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Park Place Tower Strikes Back with School Supplies!

Park Place Tower goes to round two for this year’s CARE Contest and donates over 300 school supplies to children in need!

According to Park Place Tower’s Maintenance Supervisor Nikki Ennis they decided to keep their CARE Promise local and donate their time, efforts and some nifty supplies to the children of nearby Clinton Valley Elementary school right next door in Mount Clemens, Mich.

“We ran the drive from August 10 through Sept. 11 and had three [employees] involved,” Ennis said. “We were able to collect three really big boxes of supplies, probably over 300 in total for Clinton Valley’s second graders.”

Great work Team Park Tower Place! You’ve done it again; all because you said you would.

Just a Spoonful of Sugar

Sugar; it’s something that most Americans eat every single day with almost every bite of each and every meal. Even food you wouldn’t think would have sugar have them but roll under the radar with a multitude of mysterious monikers. Sucrose, dextran, lactose and a slew of others mean just one thing: your body will process it as sugar.

For many of us this doesn’t mean a thing. We go on with our day, eat, drink and create merriment so to speak. But for 9.3 percent of Americans, sugar is a cautionary tale, a dangerous substance and something to bar from our mouths. Twenty-nine million of us have diabetes.

With many of its’ residents bound by the day-to-day restrictions of a life with this affliction, Forest City Enterprises’ Park Place Towers decided to take up this cause by collecting mobile phones and donating them to Fenton, Mich. Children’s diabetic summer camp, Camp Midhicha.

Camp Midhicha works one-on-one with each camper to educate them about self-care and management of their diabetes. This process extends from ordinary daily activities like dietary management to monitoring glucose levels and medication to the intense self-testing, a comprehensive treatment plan and exercise.

These young campers are able to learn at their own pace in tandem with a team of medical professionals to discover new ways to manage their disease and develop a sense of responsibility to themselves and their loved ones. Not only are they given technical and medical procedures to manage their everyday lives, but counselors work to build their confidence and self-esteem in order to better accept the responsibility for day-to-day management.

To date, Park Place Towers has been able to collect 25 phones from their residents and continue to receive more by the day. Their promise is an inspiration to us all, because they said they would!