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Charlestown's Christmas in July Project Benefits Riverview Elementary

August 17, 2012

Employees, residents collect 40 boxes of school supplies

CATONSVILLE, MD---With the upcoming school year less than two weeks away, school shopping season is in full swing.  However, for less fortunate families, it can be a challenge to prepare their children for class.
Beginning on July 16th, residents and employees of Charlestown, the Erickson Living retirement community, partnered to collect an assortment of new supplies including pencils, highlighters, pocket folders and backpacks at three locations throughout the campus.
It was all part of the community's Annual Christmas In July project sponsored by the employee-led Charlestown Erickson Living Values Team and the Charlestown Rotary Fellowship resident group.
All told, forty boxes of supplies were delivered in a Charlestown shuttle bus to Riverview Elementary School on August 6th.
"Our committee plans numerous events for employees of Charlestown throughout the year, and this project is just one way that we can support the surrounding community," described Emily Fowler, Human Resources Manager.  "The school supplies collected benefit the children of today and the workforce of tomorrow."
"We are proud to work with Riverview Elementary," continued Ms. Fowler.  "In this economy, our Christmas in July project helps families in need to focus their attention on other necessities such as food and clothing for their children."

About Charlestown: Charlestown, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  For more information, please visit