Valdir Barion

By supporting the community where you live, you can help contribute to the community’s general strength and relations, ultimately making it a better place to live for everyone.

Giving back is an important part of the @properties culture — it serves as the moral basis for all that we do. That’s why we are always getting involved in local organizations through our charitable foundation, @gives back. The foundation is a great outlet for us to keep a foot in charitable activity while highlighting other philanthropic causes operating within the community.

Last year, @gives back successfully raised $150,000 for our 2016 beneficiary, Keith Relief. Founded by Chicago Blackhawks star defenseman Duncan Keith, the local non-profit organization helps alleviate the financial burdens of those suffering from medical crises. Keith himself is a big advocate for event-based charitable causes, as they give the people of Chicago something to do in their own city while supporting their neighbors and fellow community members.

To raise money for Keith Relief in this vein, we held a number of fundraisers headlined by the “@gives a hoot” Country Jam, which featured a VIP reception and hockey shootout with Keith, a silent auction and live entertainment. Our fundraising efforts for Keith Relief culminated in a check presentation ceremony at the United Center, which aired during the Blackhawks game on March 31.

We at @properties are proud to continue our support of initiatives like Keith Relief, which in itself is a wonderful charitable cause and a testament to Keith’s daily dedication to helping the people of Chicago.

We are grateful for all the support we’ve received from the community and look forward to keeping the momentum going this year. Keep an eye out for upcoming @gives back announcements and initiatives.

As always, thank you for your business and referrals!