President’s Post: Giving Back This Christmas

I have always found it agreeable that for at least a couple days over the next couple weeks it is actually ok and expected to take some time out for ourselves and our families.

It’s so nice and quiet (only for a short while mind you) that our bustling city just slows down a bit. We can catch our breath and maybe even have the chance to be the first to walk through the fresh powder on the sidewalk, if not on a nearby ski hill.

Better yet, there are most likely quite a few out there on the way to someplace warm and inviting.  Whether it’s family time at home or abroad, sunny weather, or crisp and cold, hopefully your Christmas break will be filled with warmth and memorable experiences.

It’s also a great time for us all to remember those less fortunate and hopefully each and everyone of us can find a way to give back to our community in our own special way.  Whether it’s volunteering at a homeless shelter or giving much needed donations to the food bank, even the smallest bit can help.  It could just be a good deed a day or a ‘pass it forward’ gesture, whatever it is, as long as it comes from the heart, it’s all good.

At Avi Urban we just finished putting together dozens of JOI boxes full of gifts for underprivileged children, adults and seniors.  If it helps put a smile on someone’s face then it’s all worthwhile.

This time of year should be a good one for everyone and giving back is something that we strive to do not just during the Christmas season, but throughout the entire year as well.

Check out our Avi in the Community page if you want to see some of the other community based things we do.  It’s a core philosophy of our company and we are proud of the work we have done.

From our Avi Urban family to you and yours, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.  

Charron Ungar

President, Avi Urban