Full-service real estate company donates clothes to Chicago homeless shelter
CHICAGO, Ill., August 22, 2012 — Southfield, Mich.-based Farbman Group, a leading full-service real estate company that owns and manages office buildings throughout the Midwest, has partnered with World Clothes Line, a clothing company that matches every item sold with a new item for someone in need, to donate clothes to the Chicago-based Marquard Center Homeless Shelter. Andrew V. Farbman, CEO of Farbman Group, made the announcement.
For this corporate giving partnership, Farbman Group purchased t-shirts from World Clothes Line featuring a custom logo commemorating the company’s 35 years in business for their employees. In turn, Farbman Group donated the same number of t-shirts to the Marquard Center Homeless Shelter, part of the Franciscan Outreach Association, a nonprofit homeless shelter and soup kitchen, that provides emergency shelter and meals to men, women and children each day.
“Farbman Group is extremely proud to donate clothes to the Marquard Center Homeless Shelter as a result of our partnership with World Clothes Line–a growing organization that is doing incredible things to clothe people and offer comfort with something as basic as a t-shirt,” said Farbman. “Our philosophy has been and will remain to continuously give back to the communities where we live, work and play. We saw this opportunity—as a small, yet incredibly meaningful way—to positively impact the lives of our neighbors in need in Chicago.”
Farbman Group oversees the management of several office buildings in Chicago—including 209. W. Jackson, 205 W. Randolph St., 200 W. Monroe, 216 W. Jackson and 79 W. Monroe St.
World Clothes Line began in January of 2010 with the sole purpose of providing the functionality, protection and comfort to those less fortunate with basic clothing, including t-shirts, sweatshirts and pants.
Steve Setzke, chief engineer at Farbman Group building 216 W. Jackson in Chicago, hands World Clothes Line and Farbman Group t-shirts to Marquard Center employees (left to right) Kaana Makundi and Loretta Davis.
Founded in 1976, Farbman Group is a leading full-service real estate firm handling all facets of real estate transactions, from property management and leasing to acquisition and disposition. The firm manages more than 25 million square feet of office, retail, multi-family and industrial space throughout the Midwest. For more information, please visit www.farbman.com.