Fair benefited 2 local community organizations: Merrimack Valley Food Bank & Lifelinks, Inc.

Lowell – Over 200 residents from the Rover Place Towers (RPT) apartment community in Lowell attended the second annual River Place Towers Resident Fair on Tuesday, September 14th, in the building’s courtyard. The Fair was organized by the building’s management company, Princeton Properties, and the non-profit organization Building Impact, which runs the building’s community involvement programs.

This year’s Fair benefited two local community organizations: Merrimack Valley Food Bank and Lifelinks, Inc. Attendees donated 328 meals worth of food and money and assembled 500 food pantry raid bags for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Attendees of the Fair also made cards for developmentally challenged residents of Lifelinks, Inc.’s Community Center.

In addition to volunteer activities, local businesses such as M/A-COM Credit Union, Edible Arrangements and Cunniff Landscaping hosted information tables and donated prizes to the charity raffle. Other local participants included the Lowell Fire Department and local artists. The Fair included games, give-a-ways, a raffle, a spoken word performance by local youth from United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) and plenty of children’s activities.

The Fair highlights the growing interest in community involvement and the work of organizations spearheading the movement. Building Impact, a non-profit organization that connects buildings with volunteer events, helped to organize the Fair. Building Impact partners with building owners and managers that care about their local community, like Princeton Properties at River Place Towers, to make “giving back” easy by delivering volunteer and donation opportunities to people where they live and work. The organization they channels 100% of giving to non-profit partners, creating on-the-ground resources for people in need. Sarah Greenough, V.P. at Princeton Properties, explained, “At Princeton, we believe giving back to the community is essential for the wellbeing of our employees and the community at large. We take pride in our relationship with Building Impact.”

Alison Spindler, a Community Connector at Building Impact, organized the Fair with Princeton Properties’ River Place Towers’ staff. “It has been great working with Princeton Properties here in Lowell. Their staff is very community-focused, and they are always looking for ways to help their residents connect to the community. From bringing a donation truck right to the building for resident to drop off household items, to hosting fun community-oriented events like the RPT Fair, Princeton is always excited to work with us to bring these opportunities to their buildings.”

For more information about Building Impact:
Contact: Alison Spindler, Community Connector
Phone: 617-933-8280
Email: alison@buildingimpact.org
http://www.buildingimpact.org/

For more information about Princeton Properties:
Contact: Sarah Greenough, Vice President
Phone: 978-458-8700
Email: sgreenough@princetonproperties.com
http://www.princetonproperties.com/