AvalonBay Communities receives the Distinguished Corporate Service Award for its tremendous civic engagement with APAH!

On Tuesday, July 12th Volunteer Arlington celebrated the 2022 Community Volunteer Award winners; AvalonBay Communities received the Distinguished Corporate Service Award for its tremendous civic engagement with APAH!

AvalonBay staff assemble kits for the
seniors who call APAH properties home.

AvalonBay and APAH have had a longstanding, close relationship for more than a decade. AvalonBay volunteers help guide APAH through their board service, contribute to corporate service projects that directly assist our residents and low-income neighbors, and provide philanthropic support to APAH. We are incredibly grateful for their strong, multifaceted partnership, and are proud to recognize them through this distinguished award! Below, please see a summary of AvalonBay’s voluntary contributions. And, you can watch the award ceremony here.

AvalonBay has continually
supported APAH residents for over a decade.

During 2021-2022, AvalonBay staff:
• Volunteered at AFAC distributions throughout the year, including AFAC turkey day for Thanksgiving, where resident attendance increased by 33% compared with the typical weekly distribution average.
• Put together 145 emergency kits for our senior residents.
• Regularly volunteered at read aloud programs for youth during the spring and fall.
• Helped collect items for APAH’s holiday gift drive that supported two APAH programs: athletic equipment for our Boys Sports Club and kitchen essential supplies for new residents at Queens Court.
• Donated board and card games for our resident community rooms across the portfolio.
• Maintained ‘little libraries’ at two APAH properties.
• Participated in career fairs for APAH youth.
• Matt Birenbaum, Chief Investment Officer at AvalonBay, currently serves as APAH’s 2022 Chair of the Board of Directors.