“I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.” -Mark 9:41

We don’t just serve clients — we also strive to serve the greater Austin/Round Rock community with our activism efforts.

We organize and execute community service projects several times each year. These include projects like Coats for Kids, Under The Tree: Give a Child the Gift of Hope, helping with Special Olympics, local food drives, etc. (see videos below).

This means that you do good when you use us!

Here are our Annual Activism Opportunities, will you join us?!
1. Q1 Stock Up STARRY(April or May), Special Olympic Spectators or Fans in the Stands (1st Sat in April or last Sat in March)
2. Q2 Assault On Hunger (May & June)
3. Q3 Coats For Kids (Sept & Oct)
4. Q4 Under The Tree; Give a Child the Gift of Hope (Nov & Dec)

Current Event:  Coats For Kids

Will you join us for our 4th annual effort to collect coats for the
Round Rock Area Serving Center who will clean & distribute gently used coats to over 1200 kids on free or reduced lunches in
RRISD?

Simply place a collection bin in your lobby & rally your residence to donate used or new coats.

An important note is the
Round Rock Area Serving Center has greater buying power, $20 will buy a new coat; therefore, please donate the cash or check
vs purchasing from a retail store.

We will reward the office that collects the most coats with lunch for the
office.

We will deliver & pick up coats as they are collected tracking the progress
on our
Apartment Aces Fan Page.

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How do I join in? good question ;-)
simply reply to this email; or
call 512-238-0000; or
contact Heath Howard, Activist Coordinator, at 512-660-2125 text me!

Past Aces Activism’s:

Stock UP STARRY

May 1st-31st 2012

Thank you to all who participated this year!

“What is STARRY?”

“STARRY serves society’s most vulnerable children. An Emergency Shelter provides a safe place for abused and neglected kids. The Foster Care Program places children in need of longer-term care with loving, Christian foster parents. STARRY Counseling services provide crisis intervention for nonresidential children and families struggling with adolescent and relational issues.”

 

“What is Stock UP STARRY?”

Stock UP STARRY is a collection drive based on a current needs list posted online by STARRY hosted annually by Apartment Aces. We place decorated boxes at 30+ locations, and ask people to donate items that STARRY needs in order to provide for the abused & neglected children in their care.

There is a collection contest between apartment communities where in the winner gets lunch for the office & special recognition.

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHERE TO DROP OFF DONATIONS!!

“How can I help?”

Host a decorated collection box for donations, then ask residents to donate according to the current needs list which is posted on the front of the box.

Next are some successful efforts our activist partners used last time…

Listing the event in your newsletter
Offering free or reduced fees to prospects who bring in donations, ie free app fee for 2 or more items
Hosting a “Fill the Bin” party in the clubhouse where admission is with a donation item.
Flyers to each door
Flyers in the mail center
Bfast tacos at the gate with a flyer
Partner with a local church

“Who do I contact to help?”

We are just a stone’s throw away! We have an activist coordinator on board and you can reach them by email, phone & text.

Name: Ashley Drye

Email: info@apartmentaces.com

Mobile: 512-230-4985

Office(rings to all agents): 512-238-0000

Just text/call/email & say “Hey! I want to help!”

“What kind of donations does Starry need?”

Here is a list of things they need, if you have something not on the list but you think they definitely would like it, just let our activist coordinator know!

Diapers (size newborn to 6)

Cleaning Supplies (cleaners, rags, paper towels, brooms, mops)

Dishes and silverware

Durable tupperware

Laundry items

(laundry detergent fabric softener, iron, folding ironing board)

Heavy-duty vacuum

Bath towel sets

(hand, bath, and face towels in earth tone colors)

Durable pots, pans, cookie sheets, and large cooking utensils

(spatula, tongs, serving spoons)

Scrapbook supplies and craft kits

Nice journals with pens

(for boys and girls ages 10-16)

Gift Certificates for our teens for birthdays

(Target, HEB, Kohl’s, Wal-Mart, iTunes, Round Rock Outlet Mall, Cinemark)

Birthday cards for kids

Gifts for teens

(MP3 players, digital camera, movies rated PG-13 or less, CDs)

Event tickets for 15 kids

(Sea World, Fiesta Texas, Cinemark, Gatti Land, Round Rock Express, Austin Steam Train

Kids Bikes (all sizes)?

“What if the donations are too big for the box or my box is full?”

First give yourself a pat on the back! Then contact our activist coordinator and they will arrange a pick up!

For more info on Apartment Aces’ Activism

or for more info on STARRY click on their hyper links, thank you..Gig’em & God Bless! :-)

-Chris Leschber

Special Olympics

14th Annual Round Rock Rotary Special Olympics
Saturday, March 31, 2012

Check out this quick 2 min audio about the event as heard on ESPN Radio 104.9 FM, The Nooner

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The Round Rock Rotary Club sponsored the 14th Annual Round Rock Rotary Special Olympics Track Meet on Saturday, March 31, 2012. This local event has become a growing tradition in Central Texas. This year, we had approximately 300 athletes from Central Texas!

