W.P. Carey Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and sponsor of non-traded REITs recently embarked on a fund raising mission for a cause other than buying real estate.
The New York-based company set out to raise money for a local, notable campaign Skip Lunch Fight Hunger that raises money for kids in the New York City area that may not know where their next lunch will come from.
Founded in 1982, City Harvest, a food rescue organization that runs Skip Lunch Fight Hunger, works to feed over 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger.
“Nearly 1 in 4 children in New York City don’t always know where their next meal will come from. And when classrooms empty for the summer, access to free school meals may become limited, adding further strain to families who are already struggling to put food on the table,” says City Harvest.
For $15, the cost of lunch for many working professionals, the organization is able to feed 60 children.
W.P. Carey’s campaign is almost fully funded just shy of its $5,000 goal. That amount would provide lunch for about 20,000 children.
The company set out to do good for the children of New York while celebrating the memory of its founder.
According to a LinkedIn post from W.P. Carey, “In honor of what would have been our late Founder, Bill Carey’s 85th birthday, the employees of W. P. Carey are excited to promote his vision of Doing Good While Doing Well by participating in City Harvest’s Skip Lunch Fight Hunger campaign.”
To donate to the W.P Carey team’s campaign or start your own, click here.