Arlington Properties is committed to serving the needs of the broader communities where we live and work. We accomplish this by being a loyal and supportive corporate citizen, giving back to the cities and locales where our residents further their careers, develop friendships, start and raise families, and advance their lives. Our employees are encouraged to take paid time off to participate in community service activities. Arlington supports The United Way and various other nonprofits, in each community. Read below for more.
Velo Shelby Farms Collects Prom Dresses for Couture Cares
In February, residents and the leasing team at Velo Shelby Farms, Memphis, TN, came together for a great cause, collecting 32 prom dresses for Couture Cares, a Memphis 501c3 whose focus is on empowering youth.
Devin Quigley, community manager at Velo, put out the call to residents asking them to “purge their closets for a purpose,” saying, “alone we can do very little… but together, as a community… we can do so much.”
And that they did, collecting gently worn prom and party dresses, excited that a young woman who wanted to attend prom would have the opportunity to do so.
United Way Pacesetter Campaign – Give Hope. Change Lives. The United Way.
Recently, Florida team members participated in the 1st Annual Riverside Run at Al Lopez Park in Tampa, FL. The Arlington team contributed $1,060 to The Riverside First Step Foundation — a charitable organization founded to help provide scholarship support for those who desperately want and need treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. Arlington Properties was also a contributing sponsor of the event.
Habitat for Humanity
We are a longtime supporter of United Way and have been a member of the Pacesetter Campaign since its inception. The Pacesetter Campaign involves a select group of companies who have demonstrated their dedication to the success of United Way’s mission and fund raising efforts.
Arlington strives to make each campaign more successful than the last. We enable employees to give back to their local community through the United Way and are currently able to draw employee support from seven southeastern states.
Arlington has an annual tradition to tour and volunteer at one of the local non-profit organizations that benefit directly from United Way. These experiences are invaluable and are a great team building exercise that we look forward to each year. We believe that in order to better the communities we serve, we must start from within.