In the spirit of giving

The holiday season is in full swing, and we’re in the spirit of giving!

It’s something we’re passionate about year-round at BH, often implementing food drives and fundraisers at our properties.

We’re also weeks away from launching our “BH Gives Back” campaign, which will allow BH employees to help out in the community and contribute to a cause that’s near and dear to their hearts.

As we gear up for our new initiative, we thought we would share some of the ways BH is making a difference right now.

How are you giving back this holiday season?

ang and samHolly Jolly Jeans!

During the month of December, corporate employees were allowed to wear jeans with a $20 donation. The names of several different charities were given and after a random drawing, the chosen charity for 2013 was Children & Families of Iowa.

C and F of IowaChildren & Families of Iowa has been restoring hope, building futures and changing lives for Iowa’s most vulnerable children, families and communities for 125 years. Their organization was started in 1888 as a response to a growing need for safe, loving homes for abandoned, neglected and “unwanted” children in Iowa. Since then, they estimate they have touched over half a million lives. Their organization has grown by adhering to one, basic principle: every child, every family deserves to be safe.

In years past, a check has been sent or dropped off to the charity of the year. However, this year, we decided to try something new. We enlisted the help of volunteers to assist with the purchasing and wrapping of gifts. We were assigned four families, all of which were a single parent household with a range of one to four children each.

We all really enjoyed making this Christmas memorable for the four local families!

Submitted by Senior Residents Services Coordinator Jessica Grandstaff and Residents Services Coordinator Angela Sam

Denton Animal Shelter Food Drive

002Here at La Colina Apartments, located in Denton, Texas, we’ve been collecting donations for the Denton Animal Shelter over the past several weeks. We filled a number of large bags with dog and cat food, several packages of pet treats, dog leashes, collars, food bowls, a few blankets/beds,  tons of treat bones, and pet toys!


Bullard Creek Toys for TotsHere at Bullard Creek Apartments, located in Tyler, Texas, we’ve had a great time conducting our Toys for Tots campaign. We collected dozens of toys for the less fortunate in our community!

bella vida toys 4 totsOur leasing staff here at Bella Vida, located in Carrollton, Texas, built an impressive Toys 4 Tots donation box to kick off our campaign. The AAGD even asked us if we would put our box on display at the Annual Toys For Tots Banquet – hosted by the AAGD and US Marine Corps.

We hope this week’s blog will help inspire you to help make someone’s holiday season a little brighter.

Thanks for reading!

Want to join in the fun?

Do you have a favorite holiday ornament, a special snow globe, or another item that completes your mantle each holiday season? If so, we want to hear about it!

E-mail your submissions to We would love to hear from you!


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