Chicago, IL – March 7, 2013 – CBRE, through its national corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares, will partner with national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to renovate the Mt. Calvary Youth Center and Food Pantry during its annual Women’s Networking Forum.
On Monday, March 11, 2013, more than 260 CBRE volunteers, along with the local Rebuilding Together chapter, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, will provide much-needed upgrades to the youth center and food pantry. Members of the media are invited to attend the event beginning at 11:45 a.m. The Mt. Calvary Youth Center is located at 1850 W. Marquette Road.
The Mt. Calvary Youth Center and Food Pantry is a grassroots effort to provide social services to families in the Englewood community. The food pantry serves 175 families each week, and a free meal is offered to anyone in the community every Sunday. A summer program also hosts more than 300 children ages two to 17.
The volunteer projects at the facility will include painting; installing new flooring; assembling playground equipment; cleaning tile floors; light carpentry; and other initiatives.
“We’re excited to once again work alongside Rebuilding Together in making vital improvements to the Mt. Calvary Youth Center and Food Pantry,” said Laura O’Brien, CBRE’s Global Director of Human Resources & Workplace. “This event, with more than 260 CBRE employees participating, clearly demonstrates CBRE’s commitment to volunteerism and service to the community, while providing a platform to help us further the ideals of our Women’s Network: mentoring, professional development and personal enrichment.”
“Since 2010, CBRE Cares and its dedicated volunteers have been helping Rebuilding Together revitalize communities,” said John L. Fiegel, interim President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “By renovating community centers like Mt. Calvary Youth Center and Food Pantry, we can ensure that our neighbors in need have full access to community resources.”
To find out more about CBRE’s partnership with Rebuilding Together, visit www.cbre.com/cbrecares.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 200 local affiliates complete 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of nearly 200,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trade professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us — visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2012 revenue). The Company has approximately 37,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.