Another successful year & from the feedback even smoother & more organized than ever before, thanks to the hard work & dedication of many leaders, some who have been involved for each of the 14yrs, WOW! A huge shout out to Jan Sartain who is the mastermind to this event and just absolutely knocked it out of the park this year, outstanding job!

On behalf of the Round Rock Rotary Club, THANK YOU for your dedicated support. Our volunteers are a HUGE part of what continues to make this event better every year, and we could not do it without you.
Thank you for your service!st!

Under The Tree; Give a Child the Gift of Hope for 2011

 

We are seeking partners to provide Christmas gifts for abused & neglected children at the campus of Children at Heart Ministries located in Round Rock. There are 14 wish lists to choose from, and 2 Moms.

Thanks to the great people at the Family Care Program, part of the Texas Baptist Children’s Home, we have an opportunity to serve this list of brave survivors of domestic violence.    We aim to protects their real names by using abbreviation in quotes.

  1. “Mom A” Sponsored By: Tashia Leschber, Apartment Aces & Joe Guyton, Watkins Ins. Group
  2. “Mom  B” Sponsored By: Laurie Hadley, City of Round Rock & Melissa Brower, Elderhaven of Wilco
  3. “Child  B2″ Sponsored By: Mansions & Madison Dell Ranch Apartments
  4. “Child  C” Sponsored By: Matt Sivley & Amber White, Apartment Aces
  5. “Child  C2″ Sponsored By: Chris, Jaxson & Landon Leschber, Apartment Aces
  6. “Child C3″ Sponsored By: Pam Leschber, Apartment Aces Mom ;-)
  7. “Child C4″ Sponsored By: Alexan Star Ranch Apartments
  8. “Child I” Sponsored By: Kent Brennenman, Upstream Investment Partners & Sean Holcomb, Maxwell Locke & Ritter
  9. “Child J” Sponsored By: Mansions Star Ranch Apartments
  10. “Child K1″ Sponsored By: Nicole Goforth & Family of Erealty
  11. “Child K2″ Sponsored By: Matt Sivley’s folks; Mark & Judy, Apartment Aces
  12. “Child N” Sponsored By: Law Office of Cindy Bourland (Susan & team)
  13. “Child N2″ Sponsored By: Jim Lorence, S&W & Michael Howell,St. David’s
  14. “Child S” Sponsored By: Law Office of Cindy Bourland (Susan & team)
  15. “Child S2″ Sponsored By: Jason Nichols, US Congressman John Carter’s Office & Louella Tate, ACC
  16. “Child V” Sponsored By: Carla Ferreri, Frost Bank 45/La Frontera

Coats for Kids Sept-Nov 5th 200 coats collected!

Each Year the Round Rock Area Serving Center collects new & gently used coats for over 1200 RRISD children on free or reduced lunches to be distributed at the Dell Diamond on Nov 6th.  Apartment Aces in 2009 & 2011 have partnered with over 30 local apartment communities to collect coats in wardrobe boxes generously donated by the Round Rock location of EcoBox.   We also sponsor a collection box decoration contest where the winner receives lunch for their office as well as a collection contest based on number of coats and monetary donations.  $20=1 new coat.

Team Lakeside La Frontera won the Sept collection contest by gathering money & coats totaling 41 coats for kids, great work!

 

2nd place:  Team Steeplechase Apts in Round Rock with 15 coats…cool to see leasing agent Amanda’s daughter sprint home to get 3 more last min coats at pickup.

Congratulations to our winners of the collection box decorating contest, and special thanks to Lori Scott & her team at the Round Rock Area Serving Center for judging this contest!

1st place:  Frosty by Riverhorse Ranch Apts. in Pflugerville!

2nd place:  Hot Air Balloon by Steeplechase Apts in Round Rock!

3rd place:  Sponge Bob by Montelena Apts in Round Rock!

Great work!


Team City North Sunrise who collected 22 coats in Round 2 during October, great job!!Runners up were Cypress Creek at Riverbend with 17 & Montelena with 16

Assault on Hunger June, 2011

We partnered with the Serving Center to help feed the hungry in the Round Rock area.

We helped 21 area apartment communities collect 19 full bins of food — 4,750 pounds!

Congratulations to Las Brisas Luxury Apartments in Round Rock for collecting $140 & ½ full collection bin (3.5 bins worth) to take home the grand prize & defeat the 2-time reigning champs Artisan Apartments!

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Under the Tree; Give a Child the Gift of Hope

Our Top Activist award for the Under The Tree: Give a Child the Gift of Hope for 2010 went to Jaxson and Landon Leschber.

Yeah, yeah, you can claim favoritism. But hey, these little guys are impressive! Our boys shopped for, picked out, paid for, wrapped and delivered gifts to our chosen family. They came up with some ideas outside of the list and seemed as excited about giving as they were for receiving their own gifts.

I asked our 7-year-old 2nd-grader Jaxson what his favorite part of Christmas is. He said, “Giving.”

“Really Jaxson? Why?

“Because it makes my heart tickle.”

Coats-For-Kids Drive

Assault on Hunger Food Drive 2010

Congratulations to Artisan Luxury Apartment Homes, our 2009-2010 back-to-back winners! They provided 3+ bins full of food. Great job Team Artisan!