This month, a team of hundreds of staff and volunteers of 1st Lake Properties, Inc. and members of The Apartment Association of Greater New Orleans joined forces to organize donations and give back-to-school supplies and household and sanitary items for women and families of domestic abuse. The items were gathered and organized for two weeks in order to be given to the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children for proper distribution. 1st Lake Properties is thrilled to have seen such generosity and success with the donation drive.
1st Lake Properties chose to work with the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children because of their dedicated, tireless work for families that suffer from domestic violence. Darlene Santana, the Executive Director for the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children, said, “Our mission statement is to ‘Break the cycle of violence and aid survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking through advocacy, empowerment, transformation, and intervention.’ We sincerely appreciate the donations and support of 1st Lake Properties and The Apartment Association in preparing our children for school. Through the generosity of the community, we are able to accomplish our mission.”
In advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, 1st Lake Properties was proud to partner with the Apartment Association of Greater New Orleans to assist in such a worth-while cause. 1st Lake Properties staff and volunteers echo the sentiments of Favrot & Shane Co. Senior Vice President, Stacey Shane Schott, when she said, “We have recognized the importance of making our community aware of the needs of victims and survivors in abusive situations. We partnered with The Apartment Association of Greater New Orleans in our request for donations to help support and bring awareness to these families.”
1st Lake Properties is proud and inspired by the generosity it saw from its community members and is eager to find more ways to contribute to invaluable organizations like the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. Other additional resources include The Recovery Village.