Apartments.com is giving back to the multifamily housing industry through its annual ThanksGifting campaign. Now in its fourth year, the annual campaign has expanded to Canada and is providing $10,000 donations to four nonprofits that are battling homelessness, alleviating food insecurity, and delivering relief to victims of natural disasters.
The nonprofits include:
- Entryway, formerly known as Shelters to Shutters: This organization, based in Vienna, Virginia, helps to combat homelessness by offering at-risk individuals and households a path to economic self-sufficiency through multifamily housing and careers. The nonprofit provides career training, full-time employment, and housing opportunities in partnership with the real estate industry. In March, the program reached over 500 individuals who moved out of homelessness through employment and housing opportunities;
- Move For Hunger: This nonprofit, based in Neptune, New Jersey, provides apartment residents with the opportunity to donate their unopened food products when they move. A team picks up and delivers items to local food pantries, having delivered 37 million pounds of food across North America since the organization’s launch in 2009. According to the organization, 2022 was its most impactful year yet, with over 2,000 participating multifamily communities, over 1,150 moving companies making food recovery part of their operations, over 1.8 million pounds of food stored and transported to food banks, and over 4.5 million meals provided to those in need;
- Hatching Hope: Co-founded in 2016 by Keli Lynch-Wright and her son, Ashton, after experiencing the loss of their family home to a fire in 2010, this Alabaster, Alabama-based nonprofit provides immediate and long-term recovery essentials to victims of disasters. Since its launch, it has provided aid to over 500,000 families across the southern United States. According to Apartments.com, Hatching Hope is putting the $10,000 donation toward a new disaster response vehicle to deliver essential supplies.
- Food Banks Canada: The national charitable organization is focused on relieving and preventing hunger, supporting an extensive network across every province and territory in Canada. According to Food Banks Canada, there were over 1.9 million visits to food banks in Canada in March 2023, far surpassing last year’s usage, which was a record at the time.
“These organizations are vital to the multifamily industry,” says Marcia Bollinger, senior vice president of multifamily for Apartments.com. “We’re proud to play a role in helping them support our clients’ current and future residents and employees.”
Check out the Apartments.com blog to learn more about the recipients of this year’s ThanksGifting campaign.