While the weather outside has been frightful, the cheer inside AVE has been delightful this winter season. We wined and dined and shopped til we dropped and made generous donations to our local food banks and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
Every month, AVE communities host Resident Receptions to give residents an opportunity to relax and socialize with their neighbors, while being introduced to local cuisine and businesses in their community. During the holidays, many of our teams invite boutiques and popular vendors to set up shops at the events so that residents can buy for loved ones right at home, while indulging in local cuisine, festive sweets, live entertainment and mini beauty sessions.
New this year, our Chester County, Pennsylvania, communities partnered with the Philadelphia Premium Outlets to offer our residents a special shopping outing. A complimentary grab and go breakfast was served in the AVE Malvern and AVE Downingtown cafes before residents boarded a shuttle to be transported to the outlet mall for a day of holiday shopping. Residents received a VIP booklet with shopping exclusives. Upon return, residents were treated to a wine and cheese reception.
The AVE team feels it is so important to give back during the holiday season. Every Thanksgiving, we host a food drive at all of our communities to be distributed to local food banks in our backyards. We also collect toy donations every December for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation so less fortunate children throughout the United States can experience the joy of Christmas. Our baskets were overflowing with the generosity of our residents and friends this holiday season. We thank you again for helping us give back!