In the Community Archive
February 23, 2018
(Merrillville, Ind.) - On February 23, Holladay Properties staff and friends gathered at Avalon Manner in Merrillville, Ind. to enjoy a Winter Wonderland, a benefit for Junior Achievement of Chicago - Northwest Indiana Division. Drew Mitchell, VP - Development (LaGrange, Ill.) and Jessica Vargas, Project Architect (Portage, Ind.) are board members of JA NWI, a nonprofit organization that provides unique learning experiences for students throughout Northwest Indiana. All proceeds from the event help fund JA's programs, which are designed to strengthen students' awareness of the critical pillars: Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, and Entrepreneurship.
Read the blog post, Recognizing Our People in the Community - Drew Mitchell & Jessica Vargas, for full details.
February 23, 2018
(Nashville, TN) - 20 Holladay in the Community volunteers recently gave 25 hours of hope for today at the Nashville Rescue Mission Women’s Campus, working in the kitchen and the warehouse. In the kitchen, the volunteers plated and served food to women and children in need as well as cleaned up the service area. In the warehouse, the group sorted, organized and shelved clothing donations for future distribution to women and children in need. Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to providing hope for today, tomorrow and eternity to the hungry, homeless and hurting in Middle Tennessee. Read the blog post, Hope for Today, for full details.
March 16, 2018
(Nashville, Tenn.) - On March 16, the Madness was felt in the main Nashville office with a Hoops Contest for a Cause. With a $5 entry fee, employees participated in a bracket-style tournament to shoot basketball hoops in an over-the-door hoop that was set up in the Board Room. The money raised from entries and other contributions was donated to Give Me 10, a nonprofit community led movement to address the issue of hunger among children in East Nashville. Currently, East Nashville has 6 districts with a 30% poverty rate or higher (2-times the national rate). Give Me 10 was founded in 2013 in response to students, who depend on school meals, facing hunger during school breaks. Supported by the community and local schools, Give Me 10 has met the food, clothing and other daily needs of more than 200 East Nashville families.
March 24, 2018
(Nashville, TN) - Holladay Properties recently partnered with American Red Cross for a blood drive. The mobile blood drive bus parked in front Holladay’s main office (Nashville, TN) and was open to the employees of the AmeriPlex at Elm Hill business park. The drive collected 15 units and had three first-time donors.
(Fairfax, VA) - In March, Holladay Properties hosted an electronic recycling event in conjunction with Ampajen Solutions and Goodwill of Greater Washington at the Yorktown 50 property located at 8316 Arlington Blvd. The event enabled practices and employees at the facility to recycle electronic equipment ranging from computers, monitors, laptops to gaming consoles. According to property manager Tina Rogers, the event was well received and gathered 525 pounds of electronics. Goodwill provides certified data destruction and then will either resell usable equipment or Dell Computers will recycle the components. This project also benefits the environment as it helps keep toxic waste out of landfills.
April 29 - May 1, 2018
(Miami, FL) - Holladay Properties staff from Florida and Nashville offices have been supporting the Tigerbots, of W.R. Thomas Middle School in Miami, FL on its road to the 2018 VEX IQ Challenge World Robotics Competition in Louisville, Ky. The Tigerbots were the Florida State Champions and competed against other top robotics teams April 29 to May 1 at the world championship. The team's final results were: #39 in Total Points scored for Qualification Matches out of 398 Teams; #9 in the Arts Division out of 80 Team; #5 in the Arts Division Final; #21 Overall in Division Finals; and Top 10% robot in the world. Henry Rodriguez, Property Manager (Miami, FL) had two nephews participating in the World Robotics Competition, including one on the Tigerbots team.
April 7, 2018
(Baltimore, MD) - On April 7, our Eastern Region office sponsored and participated in the 2018 Baltimore City State Attorney’s 5k Fund Run for Victim’s Assistance, an event which raises money for the Crime Victim’s Emergency Fund. Senior Vice President Austin Haynes pulled together a team of four and gathered with others in Druid Hill Park to run the 5K in support of the Crime Victim’s Emergency Fund, which provides victims of domestic violence, robbery, assault and child abuse in the community with immediate care and assistance. “The event was a terrific success and a lot of money was raised for a terrific cause,” Haynes said of the event.
May 11, 2018
(Nashville, TN) - On May 11, Holladay employees spent an afternoon volunteering at Project C.U.R.E. in Nashville. Project C.U.R.E. (PC) is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. During the volunteer event, the group was split into two teams. One team of eight sorted thousands of medical supplies and the other team of six pulled boxes upon boxes of medical supplies to be sent to Afghanistan. The Nashville PC facility is a 58,000 square foot warehouse. PC delivers, on average, three semi-truck sized containers packed with medical relief each week, each valued at over $400,000 in supplies and has travel clinics to countries in need a dozen or more times a year.
(Indianapolis, IN) - Holladay Properties has been a proud supporter of the Decatur Central High Lady Hawks girls softball team this year. Our support, as well as others, helped get the team to the IHSAA State Championship in West Lafayette, which they won! This represents the Lady Hawks' first state title and we are happy to be a community partner of MSD Decatur Schools.
June 14, 2018
(Kansas City, MO) - Holladay Properties was a proud sponsor of the Reece-Nichols 2018 Golf Classic, which was held Thursday, June 14 in Raymore, MO. Sara Madson with Holladay’s Kansas City market represented as the management branch of the Reece-Holladay strategic partnership. The event benefits the ReeceNichols Benevolent Fund, which assists ReeceNichols agents during times of need and has raised more than $270,000 to help hundreds of employees get through difficult times.
July 20, 2018
On July 20, Nashville employees competed in a friendly cornhole tournament. The $5 entry fee and other donations went to the Holladay Team for the American Heart Association Walk. Participants competed in a bracket-style cornhole
tournament (aka bean bag toss) until a winner was declared. The competition was good, but Deborah Kautz, Corporate Accountant, came away with the win and has her name proudly inscribed on the Holladay Cup (perpetual trophy).
July 25, 2018
(South Bend, IN) - Holladay Properties hosted a blood drive on Wednesday, July 25 in support of the South Bend Medical Foundation. For almost two months before the drive, recruiting efforts began to retrieve as many donors as possible. Posters were made, announcements were sent out to both staff and our downtown tenants, and the donor list began filling up. When event day came, the South Bend Medical Foundation parked their Bloodmobile in our executive parking spaces, prepared to take our donations. Members of the Holladay staff, neighboring businesses, and tenants from our downtown South Bend properties donated blood to help those in need. A total of 13 whole blood donations were accepted this year which has the potential to save 39 lives. The event was coordinated by Erin Noonan, Blood Donor Recruitment Specialist, from the South Bend Medical Foundation and Shelby Seifer of Holladay Properties.
August 10, 2018
(Portage, IN) - Holladay Properties and HCG in Portage teamed up for the United Way for Porter County's Day of Caring. The hardworking volunteers spent the day landscaping outside and painting inside to transform an old farm house into a beautiful sanctuary for Family Promise, a nonprofit group dedicated to providing homeless families the help they need to get on their feet. Holladay first participated in the Day of Caring in 2008 and has put together a group of volunteers for 8 of the last 10 years.
2017 Community Events