Team members from across the state of Virginia met at the Boar’s Head Inn for the first time in over 18 months for Park Properties Management Company’s annual All Team Day event on Tuesday, October 26th. It was a day full of reflection, renewal, and most importantly – giving back.
Following a year of virtual events due to the effects of the pandemic, All Team Day provided an opportunity for Park Properties to reconnect through a specialized slate of events including a session on mindful stress relief techniques presented by Augusta Health, an update on property management specific legal matters provided by the Albemarle County Police Department, and the largest community service project the company has hosted to date.
Through a number of initiatives Park Properties has worked for many years to reduce homelessness by partnering with non-profits to provide resources for rental assistance. PPMC also established a relationship with Shelters to Shutters – offering a ‘hand up’ approach to employment and housing opportunities. Inspired by these relationships and more, this year’s All Team Day community service project tasked team members to assemble 1,000 Care Kits packed with an assortment of personal care items – a donation totaling more than $10,000. The Care Kits are set to be distributed to ten different homeless shelters within communities Park Properties currently serves: Staunton, Waynesboro, Hampton, Winchester, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Warrenton, Culpeper, and Harrisonburg.
PPMC has continually adapted and responded to customer needs, embracing a unique perspective towards building communities, not just structures. The creation of ‘The Park Advantage’ – the company’s charitable arm – in 2015 was in an effort to better support residents and the local communities PPMC is a part of. Due to the impact of COVID-19 PPMC strengthened their bond with surrounding communities in non-traditional ways, aiding 80+ organizations across the state of Virginia since the beginning of 2020. In every city Park Properties conducts business, the company purposefully chooses to support service projects that enrich the neighborhood as a whole, fostering emotional connections within and throughout local communities.