This week the staff at Apartments.com paid a visit to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless to present them with a check for $15,000 to culminate “Raising Awareness. Taking Action: A Campaign to Help End Homelessness.” During the two-month campaign, kicking off in November to coincide with National Homeless Awareness Month, Apartments.com promised to donate $1 to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless for every Like we received on our Facebook page. While we are so pleased to announce over 6,000 Facebook Likes were earned in response to this important initiative, the team at Apartments.com wanted to go above and beyond the number of Likes and present this well-deserving organization with a check for $15,000.
According to Apartments.com General Manager and Senior Vice President, Kevin Doyle, the campaign was a huge success and received an overwhelming outpouring of positive feedback from employees, customers and renters nationwide.
While we know $15,000 by itself won’t bring an end to homelessness, we hope it helps the Coalition to be able to continue the monumental good they do each and every day. It was an honor for our organization to be able to do our small part on behalf of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless this past holiday season. – Kevin Doyle
According to the National Coalition for the Homeless an estimated 3.5 million people experience homelessness each year and 100,000 of them are from Chicago, so although we donated locally, we designed the initiative to generate nationwide participation and help bring greater attention to this widespread issue across America.
Have you Liked the Apartments.com Facebook page yet? If not, be sure to in order to view photos of our check presentation at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, as well as updates on next year’s “Raising Awareness. Taking Action: A Campaign to Help End Homelessness” initiative.
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