For the seventh year in a row, the corporate team at Flaherty & Collins Properties held fun contests, events and a donation drive as part of a day of giving with the Mozel Sanders Foundation.
“What Mozel Sanders does in the community is a vital part of Central Indiana, and we’re happy to support their cause,” said Jerry Collins, President and Co-Founder of Flaherty & Collins Properties, while presenting the foundation with a check and a sample of the F&C donation.
And what Stephanie Sanders and the team at Mozel Sanders Foundation do each year is feed 40,000 throughout Central Indiana on Thanksgiving – in addition to distributing bags of goods and groceries each and every month to those in need.
Each year, F&C’s corporate team ups the ante, and this year was no different, holding two events at our corporate office – a Pumpkin Carve-Off and Chili Cook-Off. Winners were selected by “celebrity” judges Concetta Lorah, Director of Events & Expositions for the Indiana Apartments Association, La Keisha Jackson, Pathway Resource Center & Indianapolis City Councilwoman and Stephanie Sanders, Mozel Sanders Foundation chairwoman, along with her son, Stefan.
A great time for a great cause! Our winners were:
The Pumpkin Carve-Off
Gavin Greene (Property Management / IT) – 1st Place
Josh Marsh (Construction) – 2nd Place
Dawn Coyle (Corporate Compliance) – 3rd Place
The Chili Cook-Off
Grand Champion – Lisa Berry (Corporate Compliance)
Hottest Chili – Grante Manning (Corporate Accounting)
Best Taste & Overall Flavor – Teisa Ward (Amber Woods)
Mozel Sanders Foundation goal is to raise $100,000 in their annual Thanksgiving Day campaign. You can learn more and donate by visiting https://www.mozelsanders.org/.
This week, Whole Foods Market opened its doors to customers for the first time. First customers were greeted with gift cards, fresh coffee and bread samples, as well as the first 500 receiving gift cards ranging from $5-$50 in value, with one lucky recipient getting $500.
The 40,000 square-foot grocery store at 320 E. Market Street, part of Flaherty & Collins Properties 360 Market Square project, opened at 9am Wednesday, March 21. The store features a tap room with 20 Indiana beers on tap, a coffee bar, an assortment of Japanese-American mochi ice cream, pizza, a salad bar and a hot foods bar, and more than 100 varieties of cheese.
The store also includes Amazon lockers.
This is the fifth Whole Foods in the state. As part of Whole Foods commitment to the area, they have several planned 1% Community Days, where one percent of that day’s net sales are donated to local non-profits or educational organizations.
- Wednesday, March 21 – City Market
- Thursday, March 22 – Wheeler Mission
- Friday, March 23 – Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
- Saturday, March 24 – Indianapolis Public School Education Foundation
- Sunday, March 25 – IndyCog
You can visit the store website HERE to learn more.
This week, Flaherty & Collins Properties held it’s annual Corporate Holiday Party, and a good time was had by all in our (still relatively new) digs in the Regions Tower in Downtown Indianapolis.
HR Director Chris Guess and Construction Team Member Wes Young discuss the Secret Santa
F&C Team Members (L-R) Melissa Rusler, Jamie Kenyon, Flo Brengle, Jeff Hammersley , Julia Young and Josh Marsh enjoy the 2017 Holiday Party.
Carolers visiting the F&C Corporate Office – December 14, 2017
The F&C Corporate Team enjoys Jerry Collins annual “Year in Review”
Capping the season for us though was the gift of giving back to those in need this holiday season. Partnering with The Children’s Bureau of Indianapolis, we sponsored two families this holiday season, providing over 40 gifts that will hopefully make the season a bit brighter and merrier.
Additionally, we set a goal, after discussing with the Children’s Bureau about the need of shoes for children of all ages, to donate 100 pairs of shoes to the organization.
We’re happy to say that our wonderful F&C team members raised the bar and we’ve collected 120 pairs of shoes for those needing some good kicks. Special thanks to Quality Boutique on Mass Ave. for their discounts in helping us purchase “quality” shoes for the drive’s effort.
“We continue to expand our giving back to the communities we live, work and play in, and I’m proud of your efforts these past several months to find unique ways of giving back to those in need,” said Jerry Collins, president of Flaherty & Collins Properties.
To learn more about The Children’s Bureau, CLICK HERE.
With that, we encourage you to keep the spirit of the season alive all the year round, and wish you a very Happy Holidays, from all of us at Flaherty & Collins Properties!
This week, F&C carved out a little time to hold our annual Mozel Sanders Foundation charitable event, the capstone of a campaign that we’ve been running this year since the middle of the summer to raise donations and collect goods for the Mozel Sanders Foundation’s annual Thanksgiving Day campaign.
This year, F&C and our partners at Vision Communities, Inc. presented Stephanie Sanders (head of the foundation) with a $4,000 check and over 5,000 goods for the campaign.
And of course, we celebrated the end of the drive with a little F&C flair, highlighted by a pizza party and pumpkin carving contest in our Corporate Headquarters on the 30th floor of the Regions Tower in Downtown Indianapolis.
Each and every department participated in what we dubbed the “Great Carve Off” – with prizes awarded to:
- Scariest Carve – Drew Rosenbarger
- Most Creative Carve – Josh Marsh
- People’s Choice – Josh Marsh
Special thanks to our judges (Lynne Petersen and Pat Gleason from the IAA and Stephanie Sanders and Stefon Sanders of Mozel Sanders Foundation).
We even found out that Luke Hoffman can hollow out a pumpkin in less than 2 minutes!
Mozel Sanders Foundation goal is to raise $100,000 in their annual Thanksgiving Day campaign. Each year, the Mozel Sanders Foundation feeds approximately 40,000 in Central Indiana on Thanksgiving – in addition to distributing bags of goods and groceries each and every month to those in need.