Campus Crest Communities Announces Eighth Annual “Gobbler Giveaway”
- Company recruits three other businesses to provide more than 1,900 turkeys
to families in need -
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- November 20, 2012
Campus Crest Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CCG), a leading developer, builder,
owner and manager of high-quality, resident life focused student housing,
today announced that it has recruited Fortegra Financial Corporation (NYSE:
FRF), Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) to
participate in its eighth annual “Gobbler Giveaway” event. Together, the
companies will partner with 13 different charities and faith-based
organizations to provide more than 1,900 turkeys to families in need this
The annual event began shortly after Campus Crest’s inception in 2004 and is
an integral part of the company’s broad corporate social responsibility
program. Over the past seven years, Campus Crest has steadily ramped up its
efforts to grow the initiative, resulting in the donation of approximately
4,000 turkeys to residents in communities where the company owns and operates
student housing properties. This is the first year Campus Crest has enlisted
the help of other businesses to grow the initiative and replicate the event in
their respective communities.
This year, Campus Crest will donate a total of 675 turkeys. The company’s
first “Gobbler Giveaway” event of the year took place on Friday, November
16^th at Kingdom Fellowship Christian Center located in Charlotte, NC. Campus
Crest will host four additional events at the following locations:
*11/20 – New Bethel Church of God in Christ
*5:00pm at 6440 Piney Branch Road NW, Washington, DC 20012
*11/21 – Westside Full Gospel Baptist Church
*10:00am at 719 Aycock St., Carrollton, GA 30117
*11/21 – Flagg Chapel Baptist Church
*1:30pm at 400 W. Franklin St., Milledgeville, GA 31061
*11/21 – Fellowship Christian Center
*5:00pm at 136 Pee Dee Church Rd., Dillon, SC 29536
Ted Rollins, co-founder and chief executive officer of Campus Crest, and Mike
Hartnett, co-founder and chief investment officer of Campus Crest, commented,
“As we continue to grow, our focus remains on implementing new and existing
initiatives that allow us to give back to the residents that have welcomed us
into their communities. Our annual ‘Gobbler Giveaway’ continues to be one of
our most successful community events and we are pleased to have respected
companies like Fortegra, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, and Brandywine join us in our
efforts to feed families in need this holiday season.”
Rollins will be accompanied by staff to give away turkeys at Flagg Chapel
Baptist Church in Milledgeville, GA, the Fellowship Christian Center in
Dillon, SC and Westside Full Gospel Baptist Church in Carrollton, GA. Hartnett
along with staff was present at the Kingdom Fellowship Christian Center in
Charlotte, NC to distribute turkeys.
Four hundred turkeys will be donated to Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s
largest hunger relief organization providing emergency food and access to
services to approximately 900,000 people at risk of hunger and malnutrition.
About Campus Crest Communities, Inc.
Campus Crest Communities, Inc. is a leading developer, builder, owner and
manager of high-quality, resident life focused student housing properties
located close to college campuses in targeted U.S. markets. The Company is a
self-managed, self-administered and vertically-integrated real estate
investment trust which operates all of its properties under The Grove® brand.
The Company owns interests in 39 operating student housing properties
containing approximately 7,670 apartment units and 20,884 beds. The Company
plans to deliver six projects containing approximately 1,314 units and 3,564
beds in the third quarter of 2013. Since its inception, the Company has
focused on customer service, privacy, on-site amenities and its proprietary
residence life programs to provide college students across the United States
with a higher quality of living. Additional information can be found on the
Company's website at http://www.campuscrest.com.
For Campus Crest Communities, Inc.
Hayley Cook, 203-682-8254
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