Food for Those in Need: #WeArePolinger

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The Polinger Company values each and every local community where our properties are located. For this reason, we seek to actively support our neighbors in any way possible. Over the past couple of months, each of our properties ran wildly successful food drives. From canned goods to juice boxes, each property’s donation bins were overflowing, prompting the need for additional boxes and bins. Polinger Company employees and residents contributed to the over 1,644 pounds of food donations to local food banks. 

As a continuation of involvement with food assistance charities, our corporate team was thrilled to volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank last month. The Capital Area Food Bank provides food to individuals and families in the DC metro-region who are in need of assistance. The organization has partnerships with 450 community sites that distribute food donations. They reach approximately 540,000 people in-need within the region! The Polinger team was happy to lend a helping hand as the food bank heavily relies on volunteers and donations.

The recent government shutdown was the longest in our nation’s history. It resulted in many furloughed government employees needing assistance to provide food for themselves and their dependents. The Polinger Company corporate team spent a day at the Capital Area Food Bank bagging goods such as fresh produce, grains, and canned goods for Shutdown Pop Up Markets. Our team’s goal was to fill eight crates consisting of 75 bags of food each. We are proud to share we surpassed our goal and filled a total of 15 crates!

If you’re interested in learning more about the Capital Area Food Bank you can explore their website here. We encourage residents to share volunteer opportunities with their property’s management team! They will relay the information to our #PolingerCares Committee. Our goal is to continually give back to local communities and we’d love to learn about causes and organizations our residents care about.

Polinger Company Finished 2018 With Six Wins

This past year was an incredible one for the Polinger Company, filled with many unforgettable memories from team building events to awards. From our corporate office to property team we closed out 2018 with several awards from the Property Management Association (PMA).  Awards include recognition of individual team members and various marketing efforts.

We would like to congratulate Deanna Carl of Brighton Village Apartments in Gaithersburg, MD for winning the 2018 Leasing Professional Award! This award recognizes leasing professionals for exceptional performance and service to residents. Way to go Deanna!

The Polinger Company had three wonderful team members recognized as Rising Stars in the leasing profession. Congratulations to Iris Valenzuela of Columbia Plaza Apartments, Angela White of Rollins Parks Apartments, and Alecea Ali-Williams of Highland House West Apartment Homes

Our team is honored to have received two 2018 Marketing & Advertising Excellence Awards. We won for our Amenity & Green Living Videos of The Swift at Petworth Metro and our Management Company Brochure, both of which were developed in collaboration with Millennium Marketing Solutions.

As we embrace 2019, we’re excited to see what it holds for our teams and properties. 

How To Participate on MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on Monday, January 21. Not only is the day dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King, it is also a day of service. The Corporation for National and Community Service is responsible for organizing the MLK Day of Service and offers the ability to register your own volunteer project or sign up for an existing one in your local community. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time volunteering with your neighbors to help other local community members!

Projects encompass a wide array of categories such as adult education, arts & culture, hunger & homelessness, senior services, and much more. Below are some ideas of projects already organized near Polinger Company apartment communities to consider joining:

The Polinger Company strives to give back to the local communities of the cities where our properties are located. In addition to the National Day of giving, the #PolingerCares committee plans events throughout the year. Previous events have included a cleanup at Rock Creek Park and providing supplies for The Children’s Inn at NIH. Our next service event will be volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank on Thursday, January 24.