Last week, CHR headed over to The Wounded Warrior Project office in Boston to present them with our 2015 donations. The CHR Maintenance department sold scrap metal from across all properties after renovations or routine maintenance. A total of $13,223.73 was collected by this project alone!
Thanks to generous donations from all over the CHR apartment community, we successfully collected over 500 toys! That's 500 children that will have a very happy holiday this year. A big BRAVO! to all of you. We asked George, CHR President of Property Management, how he felt about this year's drive:
Yesterday, CHR celebrated the construction of Kesseler Woods with a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday. CHR was joined by Newton Mayor Setti Warren, Ward 8 Aldermen Cheryl Lappin and Rick Lipof, and Alderman at Large for Ward 7, Ruthanne Fuller. The Residences at Kesseler Woods will feature open concept floor plans, top-of-the-line finishes, and state-of-the-art smart technology. Boasting condominium scale residences and desirable amenities.
Headquartered in Newton, MA, the National Brain Tumor Society is committed to supporting the diverse needs of patients by moving research toward new treatments, fighting for policies that will improve the lives of all patients, and providing important and helpful information and resources.
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded nonprofit organization building specially-adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries, including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The CHR Horticulture department visited a few communities in the CHR portfolio over the last few weeks. They showed up bearing gifts in the form of herbs and flowers and all they asked for in exchange was a small donation to a selected charity. Of the seven hosted events, a total of $1600 dollars was raised in charitable donations.
This month’s charity is the Alzheimer’s Association’s MA/NH chapter located in Watertown, MA. Many of us have been personally touched by this terrible disease through our families and friends who have been afflicted. We can all do something to help by supporting our local chapter.
Relay For Life is the main volunteer-driven cancer fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Millions of people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon. It is estimated that Relay For Life events have raised over $3 billion to date.
We're almost at the halfway mark of RAK Week at CHR! There’s never been a better time to reach out and make someone’s day a little brighter. You can be a RAKtivist(TM)- - an agent of positive change just by being observant and thoughtful of others. Did you know that scientific studies show that performing acts of kindness actually improve health and life satisfaction?
Circle Friday, February 6th in red on your calendars! That’s the day CHR will join the American Heart Association’s (AHA) fight against heart disease by holding Wear Red Day. CHR is encouraging employees to participate by wearing red to work and donating $5 to help the AHA raise women’s awareness of cardiovascular disease and empower women to reduce their risk. CHR raised $1800 last year, and we hope to beat that number this year.