Wilmington-based developer, owner and management company The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (BPG), owner of The Residences at City Center, donated over 745 pieces of furniture to Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
The Residences at City Center offers fully furnished, extended-stay studio, one bedroom and two bedroom accommodations.
The furniture was being stored at 1105 Delaware Avenue, another one of The Buccini / Pollin Group’s properties. The Residences at City center is currently going through a renovation process and Tamara Holt, property manager at The Residences at City Center wanted the furniture to go to a good cause. “A lot of the furniture was barely used and some is even brand-new. All of it is extremely sturdy and well-made as it is built to last for the hotel industry. It is a great feeling to know all of it is going to be utilized.”
Discount Movers, also based in Wilmington, was instrumental in the process. They often work with Habitat for Humanity and are known for their capability to handle large projects such as this.
The donation consisted of furniture, artwork, home accessories, televisions and more. Everything will go to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Home Improvement Outlets in the local area. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are proudly owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and proceeds are used to build homes, community, and hope locally and around the world.
The Buccini/Pollin Group is a privately-held, full-service real estate acquisition, development and management company with offices in Washington, DC, Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD. Formed in 1993, Buccini/Pollin develops and acquires hotel, office, residential, retail and parking properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States. On behalf of its principals, investors and financial partners, Buccini/Pollin has acquired or developed real estate assets having a value in excess of $3 billion, including seven million square feet of office, flex office and retail space in 69 buildings, 25 internationally branded hotels and 9 major residential communities. For more information, please visit www.bpgroup.net.
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County has been building affordable housing with low-income families since 1986. Since our inception, we have built more than 200 homes in areas throughout New Castle County including the City of Wilmington, Middletown, Newark, New Castle, and St. Georges. As a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, we are among the top three largest affiliates in the Northeast (of over 210 affiliates from DE to Maine) in terms of home construction. Through our unique approach, we help low-income families break the cycle of poverty through the stability and empowerment gained through homeownership.