impacted by diabetes, whether personal or otherwise. We raised almost $3,300 for this cause.
FunRaise February - Year 2
Our first Elevates event for 2017 was FunRaise for Heart, FunRaise for Stroke. This particular event was one of our highest contributed, coming in at $6,830 in donations!