BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES BY GIVING BACK
Rooted in our core value of A Spirit of Caring, AvalonBay has a long-standing history of building strong communities by giving back. We deepened our commitment in 2015, and launched our Building Strong Communities philanthropy and community engagement strategy, which focuses on community preparedness and disaster relief, affordable housing, and support for the disadvantaged.
Our tradition of sponsoring an annual Spirit of Caring Month also continues to be an important aspect of our philanthropy strategy. Last year, we contributed almost 2,300 volunteer hours to over 55 charitable organizations across our major markets. This year, we've declared September as Spirit of Caring Month. Throughout the month, associates join together in volunteerism and giving back, building strong communities.
FOCUS AREA 1: COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS & DISASTER RELIEF
AvalonBay believes in helping those in need during times of natural and human disasters. We do this by partnering with the American Red Cross and supporting them with a $1 million donation as a Disaster Responder Partner.
FOCUS AREA 2: AFFORDABLE HOUSING
AvalonBay believes a safe, comfortable home provides a strong foundation for all else in life. We do this by funding:
New York City
FOCUS AREA 3: SUPPORT FOR THE DISADVANTAGED
AvalonBay believes in supporting the disadvantaged and most vulnerable in our local communities to improve their quality of life. We do this by supporting regional charities such as:
Pacific North West