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Passco Companies, Kendra Scott Team Up for Move for Hunger

Six years ago, Passco Companies LLC launched its charitable giving program “Passco Gives Back” to empower its employees to support worthwhile organizations. This program has even inspired individuals to get involved by donating time, and at least five of Passco’s employees sit on the board of a nonprofit organization.

Since the launch of Passco Gives Back in 2015, the firm has supported more than 30 nonprofit organizations both locally and nationally including The Literacy Project, OC Support our Troops Semper Fi Fund, Human Options, Orangewood Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Move For Hunger.

Move for Hunger is a nonprofit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger. Passco’s partnership with Move For Hunger allows Passco multifamily properties in 17 states to get involved in this charitable giving program.

In 2019, Stacy Stemen, senior vice president of corporate marketing and development at Passco, and her team started the initiative to help Move For Hunger raise awareness and help stop hunger. Passco enrolled 25 of its apartment communities in the program, providing food collection bags, transportation resources, marketing materials and the means to help stop hunger.

“Passco rolled this out at several of our properties years ago and saw the impact it had on local food banks throughout the nation,” Stemen says. “My hope is that this campaign brings awareness to other apartment owners and managers, and they see the importance of supporting Move For Hunger and Giving Back within their local communities. 2020 was an extremely tough year and being able to help feed those in need is something we can all help with.”

Passco’s latest initiative partners with designer Kendra Scott of the fashion world to donate a portion of proceeds from sales to the Move For Hunger cause. During an upcoming online and in-store event, 20 percent of sale proceeds will benefit Move For Hunger.

“As an existing partner with Move For Hunger, we understand the need that exists throughout the nation, the need to stop hunger. This partnership between Passco, Move For Hunger and Kendra Scott evolved from an idea I had that flourished into this nationwide campaign,” Stemens says. “It is our hope that other apartment owners and managers follow suit, and roll this program out at their communities. We can all make a difference one community at a time. Let’s Shop to Stop Hunger.”

To participate, visit kendrascott.com on April 29 or April 30 and enter code GIVEBACK-1HYJ at checkout. The giveback code must be entered at checkout in order to donate 20 percent back.

Join the in-store event at Kendra Scott on April 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to benefit Move For Hunger. Shoppers must mention Move For Hunger or Passco at checkout so 20 percent of the proceeds will go back to the organization. Sales taking place during that two-hour timeframe at The Mall at Millenia, 4200 Conroy Rd. M-221, Orlando, FL or at North Hills Mall, 4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave., suite F100, Raleigh, NC will benefit Move For Hunger.

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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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