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Upscale Fitness Flyer

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We've had some requests for some flyers with upscale, real-life shots of people engaging in the activities of the events we're promoting, so here's one for Fitness! Reach your fitness-minded residents or your aspiring-to-be fit neighbors with this generic flyer. There are lots of colorful boxes that are totally blank to fill in whatever information you'd like to provide!


To learn more about being a CARES Team, or to refer a friend and receive up to a $200 referral bonus, check out our website.

Neighborhood Watch Flyer

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By request from one of our CARES Teams - create awareness and a sense of security in your community with a Neighborhood Watch Party. Invite a police officer to come in and teach your neighbors best safety practices, and self-defense advice specific to apartment living. 


To learn more about being a CARES Team, or to refer a friend and receive up to a $200 referral bonus, check out our website.

Poker Night

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Whether you have a good poker face or not, this can be a fun event to host for your neighbors! All you need are some cards, poker chips, round tables, a fun-loving attitude and some tasty snacks and drinks.


To learn more about being a CARES Team, or to refer a friend and receive up to a $200 referral bonus, check out our website.

Hiking Party Flyer

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Feeling like it's time to explore nature outside of your apartment community? Invite your neighbors to go, and make a day of it. Pack fun snacks, take pictures of what you see, and just enjoy the great outdoors — together.


To learn more about being a CARES Team, or to refer a friend and receive up to a $200 referral bonus, check out our website.

Kentucky Derby Garden Party

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This party is the perfect excuse to talk in that charming southern accent of yours that you practice in the mirror every morning. And also, so you can buy one of those big, obnoxious hats (or maybe just pull it out of your closet). Serve your neighbors mint juleps, dainty snacks, and entertain them with some themed-out games. Your community will have lots of fun with this unique party idea, and we're sure you'll have fun planning it, too! And as a reminder to our CARES Teams - Refer to the alcohol policy on the CARES Team toolkit (under General – Apartment Life Policies – CT Policy Guide), and sync with your Program Director if you have questions.


To learn more about being a CARES Team, or to refer a friend and receive up to a $200 referral bonus, check out our website.

Cactus Party Flyer

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In case you hadn't seen the trends lately, succulents — especially little cactus plants — are very "in" right now. So why not theme a party around these little guys? Use creative puns for your menus and food labels. Obvious centerpieces can be found at almost any home improvement store or superstore. And don't forget to poke around (see what we did there?!) Pinterest and see what you find for Cactus Parties — there are quite a few creative ideas floating around!


To learn more about being a CARES Team, or to refer a friend and receive up to a $200 referral bonus, check out our website.

The Cooper River Bridge Run

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Kristen & Brent are our CARES Team at The Boulevard in Charleston, SC. They recently hosted a couple of really neat events centered around a big, annual event that goes on in their community: The Cooper River Bridge Run. Here's the lowdown:

They hosted a morning event and an evening event!

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The morning event included handing out water bottles, bananas, headbands, and shirts with their property's logo on them. It was a great marketing opportunity for their Greystar property because they handed out thousands of items with the property's logo. They also hired an '80s band (a big hit that scored the team and the property some time on the 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. news) to play while the runners were waiting for the race to start.

6:00 a.m. '80s dance party anyone?

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Then, Kristen and Brent hosted a relaxing evening event on race day for runners and their families to enjoy on The Boulevard property. They had a low-country boil for dinner, complete with a small acoustic band (made up of people they knew). This was also another great marketing opportunity for the property (and CARES) because people could come in, see the property, and experience first-hand what CARES has to offer. Not to mention the biggest impact…

Getting to connect with tons of people from around the community!

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How could you get more involved in your city's community? Is there an annual event that happens in your backyard or one that you could easily set up a tent/station at?

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What about marketing for your apartment community by representing them? This Greystar Property Manager, Regional Manager, Senior Managing Director of Real Estate, and more "high-ups" really enjoyed this event. They gave public kudos for it and have asked that it happen more often!


Are you part of a current or former CARES Team who knows of someone who would make a wonderful CARES Team member? If so, you can REFER A FRIEND and be eligible for our referral bonus up to $200.

Would you like more information on what it means to be a CARES Team? Visit our website today. You can fill out a quick info form and someone will contact you with more information. And, don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitter (@aptlife), and Instagram (@aptlife) – and use the hashtag #CARESteam.

Garden Party

Garden Party

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A Garden Party just sounds sophisticated, doesn't it? Like you should attend wearing some big Kentucky Derby hat and drinking a mint julep or something?

There are so many fun ways to host a garden party... here's just a few ideas:

  • Simply hand out potted plants at the gate to residents as they arrive home from work.
  • Host a day of working in your shared community garden.
  • Host your local plant store for a gardening class. Succulents are all the rage right now, but you can also offer info on container gardening, herb gardening, vegetable gardening, etc.
  • Host a cocktail party at your own community garden.
  • Host a garden-themed party and hold drawings for floral arrangements or pretty potted plants.
  • Give out packets of seeds as party favors.
  • Serve fresh veggies, herb-themed foods, and a garden-themed signature cocktail.
  • Host your party off-site at your local plant nursery for a class and food/cocktails after-hours.
  • Don't forget, we also have a blog post and flyer for an Urban Container Garden class.

