Neighbors Helping Neighbors

January 03, 2013
Neighbors Helping Neighbors

“Neighbors helping neighbors. That’s the mentality of Patrick Properties Hospitality Group.” — The Post and Courier Newspaper

Our historic wedding and event venues are nestled in the heart of flourishing communnities here in Downtown Charleston – one of the many reasons Patrick Properties Hospitality Group is passionate about giving back to our neighbors. We’re honored to be surrounded by the friends, families and fellow businesses that share our vision for preserving these special places, and in return, make it our business to support them!

This commitment is never so rewarding than in service to local organizations like the Florence Crittenton Home.  Located just three short blocks from Lowndes Grove Plantation in the thriving neighborhood of Wagener Terrace, this non-profit organization offers a safe, supportive environment for pregnant young women and parenting mothers in need. Through counseling, education, medical care and social support, Florence Crittenton has helped these women become self-sufficient, responsible mothers – ensuring their little ones grow up happy, healthy, safe and loved – for more than a century.

With days before Christmas, PPHG invited these young women to share some holiday cheer with a special evening in their honor on the grounds of Lowndes Grove Plantation. They were welcomed with hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies, and as CEO Randall Goldman explained, were given free reign to explore and kick back on their own terms. Little did they know we also had arranged a few surprise treats!

Our good friends and Charleston photographers amelia + dan dedicated their talents behind the camera lens to take individual portraits set against a twilight backdrop of live oak trees and the Ashley River. Each photograph would be delivered to the Florence Crittenton Home as a framed keepsake, thanks to Duncan-Parnell Printing Group. The girls even found their own gifts waiting for them among the Christmas tree branches!

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Spending time with these ladies at Lowndes Grove was very much our privilege, and we could not be more grateful to our fellow partners. Special thanks especially to Jade McDuffie of The Post and Courier, who highlighted the important work of Florence Crittenton Home as a follow up to the evening in her feature article, “Florence Crittenton residents celebrate holiday at Lowndes Grove.”

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These are the moments that matter.