Through our Carpenters Cares program, our community allocates the commitment of time, expense, and capital to making a difference in the lives of residents, staff, families, and our community. Following the adage that “charity begins at home,” the Carpenters Cares program offers financial support to employees facing a financial, health, or other personal crisis.
On a community level, The Estates at Carpenters provides financial support to the Lakeland Regional Cancer Center and the Watson Clinic Foundation, continuing our commitment to cancer research, education for patients and families, and improving the wellness of the local community. We also participate in the Alzheimer’s Association® Walk to End Alzheimer’s to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association® and its efforts to find a cure for the disease.
Through a joint effort with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office called K9s for Cops, we recognize the value of law enforcement to the greater community and raise money to purchase and support K9s for the Sheriff’s Office throughout their law enforcement careers.
Our residents are also deeply involved with The Estates at Carpenter’s mission. Through acts of service and giving, those in our community demonstrate a commitment to not only those within our own community – but the greater community as well. Examples of service and support from our residents include:
- Financial support of the Ray Bolt Classic that benefits the American Cancer Society and provides scholarships to deserving students at universities throughout Florida
- Delivery of pancake breakfasts twice monthly and Thanksgiving meals to homebound seniors served by Volunteers in Service to the Elderly
- Toy collection for the Lakeland Police Department’s “Cops for Kids” campaign
- Clothing drives are conducted by the Resident Association throughout the year to help fund an employee scholarship program and aid charities in the local community
- Monthly on-site participation with blood drives by Florida OneBlood
- Financial support to the Chief’s Challenge, an event to raise money for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty
- Hosting the local community in the Annual National Night Out initiative
With over 35 years of service, our commitment to the greater Lakeland, FL community continues to grow and reflects the rich tradition and long-standing values of those at The Estates at Carpenters.