CBRE Cares New England mission is “to build a foundation for our community by facilitating a variety of volunteer and giving opportunities that have a significant effect on the lives of families in need—building today for a stronger tomorrow.” CBRE Cares New England works to harness the aggregate potential of CBRE/New England’s over 36 MSF property management portfolio, coordinating engaging events for CBRE/NE tenants and employees. In 2018, CBRE Cares New England organized the following charitable activities:
Clothing Drive: Over 1,794 Pounds of Clothes Donated
Partnering with Cradles to Crayons this past spring, CBRE Cares New England collected clothing, shoes, socks, underwear, hygiene items and toys. This spring, 1,794 pounds of clothing were generously donated. The drive ran from March 19-30.
In combination with this drive, CBRE/NE also visited The Giving Factory for a day of service on Thursday, April 12. Volunteers enjoyed a day of fun as they created “KidPacks” to help Cradles to Crayons work towards their mission of providing basic necessities for children in need.
Food Drive: Over 1,425 Pounds of Food Donated
CBRE Cares New England hosted a Food Drive in June. The Food Drive ran from June 18-29 and all donations were distributed to local food pantries across New England affiliated with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Over the course of just two weeks, CBRE Cares New England collected a total of over 1,425 pounds of food donations, amounting to 5,700 meals created! With a network of more than 200 food banks serving all 50 states, Feeding America secures and distributes more than 2.5 billion pounds of food and grocery products annually.
Esplanade Clean Up Day
CBRE/NE employees spent a day working with the Esplanade Association on Thursday, July 19th. Volunteers spent the day helping to eradicate invasive species across the esplanade and also helped to clean up litter. The Esplanade Association is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, preserve natural green space and build community by providing educational, cultural and recreational programs for everyone.
CBRE Cares New England recently wrapped up its annual partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program from November 26th through December 7th. Donation stations were established in all participating buildings where employees and tenants dropped off new gifts to benefit local kids in need. Gifts were collected on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and other local charities. Since 1947, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program has received national recognition organizing holiday toy drives across the U.S. for more than 14 million children annually.