Larken takes the idea of "community" to heart. Whether it is a charitable event to support a local organization, a community gathering that brings people together, or a company-wide service event, we are continually finding new ways to enrich and enhance our local communities. For us, the measure of a successful project is not defined by dollars and cents, but the lasting positive impact our team is able to make on our local communities.
Rainbows for Hope
Rainbows for Hope
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked residents and tenants to create rainbows and messages of hope to show that after every storm comes a rainbow.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked our residents and commercial tenants to create rainbows and messages of hope to show that after every storm comes a rainbow. For each submission we received, we donated to local food banks including the Second Harvest Food Bank, Flemington Area Food Pantry, Food Bank Network of Somerset County and the York County Food Bank to help those in need during the difficult time of the pandemic.
We honored local heroes in our community who helped others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether they were individuals working in the healthcare system, helping stock food at grocery stores or making and donating face masks, our residents, commercial tenants and our Larken team nominated their local hero to be featured on our social media.
Meet some of our nominees - Charmaine, a resident at Horizons at the Village at Whitehall making and donating face masks to her fellow residents, Rachel, a nurse working in the COVID-19 unit in a NJ hospital and Sara and Bennett, EMTs working hard to ensure the safety of others. We'd like to thank these selfless people for helping others during the difficult time.
Building homes is an important part of what we do, but the homes we created in Guatemala may be the most memorable ones we've ever built. We partnered with From Houses to Homes, an organization that has built over 1,500 homes for those in need, to build homes for indigenous families.
Members of our team, with the help of the local community, built homes for the Canel Colchaj and the Pirir Patzán families in the little village of El Rejón by Sumpango. They did everything from pouring the foundations, to hauling brick up to the sites, to personally delivering the final homes to the families. They also had the opportunity to experience the local culture and community, touring the area and giving out toys and treats to the children of the village.
We'd like to thank From Houses to Homes for allowing us to be part of this amazing experience. We'd also like to extend our gratitude to our team members who volunteered their time for such an important cause and showed how much #LarkenCares.
We helped animals find their fur-ever home during our #LarkenCares Bethlehem Pet Adoption Event at The Hills at Lehigh on May 19, 2019! Local shelters were on hand to help our residents and community members find the perfect furry companion.
We're proud to have so many pet-friendly #LarkenLiving communities, so we offered our residents 50% off their adoption fee when they adopted a pet during the event. Local vendors also sold plenty of pet-related goodies and snacks. We want to give a special thank you to all of the rescue groups, vendors and residents who came out in support of No Kill Lehigh Valley!
Did you know just one pint of blood can save up to three lives? We teamed up with the Miller-Keystone Blood Center in Bethlehem, PA for our #LarkenCares Blood Drives on August 17, 2019 and March 21, 2020! Taking care of our community is something we take great pride in, and we're happy to do our part to help.
Our 2020blood drive also provided much needed blood to hospitals in our region as they faced shortages arising from COVID-19. Thank you to all of our residents who generously gave blood, greatly benefiting the Bethlehem community and helping save lives.
We teamed up with Caitlin's Smiles, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children facing long-term illness in Pennsylvania hospitals with art and craft supplies, homemade cards and activities to make their stay easier. We set up card crafting stations at our #LarkenLiving communities and corporate office to send well wishes and help brighten a child's day! Thank you to everyone who got creative for a good cause.
We helped our residents get prepared for the season ahead at our Flu Vaccine Clinic hosted by our apartment community The Hills at Lehigh and CVS Pharmacy. We'd like to thank everyone who joined us to help protect themselves and their community. We're proud we can offer services that make #LarkenLiving convenient for our residents!
We're thankful for our caring and generous residents who helped give back to our community in a very special way. We partnered with the Lehigh Valley Business Group for our #LarkenCares Senior Shoebox Drive. Donations included small novelty items and packaged treats to bring a little joy to senior citizens in need at local assisted living facilities in the Lehigh Valley. We were happy to help put smiles on the faces of seniors in need during the holiday season.
Supporting our local communities is an important part of what we do, especially in Bethlehem, PA where so many of our resident’s call home. Our #LarkenLiving team proudly sponsored local Freedom High School's basketball team! We wished them the best of luck throughout the season and during their championship game. Go Patriots!
Did you know that socks are the most needed and least donated items at homeless shelters? We teamed up with the Lehigh Valley Business Group to help them reach their goal of 10,000 pairs of new socks for the homeless in Lehigh Valley, PA.
Our residential leasing offices collected 445 pairs of socks, with our apartment community The Hills at Lehigh collecting the most. Combined with the socks donated at our corporate office, the grand total came to 645 pairs! We'd like to thank each and every person who donated to our #LarkenCares Sock Drive. You've made an impact on someone's life!
On Veterans Day at Horizons at the Village at Whitehall in Lehigh County, PA, we honored those who served by unveiling our new military wall. The wall proudly displays a photo and bio of each service member from the community to honor our residents who bravely served or have a family member who is currently serving. Thank you to all veterans who sacrificed to protect our country!
We'd like to thank all of our residents who donated to our #LarkenCares drive for homeless children. We're immensely grateful for our compassionate residents at Horizons at the Village at Whitehall, our Larken Senior Living community in Lehigh County, PA, for helping us give back to those in need in our local community.