PDR Gives Back to Community with Vita-Living

05/07/2015 | PDR

On Friday, May 8th PDR will close their offices for a company-wide day of teambuilding and giving back. Community engagement and philanthropy are an important part of the firm’s culture and dedicating a full day of service to Vita- Living, Inc. will give all employees the opportunity to share their time, skills ands spirit. Vita- Living, Inc. is a high-touch, high-service organization that works with people with chronic or life-long conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism and other intellectual disabilities. This non-profit provides a range of lifelong support programs to help adults and children live meaningful, independent lives in the community.

PDR staff will roll-up their sleeves and work in teams to assist with home improvement projects for 17 of Vita-Living’s ranch-style group homes. The 30- to 40-years old homes house up to 70 residents. Among the home improvement projects facing the team are painting, cleaning, small repairs, and several upcycle projects. The upcycle projects, part of Vita-Living’s "Go Green" program, reuse old items (e.g., doors, crates) to create beautiful areas in the backyard for their clients.

“The opportunity for PDR to support the valuable work that Vita-Living is doing provides a double benefit for us,” said Lauri Goodman Lampson, PDR Principal + President. “ We believe in Vita-Living’s mission of serving the disabled and are pleased that we can be a part of their home improvement program. The day is also an unusual occasion for teams from different practices throughout the firm to work together and get to know each other better. We are all looking forward to Friday.”

“We’re so appreciative that PDR selected Vita-Living, Inc. as the site for its company-wide day of giving back. This kind of support is very valuable to us and the homes where our clients have lived for many    years. We’ve been impressed with their team and their approach to this company event. To date, this will be the largest volunteer experience to benefit Vita-Living, Inc. In addition, a project of this caliber wouldn’t be possible without the ability to rent the necessary tools from the Houston Community Toolbank,” commented Joseph Cooper, CEO of Vita-Living, Inc.