Norwalk, CT Avison Young employees visited the Elayne and James Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County in Stamford as part of the commercial real estate agency’s annual Day of Giving.
Avison Young volunteers helped clean out the office space, disassemble and dispose of old furniture, reorganize files and assemble new office furniture. In a transaction negotiated by Avison Young earlier this year, the agency relocated to 196 Greyrock Place in Stamford.
The local agency joined its international team in the sixth annual Day of Giving. Thousands of employees in 100 Avison Young offices spent the day volunteering at more than 80 community organizations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
“We’re thrilled that this was our largest and most far-reaching global Day of Giving ever. As we continue to help initiate change at the grassroots level, we will again be promoting the principles of sustainability through action and partnership – but on a much larger scale,’’ said Mark Rose, chair and CEO of Avison Young.
Avison Young’s Global Day of Giving is part of the company’s Global Citizenship strategy. Each Avison Young office selected its own community volunteer project in consultation with the charity that will receive the assistance. Avison Young’s Day of Giving is held annually in the firm’s markets each October.
Many new members of the Avison Young family participated in the global Day of Giving for the first time. The increase stems from Avison Young’s acquisition of GVA in February and other acquisitions, new office openings and hires completed during the past year.
“We’re thrilled that this was our largest and most far-reaching global Day of Giving ever,’’ Rose said. “As we continue to help initiate change at the grassroots level, we will again be promoting the principles of sustainability through action and partnership – but on a much larger scale.”