National Outreach Week 2022
Eenhoorn Gives Back
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Eenhoorn team was excited to spend a workday focusing on giving back to local communities for the annual National Outreach Week! During the weeks of May 23rd and July 11th, 69 Eenhoorn employees, including property staff, support center staff, maintenance and grounds staff volunteered for few workday hours at local organizations. In total, 135.5 hours were donated to community give back!
Sustainability-related organizations were selected to align with the Eenhoorn Sustainability Initiative. The Eenhoorn team was able to learn about local initiatives that are focused on conservation and supporting the community. There were many highlights of the week. Our Lansing, MI area team enjoyed helping out at an edible park at the Fenner Nature Center where the public can stroll through and snack on fruit trees and vegetables, providing fresh free food to the community. Our onsite team in the Monroe, MI area spent a Friday afternoon clearing trash and debris from the beach and nature trails at Sterling State Park. The Grand Rapids area team worked with Blandford Nature Center by learning how to identify and remove invasive species. Some of the other projects included beach cleanups in Miami, native species planting, invasive species removal, urban farm maintenance, conservation efforts, and nature trail restoration. We’re thankful for having a team who shares our vision and is willing to spend time supporting these efforts.
Growing Eenhoorn’s Commitment
Our annual Community Give Back to organizations that focus on sustainability and conservation is just one focus of Eenhoorn’s Sustainability Initiative, which we feel sets Eenhoorn apart as an award-winning property management company. Our multi-faceted approach to sustainability also includes apartment efficiency through upgraded HVAC functions, added insulation, LED lighting and water saving fixtures. In addition, for every newly accepted apartment application, five trees are planted through our partnership with The Arbor Day Foundation. These efforts are supported through an investment in employee and resident education on green living. Our Grand Rapids staff volunteered at a local urban farm and learned the positive impact growing your own food has on health and well-being. It was through this experience with the National Outreach Week that the decision was made to install Community Gardens at several properties. Since then, community gardens have been installed at eight properties in our portfolio to encourage residents to grow and harvest their own fresh vegetables.