Corporate giving and volunteerism are a core part of our company’s culture. See a few of the many ways we become involved in the community.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Combined Properties staff gets decked out in pink shirts and jeans, doing their part to raise awareness and funds in support of a cure. This cause hits especially close to home for Combined Properties, as it does for so many. In a gesture of solidarity, the pink ladies of Combined Properties stand united, donating the monies raised today to Lee National Denim Day: one cause, one cure. Read the full “Pink Ladies” blog post here.
For over seven years Combined Properties served as an active development partner for the Malden YMCA, overseeing fundraising, design, and construction of the new facility. John Pereira, president, was chairman of the capital campaign, building committee, and board of directors for five years. The new $15 million Malden YMCA is twice the size of the previous facility and membership has increased 9 times over. Malden’s YMCA features a 6-lane lap pool, 3-lane shallow therapy pool, teen center, preschool and school age child care centers, a full size gymnasium, indoor running track, fitness center, cardio center, senior fitness center, indoor handball courts, and a rich variety of community programs.
Learn more about the YMCA project on our Projects in the Spotlight page.
A visit to Combined Properties’s office on a Friday will reveal a casual look for employees. Jeans are typical on Fridays, but the casual dress code doesn’t come without a price – one that employees are pleased to pay! Jeans mean support for local charities and recent individual employee donations have supported the following organizations:
- Partners in Health/Haiti
- American Cancer Relay for Life
- Fisher House Boston/ Recovering Soldiers & Families
- Alzheimer’s Day
- Lee National Denim Day/Breast Cancer
- Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Elder Independence Fund
- First Church of Nazarene/ Thanksgiving dinner
- Soldiers Home/ Purchased list of items needed
- Children’s Hospital Mile for Miracles
- Kiwanis Holiday Baskets
Employees continue to wear jeans on Fridays and look forward to making donations to deserving charities!
Combined Properties has a long-standing relationship with Triangle Inc., a Malden-based organization helping over 2,000 people with disabilities gain job skills and economic self sufficiency. President of Combined Properties, John Pereira, is also president of Triangle’s board of directors. Check out more on the Accessible Icon Project.
Check out a video produced by Triangle featuring one of Combined Properties’s valuable employees here.
Engaging with the Community
Here is a sampling of the organizations with whom we have developed relationships: