This year, community service day was not a day, but a week. JLL Mid-Atlantic recently wrapped up a “Week of Giving” during which JLL employees across the Mid-Atlantic region volunteered local organizations. Each Here are some highlights from the busy week!
Food & Friends: This was a popular option for many JLL-ers. Nearly 30 volunteers worked with Food & Friend to help package over 600 specialized meals to be delivered to adults and children with serious illnesses throughout the DC Metro area. At Food & Friends, each meal is created to meet specific nutritional needs and delivered daily to ensure each client gets proper and substantial nutrition.
So Others Might Eat: Sticking with the food theme, a group of JLL volunteers prepared and serve breakfast to over 400 people one morning at So Others Might Eat (SOME). SOME, a community-based organization in Downtown, DC, helps feed the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital and also provides clothing and healthcare services.
Back on my feet: A group of JLL-ers refused to hit snooze one morning and instead ran up to 3 miles at 5:30am with recovering addicts who are in the process of getting back on their feet (no pun intended). Back on my Feet helps recovering addicts rebuild their lives by using running to develop the confidence, strength and self-esteem needed to find jobs and new homes. JLL recognizes participants in the program for recent achievements and for all of their achievements to come.
RESTORE – Habitat for Humanity: A group of volunteers from our Richmond office come out to help the local habitat RESTORE facility, a retail operation that sells discounted building and home improvement supplies. Volunteers helped run daily operations, including pricing, cleaning, moving, and merchandising of donated items. The money made at RESTORE directly supports the mission of Richmond Habitat to help build affordable houses in the community.
Baltimore Station: Volunteers from our Baltimore and Columbia offices came out to serve at the Baltimore Station. The Baltimore Station has become a large part of the JLL Baltimore community, thanks to Sara Shifflett who has helped organize a group of consistent JLL volunteers. This was another great opportunity to dedicate time to this wonderful organization that supports veterans and others transition from the cycle of poverty, addiction, and homelessness to self-sufficiency.
THANK YOU to everyone who came out in support of these organizations. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated and reflect the JLL Mid-Atlantic spirit of giving back to our communities. Collectively, we had a positive impact on our local communities and look forward to continuing this tradition in meaningful ways.