At Kaufman Development, we believe that giving back to the community is a win-win situation. When people get involved, it improves the health and well-being of both the receiver—and the giver. With that in mind, Kaufman Development is partnering with the Community Shelter Board (CSB) to create a range of opportunities for our residents to get involved. Because we build places for people to live, it seemed like a good idea to join the fight against homelessness. Here’s how you can help.
• Corporate Support: To demonstrate our commitment to the community and the need to end homelessness, Kaufman Development is donating $1 per month to the CSB for every Kaufman resident. That means you’re already giving back, simply by living in a Kaufman community.
• On-Site Connections: Donate personal items for people who are experiencing homelessness or transitioning to a place of their own. Simply drop your personal items in the box located on site at all Kaufman Development communities. From diapers to deodorant, we’ll keep you informed about much-needed items so you can help to meet immediate needs when they occur.
• Tours and Service Opportunities: From serving a meal to tutoring a child, there are numerous ways to give back to your community. Call them field trips if you like, but we will be opening the door to many on-site service opportunities. For up-to-date information, check the calendar at www.livekaufman.com or www.csb.org. Or simply plan a visit the Community Shelter Board to learn more about the organization’s mission.
• One Day to End Homelessness: With homelessness on the rise, there is no better time than the present to get involved. The Community Shelter Board is asking homeowners and renters to donate a day’s worth of their rent or mortgage to the cause. It’s an opportunity to step up to the plate and do something about the problem. The CSB is partnering with 10 TV and the Dispatch Media Group in this effort. To date, they’ve signed on 2,700 new donors.
• Candle with a Cause: When residents move into a Kaufman community, they receive a welcome basket that includes, among other things, a candle from Candle with a Cause. Proceeds from the sale of these candles go to the Community Shelter Board. We hope the candles serve as a constant reminder of the work being done to end homelessness.
In the words of CSB Executive Director Michelle Heritage, “Homelessness is not incurable. We can end it in our community. And when people get involved, we get closer to that reality.”