Several nonprofit groups in the Washington, D.C., area were the beneficiaries of The JBG Companies 2012 Days of Giving, part of the JBG Cares community service program, which this summer donated more than 1,600 hours of volunteer time, financial support and in-kind services.
JBG, one of the Washington area’s leading real estate development and investment firms, launched the Days of Giving initiative three years ago in commemoration of the company’s 50th anniversary, making it an annual project aimed at encouraging staff to volunteer with a variety of organizations that work to enhance the communities in which JBG does business. JBG Cares committee members Lisa Bradford and Lauren Rash spearheaded this year’s effort, coordinating nearly 400 JBG employees to volunteer with eight organizations, making 2012 Days of Giving the largest yet.
Since its inception in 2010, Days of Giving has been growing and gathering momentum, said James Iker, a managing partner with JBG. “It’s not just about giving back to our communities,” he said. “It’s also about understanding how volunteerism positively impacts so many aspects of our personal and professional lives. Everyone at JBG who participates is benefiting just as much as those who receive the volunteer service, and we look forward to continuing this important work.”
The 2012 Days of Giving program also supported the Capital Area Food Bank’s Kids Café Program, Rebuilding Together Alexandria, A Wider Circle, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Food & Friends, Habitat for Humanity and Rock Creek Conservancy.
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