Race for a Cause

By on Aug 21, 2019 in Giving, People

Providing opportunities for children without homes and supporting those in need is important to Yardi employees around the globe. On July 18th, Yardi’s UK office participated in PropKart, a go-karting event hosted by PropSki with all proceeds benefitting LandAid and Maggie’s Centres. These two heart-warming charities prioritize emotional support and health support.

Read on to learn about the exciting race and the special organizations benefitting from the event.

PropKart

A team of five Yardi employees proudly represented Yardi at PropKart, The Property Industry Karting Championships, at Buckmore Park Kart Circuit – the biggest professional go-karting track in Europe. In their first time participating in a PropSki event, “the team were raring to go! Enthusiasm got the better of one employee who spun out on the track, but all team members were excited by the event,” says Hannah Holmes, a Yardi marketing associate in Great Britain.

Among the 23 property industry attendees were Vectos, Greenaway Architecture, and Buckler Environmental – the first, second, and third place winners. Yardi came in further on in the pack, but was most excited to help raise £5,000 for LandAid and Maggie’s Centres, two important and selfless organizations.

LandAid

LandAid brings businesses and individuals from across the property industry to change lives by working to end youth homelessness in the UK. According to LandAid,  around 86,000 people in the UK will be homeless.

Through the nonprofit’s inspiring efforts, countless small-medium sized charities across the UK have received investments totaling over £2 million each year, which enables the construction of new buildings and renovation properties. In its work to end youth homelessness, LandAid follows up its funding with strategic advice and property expertise to each project.

Last year, LandAid provided 472 homes for vulnerable young people, reaching their three-year target of delivering 450 homes an entire year early. For all its incredible work, LandAid “represents a core value [at Yardi], supporting children in poverty and those less fortunate to be living homeless, with new opportunities,” explains Holmes. Yardi’s participation in PropKart is just one way it gives back to the UK homeless community.

Maggie’s Centres

Maggie’s Centres provides free professional support for anyone affected by cancer, including patients, their families, and their friends. This much-needed care meets the emotional, health, and social needs of affected individuals in the UK. The founder of the organization, a cancer patient herself, created the Centres because she believed that people should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying.”

At Maggie’s Centres, people can seek practical advice about eating well, receive emotional support from professionals, and connect with others who are facing similar challenges.

Looking Ahead

Yardi is grateful to PropSki for hosting such an exciting and rewarding event dedicated to supporting such worthwhile local charities. Our offices worldwide are Energized for Good! Read more about the many non-profits and projects benefiting from Yardi corporate giving and employee volunteerism on our Giving page.