Community Management Company, AAM, Sponsors Florida Active Adult Community Residents As They Collect More than 8500 Items of Food for the Hungry

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Solivita residents stage a Pack the Pantry food drive so children in neighboring communities don't go hungry.

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Solivita residents collect more than 8500 food items in a drive sponsored by AAM, their community management company.

In addition to our Solivita residents, AAM engaged our vendors and contractors to contribute. As a company we are very fortunate to work with tremendous people who step up to the plate to help those in need.

Residents at Solivita, an active adult community south of Orlando, Florida, led the charge in making sure children have enough to eat. During a 16 day event sponsored by AAM, their community management company, they collected more than 8500 food items to give to the hungry near their own community, located in Poinciana.

From day one, these vibrant, engaged neighbors took the lead in the AAM sponsored Pack the Pantry Food Drive and never looked back. The residents called friends to send checks, shopped armed with coupons and opened their hearts and wallets.

The food was given to the needy including Eastside and Laurel Elementary Schools, both located within Polk County near Orlando. “Each school got a large supply of food and they were very excited at the first distribution,” said Rita Katz, one of the Solivita residents who spearheaded the outreach. “Volunteers packed 120 bags for the children to take home. Supplies are full and we have a reserve. That’s a great accomplishment.”

“In addition to our Solivita residents, AAM engaged our vendors and contractors to contribute. As a company we are very fortunate to work with tremendous people who step up to the plate time and time again to help those in need,” said Kraig Carmickle, the AAM manager for Solivita. AAM has launched an initiative in Florida, Arizona and New Mexico to Create a Better America One Neighborhood at a Time. The company stands behind that vision, raising money, collecting food, and conducting days of service with various non-profit organizations in the areas where the company conducts its business.

Lima Food Pantry, which received a spruce-up during an AAM day of service this summer, also received food donations from the pantry drive. Sheila Anderson, Solivita resident and St. Rose of Lima Food Pantry director cited Mother Teresa, “‘If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one,’ but Solivita did so much more. The incredible kindness to the poor of the community by the people of Solivita and AAM would have moved Mother Teresa to tears of joy. You have fed not just one family but hundreds. We can only thank you with our prayers,” said Anderson.

AAM is one of the nation’s leading community management company, working with many of the largest homebuilding and community development companies in the United States such as Del Webb/Pulte, Shea Homes and Meritage Homes. Founded in 1990, AAM employs 350 people and manages over 350 homeowners associations in the United States. AAM is dedicated to delivering total peace of mind to the boards of directors and homeowners in the communities it manages. http://www.associatedasset.com.

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