MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Tuesday, February 14 volunteers from Newmark Associates in Cedar Knolls and Caring Capital spent the day sharing their love for the community at The Mt. Kemble Home in Morristown, a program of Homeless Solutions. Volunteers spent the day assembling bookcases for the Home’s library, constructing a TV console for the community room, and creating decorative wall hangings for the Home’s residents.
Homeless Solutions recently completed a $1.5M extensive, multi-phased renovation, which incorporated many safety and mobility enhancements, and the bookcases, TV console, and art work were wonderful additions to the newly renovated residence for senior women.
Twenty Newmark volunteers assembled bright and early Tuesday morning and were welcomed by Homeless Solutions Director of Housing Development Tom Clark.
“We couldn’t do what we do without volunteers like Newmark, who make things so much easier for the women that live here", said Clark. "We are grateful for their willingness to take time out of their busy lives to make someone else’s day brighter.”
After hearing about the history of the Home from Clark and Mt. Kemble Home House, Manager Elizabeth Johnson, the group took a tour, and then they dug into their projects.
“Volunteering is a fundamental part of our company,” says Susanne Newmark, Founder and President, Newmark Associates. “Giving back to communities and taking care of one another are core values of our entire team. What a powerful experience the act of volunteering can be for all involved!” Newmark ‘s specialized brokerage services include lease and sales transactions for retail, land, industrial, office, healthcare and mixed-use properties; tenant and owner representation; lease renegotiation; and advisory and valuation services.
Susie Schubb, Founder and President of Caring Capital, an organization that operates on the philosophy that employee engagement should have a purpose, made the match between the Newmark Team and The Mt. Kemble Home. “Caring Capital was founded on the premise that team-building and corporate social responsibility can and should be one and the same”, said Schubb.