Making a difference to the communities in which we reside in is part of the Preferred Living way – we assist dozens of national and local philanthropic organizations each year.
These efforts are brought to the forefront during this time of year, when there are so many members of the metropolitan Columbus area who can use a little assistance in having a happy holiday season.
Here are just a few ways you can help Preferred Living make a difference in our communities:
Thanksgiving Drive for Our Lady of Guadalupe Center
We partner with Catholic Social Services each year to help with a Thanksgiving drive for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Center, a center on the west side of Columbus aiming to help the immigrant Hispanic community there. The center provides services including a food pantry, nutrition and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, health screenings, as well as legal and immigrant consultations.
This year, the center is asking for hygiene products and cleaning supplies. We set up donation centers at each of our communities, where residents could drop off items through November 19.
Sponsor Children Through Catholic Social Services
Preferred Living has helped about 70 children have a happy holiday season as part of the Christmas child sponsorship program at Catholic Social Services. Participating on a corporate level, staff members bring in clothing and toys, filling the office with items that will bring smiles to the faces of area children.
Donations to Bishop Watterson High School
Preferred Living has also made significant donations to Bishop Watterson High School, helping renovate classrooms and put air conditioning units in many rooms. The company also provides marketing guidance for the school, helping it spread word of its mission and offerings to the community.
We have also assisted with Habitat for Humanity, helping build homes on the south side of Columbus. Among the other agencies Living Preferred has helped:
- American Cancer Society Relay for Life
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Make a Wish Foundation
- Autism Speaks
- American Diabetes Foundation