Even though the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy
and celebration, for many families who aren’t as fortunate it can be a tough
time. The holidays present an abundance of expectations that are overwhelming
and stressful for families who cannot afford to deck their homes with holiday cheer.
Deck the Halls is a holiday charity event in which a
nominated family gets their apartment home decorated for the holidays. Decorations include a fully decorated Christmas tree, a
wreath for the door, their dining table being decorated with all the trimmings,
gifts under the tree and even a holiday dinner.
Lisa Purdy, who recently passed away, started this event
years ago. As a longtime interior designer who worked a great deal catering to
the multifamily industry, Lisa was inspired to start this group as a way to
give back to the community that provided her with a successful career.
In loving memory of Lisa, we’re asking our members to help
keep Lisa’s legacy going. Our apartment professionals are face-to-face with
families who deserve a holiday treat such as this. If you know of one on
property, please nominate them, including why you feel they deserve to have
their apartment home “decked” for the holidays. You can submit nominations to Tanya
Ahmann-Yates at Tahmannfirstname.lastname@example.org
Entry deadline is Nov. 28, and on the following day Nov. 29,
the winner will be announced. Purdy’s Angels will decorate the winning family’s
apartment on Dec. 9 and they will provide the holiday dinner on Christmas Day.
Donations are greatly appreciated: https://www.gofundme.com/2sp8fck.