Pangea Cares, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves underrepresented communities in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Baltimore, will prepare and distribute 135 Thanksgiving turkey baskets to residents of Pangea Properties, a private Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), on Saturday, November 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in Chicago and November 21 in Indianapolis.
In time for Thanksgiving, Pangea Cares will be making the holiday special for families in need living in Chicago and Indianapolis. The Turkey Giveaway initiative is a part of Pangea Cares’ mission to improve the communities that Pangea Properties owns and operates.
“Knowing how hectic things can get around the holidays, not to mention the financial strain that can come with providing for families, we’re happy to take some stress off of residents by making sure a good Thanksgiving meal isn’t an expense they have to incur this year. At Pangea Cares, we want to give back to the communities we serve and to say thanks for being a part of the Pangea family,” said Chanelle Cromwell, Programs Director for Pangea Cares.
Prior to the event, employees will prepare and assemble baskets to be delivered on November 23 in Chicago and November 21 in Indianapolis. Each basket will include a variety of traditional Thanksgiving items and ingredients, such as a 10-pound turkey, green beans, stuffing, cornbread, corn, mashed potatoes, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, cookies, cranberry sauce, and more. The baskets will also include a personalized guide with a list of ingredients, suggested recipes, and cooking tips to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving family dinner.
Pangea volunteers will personally deliver turkey baskets to the homes of 135 Pangea residents in the days prior to Thanksgiving.
Maintenance Manager Jose Guzman volunteered last year to deliver baskets to deserving families. “Delivering meals to residents that live in the zone I work for was awesome,” he recalls. “Residents were able to see that Pangea really does care about them and that we aren’t like many of the other property management companies out there. Last year was exciting since it was my first time volunteering for the event, and the faces of appreciation that the residents showed made it all worth it.”
Megan Davidson, Marketing Analyst at Pangea, is looking forward to helping with the initiative as it’s her first year at Pangea. “Events like the Turkey Basket Giveaway are a big part of what made me decide to come to Pangea. It shows we are taking steps to give back to the communities we serve, and it allows those of us at headquarters to be a part of that as well.”
Last year, Pangea Cares did this event for the first time and delivered 119 baskets to Pangea Properties residents in Chicago and Indianapolis. Pangea plans to continually increase its efforts in the years to come.
About Pangea Cares
Pangea Cares is a 501c3 nonprofit organization within Pangea Properties whose mission is to heal Chicago, Indianapolis and Baltimore communities from the inside out. Through the Pangea Cares initiative, Pangea creates meaningful social impact by tackling three pillars of community service: health and wellness, education and technology, and community beautification. Pangea Cares has been recognized for its service by the Chicagoland Apartment Association, the Chicago Housing Authority, and Yardi Property Management solutions. For more information, visit Pangea Cares online at www.pangeare.com/pangea-cares.
About Pangea Properties
Pangea Properties is a private real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the workforce housing segment of the multi-family, residential real estate market. Pangea was founded in 2008 with the mission to bring service, value and care to its residents. The unique REIT owns and operates all of its properties, delivering the highest standard of service to its residents by utilizing interactive technology, 24/7 maintenance support, a centralized call center for residents and localized management staff. Today, Pangea has invested over $475 million into 13,000+ apartment units throughout Chicago, Indianapolis and Baltimore, with the goal of continuing to expand within existing markets and new markets nationally. Pangea has been highlighted by several media outlets including Forbes, CNBC, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, Chicago Grid and The Steve Harvey Show. Pangea was awarded the Inc. 500|5000 Hall of Fame award for 5 consecutive designations from 2013 through 2017, ranking first overall for the Chicago market and second for the entire real estate industry in 2013. Pangea has won numerous awards including multiple CAA CAMMEs and has been named a Crain’s Chicago Business Top Job’s Creator as well as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace several times. For more information, visit Pangea online at www.pangeare.com, www.facebook.com/PangeaRE, www.linkedin.com/company/pangea-properties or on Twitter @PangeaRE.