Throughout the month of July, Pearlridge Center partnered with Ground Transport Inc., Amy’s Hallmark, and T&C Surf to hold a school supply drive for students in need. Continuing the annual tradition, the mall asked community members to drop off donations, such as pencils, pens, notebooks, backpacks, and footwear.
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After celebrating two major milestones last year: 10 years riding and $500,000 in funds raised, Team WPG was eager to start fundraising again in 2022. Coming off of the 14th annual ride weekend, Aug. 5-7, Team WPG is proud to have raised more than $18,000 so far this year in support of cancer research. Members of the 2022 Team WPG include Steve Gerber, Nikki Smith, Stephen Hardy, Ron Clegg, Debbie Weakley, Kimberly Flaherty, Kimberly Ferracane-Gonzalez, Walter Meeks, Jennifer Moretti, Stephanie Interliggi, Emilie DiFranco, and Jenna Mink.
Seventeen WPG colleagues from the company’s Accounting and Finance team came together and donated their time this summer by volunteering at The Columbus Ronald McDonald House. Adjacent to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House gives the families of hospitalized children a home-away-from-home. The Columbus Ronald McDonald House provides comfortable bedrooms, laundry facilities, meals, and connection with other families, and additional support services for more than 4,500 families each year.
Mall walking is completely reinvented at Southern Park Mall in Boardman, Ohio, thanks to a new partnership with Bios Wellness Urgent Care. According to the CDC, malls are the second most popular places to walk, right behind neighborhoods, and Southern Park Mall provides an enjoyable, scenic place to stroll while socializing with friends and neighbors.
Kelli McLaughlin founded Clothes With a Cause in Carmel, Indiana, almost five years ago with her primary mission to help others. Clothes With a Cause is a boutique with a location at Clay Terrace featuring trendy clothes where 100% of the proceeds of each item purchased benefit local nonprofits. So far in 2022, Clothes With a Cause has donated to A Kid Again Indiana Chapter, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Paws & Think, and Veterans Support Council of Marion County.
In April, the Longview, Texas, community experienced a break in a 30-inch water main, causing low water pressure and a boil-water notice to be issued for all customers. The break in the water main took days to repair and left the community of Longview relying on water distribution centers for safe drinking water. With its large parking lots, Longview Mall became the perfect place to distribute water.
Fans of Fitz’s Supper Club are thrilled that the exceptional event they love is back after a two-year hiatus. Recently, retired Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, Larry Fitzgerald, hosted the 12th Annual Fitz’s Supper Club, his biggest fundraising night of the year. This exclusive philanthropic event was held at Dominick’s Steakhouse at Scottsdale Quarter, where guests enjoyed a VIP reception, a sophisticated red-carpet experience, an upscale dinner consisting of Fitzgerald’s favorite foods, and the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items in the live and silent auctions.
Black History Month, which is celebrated every February, is an important month of remembrance, recognition, and education. During Black History Month and throughout the year, we acknowledge the impact of notable Black figures on our society and honor Black history, culture and achievements.
According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds in the U.S., someone needs blood, and right now, we are experiencing a national shortage. Currently, blood supply levels are the lowest they have been in more than a decade, and dangerously low blood supply levels put patient care at risk. To help confront this national shortage, Washington Prime Group properties are hosting blood drives in their local communities.
Each year during the holiday season, Washington Prime Group properties undertake initiatives focused on benefitting their local communities. On January 2, 2022, Pearlridge Center marked the conclusion of their holiday partnership with the Light the World Giving Machine project.