Waterford Partners with Communities in Schools


The Taylor & Mathis Waterford Portfolio has partnered with Communities in Schools (CIS) as the primary charity partner in 2015 and 2016. The 9th Annual Comcast Business Waterford 5K, Presented by BMW, will also make a significant donation to Communities in Schools of Miami. On Thursday, Waterford ended the “Fill The Bus” Campaign with spectacular results. The campaign was to collect back to school items for primary school children for Communities In Schools of Miami. CIS brought a Yellow School Bus to the Waterford at Blue Lagoon and collected the hundreds of items that were donated by tenants. These items included: book bags, copy paper, notebooks, pencils, books, pencil trays, and more! Click here to check out Senior Property Manager, Peter Romero, and Director of Planning & Operations at CIS Miami, Elyssa Linares on WSVN news discussing the Fill the Bus campaign!




Successful Back to School Drive at Waterford

BTS 2014 001Waterford just concluded it’s back to school drive benefiting kids in distress for Kids In Distress. Gustavo Vargos, Building Engineer drove the supplies collected to KID.

“Thank you SOOOO much for the very generous donation of school supplies! This is a tremendous help in preparing hundreds of children for their first day of school next Monday.” -Maggie Hulsey, Director of Operations at KID

Taylor & Mathis South Florida Team Volunteers at Kristi House

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The Taylor & Mathis South Florida team put their award winning property management skills to good use last week. Fifty employees volunteered two days of man hours and expertise at Kristi House, Inc., a private, non-profit organization in Miami, Florida dedicated to healing and eradicating child sexual abuse. Kristi House operates the Orlowitz-Lee Children’s Advocacy Center responsible for sexual abuse cases in all of Miami-Dade County, population 2.6 million.  The team did everything from painting to landscaping to repairs.

“With companies like Taylor & Mathis teaming up with us for a service project, we are able to tackle projects which are greatly important to the integrity of the building – yet come at a great financial burden. Volunteers give us the opportunity to keep more dollars for therapy – rather than deferring money for needed upkeep.”  — Mary Faraldo, Community Relations Officer Kristi House.

“We feel so blessed to lend our time to such a worthwhile organization,” stated T&M Director of Operations Marlene Diaz.  “We have an incredible team of employees whose devotion to giving back to their community warms my heart.”

Kristi House is located on the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital campus at 1265 NW 12 Ave. Its south facility is located on U.S. 1 and 152nd and its north facility is located at 18441 NW and 2nd Avenue. Founded in 1996, Kristi House has served more than 10,000 victims of child sexual abuse and their families. Thousands more are reached every year with education and prevention outreach programs. Services include case coordination, therapy, comprehensive assessments, transportation, advocacy, prevention education and training, and emergency assistance. Visit www.kristihouse.org.

Taylor & Mathis’ Miami Team Volunteers for Kids in Distress

Our Miami team swooped in to help Kids in Distress spruce up their facility as they look to achieve their re certification later this month.  The team accomplished even more than expected thanks to everyone’s hard work and dedication to this great organization!

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