The Rosenblum Companies has long been committed to good corporate citizenship. We currently provide financial support to over 30 regional nonprofit agencies, but we are always looking for ways to amplify our support through volunteerism by individual members of The Rosenblum Team, involving our community of tenants, and even leveraging our real estate assets.
On the growth of the Thanksgiving Food Drive in collaboration with VHB and CHA:
“Originally it started out as this little office idea, and it turned into this entire Rosenblum office-complex event,” [Jenna Brown of VHB] said. “So it was much more than it was expected to be.”
On the collective efforts of the office park:
“The food drive and other property-wide efforts expand the company’s philanthropic reach,” [Jeff] Mirel said. “It’s by the good graces of our tenants that we try to do multiple office-park-wide and office-property-wide initiatives,” he said, citing a Red Cross blood drive and a “Winter Warmth” clothing drive for veterans in partnership with commercial real estate company CBRE-Albany.
On Rosenblum’s donation of storage space:
Besides its participation in the Thanksgiving food drive, Rosenblum also allows the Food Pantries gratis use of one of its recently acquired warehouses in Colonie. “We’re really thrilled, because we need space. We are not the food bank, so we don’t have a huge warehouse. So for us, we need space to store our diapers as well as to handle overflow from really large food drives such as Canstruction,” [Natasha] Pernicka said, noting the annual New York State Museum exhibit and design competition in which teams create sculptures from canned goods.
To read the entire Times Union article, click here.
Since the article was published, the results of our third annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for The Food Pantries came in: we surpassed our goal of 1,000 lbs, collecting 1,165 lbs of needed grocery essentials as well as a financial donation!
Rosenblum also donated an ad to the Food Pantries in the Times Union’s annual “Capital Region Gives” editorial, which shines light on the efforts of nonprofits and their corporate partners throughout the region’s business community. Nonprofits that receive ads in the editorial are subsequently entered in the “The Big Times Union’s $100,000 Giveaway,” through which the TU donates $100,000 worth of advertising to the ten organizations with the most number of votes. This year, over 23,000 votes were cast for the varying nonprofits and The Food Pantries was one of ten to win $10,000 worth of advertising in 2017!