April 2020 Community of the Month: 101 Park Place at Harbor Point

May 8, 2020 | 11:19am

Move For Hunger is proud to announce that 101 Park Place at Harbor Point, a Greystar apartment community, has been named our Community of the Month, presented by Kastle, for April 2020!

101 Park Place at Harbor Point joined our Multi-Family Program in February of 2019, and the Stamford, CT apartment community has been asking its residents to donate their food when they move ever since. And when the need for non-perishable food donations increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff and residents at 101 Harbor Place responded. In April, they donated nearly 300 lbs. of food, which is more than they had collected in the preceding 13 months combined! All of the food was delivered to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County by our partners at CORT, and should provide approximately 250 meals to their neighbors in need.

"Giving back gives people a sense of purpose," said Danielle Burrows, Community Manager for 101 Park Place at Harbor Point. "During this ever changing, scary time, being able to give our residents something positive to focus on has been an amazing experience for us. There are so many people in need right now, to be able to inspire the residents who have something to contribute, with this positive outlet is really a win-win for everyone."

And it's not just the residents. Burrows said that being a part of the Move For Hunger network has had a positive impact on her coworkers, too.

"When we see the generosity from our residents, it gives us a new perspective on how lucky we are and how wonderful our community is. Seeing all the charity work that Greystar does with Move For Hunger, St. Jude’s, and Camp Home makes the team proud to be a part of the company we work for. We are grateful to be a part of a company that cares so much. We can be successful and still be compassionate and give back."

Burrows said Greystar's values and support from leadership have been one of the reasons the Move For Hunger program has resonated in her community.

"Our leaders have always instilled the Greystar 'Community Pillar' in us," she said. "I think it starts from there. They are excited to bring these charity initiatives to us and that passion is contagious. It trickles down from the leaders to the onsite team and then to the residents. We are all committed to giving back. We try to incorporate these values in everything we do."

Congratulations to 101 Park Place at Harbor Point on this much-deserved recognition! Thank you for helping us reduce food waste and fight hunger in Connecticut!

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