At Heritage Properties, our core belief is simple: “We put people first.” This guiding principle shapes our actions and commitments, especially during the holiday season. Throughout November and December, our team joins together in spreading cheer and supporting our local communities through various donation drives at our properties.
Our residential communities in Rhode Island, Grant Mill and The Belmore, have been busy collecting donations for a variety of local drives! Throughout the year, Grant Mill collects donations for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, keeping a designated drop-off box for canned goods and non-perishable items stationed in its lobby. In addition, Grant Mill and The Belmore both held a coat drive earlier this month to support Rhode Island’s "Buy Nothing Day" Coat Exchange. Our communities received various donations of new and gently used coats, hats, gloves, mittens, sweaters, and sweatshirts.
As we head into December, Grant Mill and The Belmore will also be hosting a Toys for Tots toy drive at their respective communities from now through December 20. Whether donating a teddy bear or a train set, donations of new toys are welcomed in the lobbies of each community! If you’d like to spread some cheer virtually, the Toys for Tots Virtual Toy Box is always available online for contributions.
Meanwhile in Massachusetts, our community at Waterhead has been collecting donations for the Living Waters Center of Hope. Headquartered in Lowell, the Living Waters Center of Hope is a non-profit community organization that provides personalized support to those in need. This donation drive focuses on a wide range of much-needed items – from clothing and personal hygiene products to kitchen essentials. Every contribution helps cater to the diverse needs of those assisted by the Center for Hope.
Our Lowell portfolio also joined in the spirit with a dedicated canned food drive for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. In operation since 1991, the Merrimack Valley Food Bank collects donations for their “Gobble Up Hunger” campaign around the Thanksgiving season. Across our Lowell communities, we placed donation boxes for canned and non-perishable food items to help support this seasonal effort. More information and additional donation opportunities can be found by visiting this link.
As we reflect on these initiatives, we are filled with gratitude for every resident and team member who graciously donated to these causes. Thank you for your support this holiday season!