It’s the season of giving and as a long time Northwest company, Pillar Properties is committed to giving back to the community. As part of our Pillar Passions program, we select a local organization to support each quarter.
We just wrapped up our efforts for Toys for Tots and the results were spectacular.
Each of our properties and the team at the Seattle office put together a huge effort to help ensure that children in need were supported this holiday season. We also received donations from outside companies since our properties were official drop off locations for Toys for Tots.
Our total donation for Toys for Tots this year comes to $40,000 in toys and cash. We think that is an incredible effort and a ridiculously large donation given the size of our company. Thank you to all of the residents and team members who helped make this effort successful!
To continue with the spirit of giving, we made sure to give our residents a time to come together and celebrate the holidays with friends and neighbors. The Century hosted a Holiday Cocktail Party to spread the holiday cheer. Residents enjoyed appetizers and craft cocktails in a festive poinsettia filled room. The featured drinks of the night were Cranberry Manhattans and Spiced Apple Cider Moscow Mules. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be stressed out! The holidays need to be a time for family and a time for giving…not just for giving you a headache.
Here are a few helpful hints to get you through this holiday season, well…at least get you through the stressful parts, hopefully after reading this you will be able to sit back and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!
We asked Property Manager Matt what he does to prepare for the holidays:
Matt said he thinks it’s important to take a break from all of your to-do lists and do something that makes you excited for the holiday season!
Matt suggests treating yourself to a festive showing of the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s new production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker! He said it’s a specular evening for the whole family! For a more romantic evening, Matt suggests taking a stroll with your theater date to Palace Kitchen for a cozy pre-theater dinner.