Are you up for the challenge??? The #IceBucketChallenge that is, Gables Edition! The “ice bucket challenge” is a campaign to spread awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Here’s how it works: You dump a bucket of ice water on yourself, send the video to your social media specialist and nominate three others to take the challenge. The nominees then have 24 hours to also douse themselves, or else they must donate money to an ALS charity. (You can, of course, take the challenge and also make an ALS contribution, as others have done.) The videos will be posted on your community Facebook page if you have one, and if it is 15 seconds or less, we will post it on our Gables Instagram page as well!
Because this is the Gables Edition, we are asking participants to add a hint of green coloring to their buckets to show off the “Gables Green Spirit” (if possible). The team who sends us the most unique video showing their “Gables Green Spirit” will be randomly selected to win a prize. We will also post other creative entries as well (corporate associates are also highly encouraged to participate!)
For more details about the #IceBucketChallenge and ALS donations, please visit ALSA.org.
Check out our Facebook album to view some of the Instagram photos posted by our residents nationwide!
Upload a photo of your favorite amenity (pool, club room, apartment home, etc.) to your public Instagram account. Use the hashtag #GablesOasis and tag @Gables_Res
Don’t forget to mention the name of your Gables community in your photo caption & be CREATIVE! #Selfies welcome!
Featured Photo Entry of the Day:
Submitted by one of our residents at Watermark Kendall West in Cambridge, MA!
Official Rules #GablesOasis Contest starts July 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM (midnight) EST, and ends July 31, 2014 at 11:59:59 EST. You must post your photo via a public Instagram account including the hashtag #GablesOasis and tag us using the @gables_res username. Entry photo must include the name of the community where the entrant resides for verification purposes. Prize: $100 Gift Card. Winner must be a follower of the Instagram account: @gables_res. Eligibility: Only Residents of a Gables Residential Community in good standing are eligible to enter. Notification: The winner will be notified on August 1, 2014 via e-mail or the Instagram application. By participating in the contest, entrants recognize that their photos may be used in marketing materials. Limit one entry per resident. Winner will be chosen at random.
Each year on Gables Day, every associate company-wide, puts aside their normal daily work activities to volunteer in their region. Since 2000, Gables associates and vendors have contributed over 100,000 volunteer hours and $1,000,000 in goods and services. In 2007, Gables Day was dedicated to assisting several hurricane impacted neighborhoods in New Orleans. Gables was awarded the “2007 Community Service Project of the Year” by Multifamily Executive Magazine for the volunteer efforts in New Orleans contributed by Gables associates.
Many of you may know that Earth Day takes place this month on the 22nd, and Gables want to know how you will be celebrating! Let us know what you will be doing or currently doing to commemorate Earth Day this year.