Angel Tree Drive Lights Up Lives Of 1425 Needy Kids

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Article contributed By Julia Hart, Lincoln Property Company & Tracy Hicks, Transwestern Commercial Services

Corporate Concierge, Inc. & Dallas BOMA partnered to host the 12th annual Angel Tree Drive benefiting some of the neediest kids in our community.  We adopted children affiliated with Vogel Alcove, Jonathan’s Place, Mi Escuelia, Interfaith Housing Coalition, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Our Friends Place, New Beginning Center Good Shepherd Community Center & Dallas & Collin County Children’s Advocacy Centers.  

Through the generosity of concierges, property management teams, vendors & office building & apartment tenants, we were able to donate approx. 5700 gifts to 1425 children. Wow! The kids received gifts of toys, bikes, warm clothing, shoes, scooters, games, basketballs, books, stuffed animals & more, just in time for the holidays.  Thank you so much to those of you who spread love & sunshine to these children! 

The Participating Properties

Those who hosted drives included: Kristin Collett & Susan Carbone, Spire Realty Group; Andrea Spence, Kari Rich & Candace Rozell, Concierge Connection; Dorinda Matias & Kelli Garetson, Cousins Properties; Amy Golly, Equity Office Properties; Trish Freis & Tina Robin, Granite Properties; Diane Liggett, Ion Mgmnt.; Kelli Sowards, Piedmont REIT; Amber Garcia, Jennifer Nemeth & Terry Gladding, Bentley Forbes; Glenda Lee, Charter Asset Mgmnt.; Kristine Lang, Metropolitan Investors; Shirley Lockett, Peloton Real Estate Mgmnt.; Sandra Smith, Grubb & Ellis; Cindy Haughey, Proman Int’l; Pam Calder, Fortis Property Group; Cecilia Ayala, Two Trees Mgmnt.; David Windell, Michael Worth, Miranda Clark, Melissa McNeel, Mary Nunes, Allison Millington, Katy Bennett & Kirsten Nielsen, CBRE; Holli Biggerstaff, Kodiak Mgmnt. Co.; Cindy Tannehill & Cheryl Caldwell, Kenexa/UHG Recruitment; Regina McClendon & Gail Roden, Parmenter Realty Partners; Tracy Hicks, Maria Smith, Dawn Hudson & Ginger Tucker, Transwestern Commercial Services; and Sherri Martin, Ashley Norman, Heather Davila, Cara Leigh Ingram, Francis Rabon, Sharon McCallum & Julia Hart, Lincoln Property Co.

The Community Service Committee and Our Volunteers

Angel Tree 2009The Community Service Committee’s project leads for the Angel Tree were: Tracy Hicks, Transwestern Commercial Services; Dodi Whitmire, Mid America Metals; Mike Brady, Alpha Glass; Lisa Rutherford, Granite Properties; & Julia Hart, Lincoln Property Co. Huge thanks to this group and to Michelle Lynn, Dallas BOMA, who did a fantastic job of creating 250 Forgotten Angel ornament tags for the drive.

A special thank you goes to Lisa Rutherford & the Granite gang, for volunteering Preston Plaza to serve as our central distribution center; their security, engineering & management teams went the extra mile once again!  Thanks also to the folks who helped with delivery to Preston Plaza & the charities, as well as to those who helped sort gifts at the Sorting Party! 

Angel Tree 2009bHelping the project leads with delivery &/or the sorting party were: Darrell Mullins, Precision Landscape; Mike Brady, Alpha Glass; Lisa Rutherford, Billy Conn, Tina Robin, Robert Breunig, Kimmie Johnson, Granite Properties; Dodi Whitmire, George Smith & Mark Williams, MidAmerica Metals; Chuck Williams, Smith Protective; Tracy Hicks & Kari Delamore, Transwestern Commercial Services; Scott Frech, Executive Security; Greg Miller, United Rentals; Charles Hart, Select Janitorial; Linda Amodeo, City Wide Building Services; Deborah Brown, John Bowles Property Mgmnt. Co.; Kari Delamore, Transwestern Commercial Services; Melissa McNeel, CBRE; Scarlett Gary, CWD; Shane Baggett, Metropolitan Investors; MG Cox, Imagine Building Services; Greg Miller, United Building Rentals; Patrick Manning, Proman Int’l, & Julia Hart, Lincoln Property Co.

This is truly a huge concierge, property management, vendor &  BOMA community service committee effort. We could not achieve what we do without each and every one who helped!  Much gratitude is also extended to those who conducted vendor sales, with proceeds benefiting the drive. These funds enabled the BOMA CSC to purchase gift bags & drive supplies at cost. Thanks so much for your support!

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