Happy gardening!


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Eat and Exercise

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Make healthy into a social event by hosting a workout class + nutrition presentation at your apartment community. Whether it's yoga, zumba, weight lifting, or anything else you can imagine, the goal is to provide a fun experience for your residents and include some get-to-know-you time before or after.

A bonus: provide iced towels after the class to help your residents cool down.

CARES Team Jon and Elizabeth in Nashville, TN, hosted their own Eat & Exercise event that was a huge hit with the residents. March is National Nutrition Month, so this event could be a timely tie-in.

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For those teams with limited on-site meeting space, this event could easily be held at a nearby gym or YMCA.

We left you plenty of space on the flyer so you can personalize this event for your own community. You can download it here.


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Spring Is In The Air

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Well... maybe not quite yet, but as event planners, we start thinking about spring while there's still snow on the ground.

As you are planning your spring events and calendars, be sure to check out our Spring Inspiration Pinterest board for ideas, themes, recipes, drinks, and more! We found things for modest budgets as well as more grand budgets. Things for little kids and grown-up kids alike.

Here are just a few fun things we've found to get the creative juices flowing:

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10 Things To Add To Your Good Ol' Pigskin Bash

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Lots of people love it, some hate it, and most love any excuse to throw or attend a party! I'm talking about good ol' North American Football. It's a culture in and of itself. And regardless of how one may feel about the grand sport, lots of people love it and it's a great tool to foster community. AKA: a great excuse to throw a party, eat some free food, and have a great time with neighbors!

We've come up with some things you can add to your pigskin shin-dig to try and successfully mingle the "I'm obsessed with football" crowd with the "Don't ever say that word around me" crowd - while having a great time and hanging out with neighbors.

  1. Add a Photo booth. Who doesn't love taking fun pictures with fun props? Depending on your budget, you can hire a company to come in and do it, or you can throw together a backdrop with some props and take fun photos on phones. Check out our Half A Dozen Ways To Photo Booth post for some idea starters and throw in some footballs if you want to keep with the pigskin theme.
  2. Host a Baggo tournament.
  3. Have some things for the kids. Parents may want to watch the game, but are concerned about their kiddos. So, provide some fun football crafts or competitive kids games while the game is on so everyone can have a great time. Check out our Pinterest board for some ideas.
  4. Vote on the best commercials. I know some people who only watch the Superbowl for the commercials - so have people vote and give away some gift cards! You could even do some voting before to see which company everyone thinks is going to have the best spot.
  5. Pair the game watching with a chili-cook off and award prizes for the best chili. Check out our Chili Pinterest board for recipes, fixins, & ideas.
  6. Pair a pigskin party with a {DIY} corner - something for the guys (or gals that love football) and something for the girls (or guys that love crafts). Some football bashes I've been to end up with all the guys in front of the TV and all the girls chatting in the other room. Why not help the ladies get a jump start on some Christmas gifts or an opportunity to finish that DIY project that's been looming?
  7. Add a philanthropic twist and encourage people to bring a donation to "enter" the party! You could do a Soles4Souls shoe drive, a toys for tots drive, or just have people bring their gently used items for donating to the local homeless/women's shelter. Check out our giving-back post here for some more ideas.
  8. Vendors, vendors, vendors. Invite some. Maybe a local brewery, a local wings place, a food truck, or a local bakery. You can give this food any theme you want. Wherever you're located, check out our local blog posts for places to get started locally.
  9. Add any sort of "bar" or "build your own..." to this event to spruce it up: baked potato bar, popcorn bar, s'mores building, hot chocolate bar, build your own nachos, chili bar, soup bar, or build your own hotdog with fun toppings. Anything that you can put "toppings" on, could be turned into a "build your own...".
  10. Do score predictions and award prizes for the winning spread/score.

We've also got some ideas about stylizing this event, flyering for this event, and including the more difficult to reach residents.

Happy pigskin-ing!


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Giving Back For The Holidays

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The holidays are a great time of togetherness and celebrating! There is lots of fun to be had with white elephant gift exchanges, trimming the tree, and eating way too much turkey (and then taking a nap). But what about some events or things we can do that give back to the community? We've compiled a list of ideas and have included a little tidbit about where to start when using this as an event for your neighborhood.

  1. Donate to Toys for Tots.
    • You can enter your state/city and find a local toy drop - your property can collect donations to be taken to this drop or encourage residents to take donations on their own.
    • You can apply for your property to become an official "Toy Drop" spot.
    • You can organize a group of neighbors and all volunteer with Toys for Tots at the local level doing things like assisting in the transportation and storage of toys, volunteering in their local warehouse, helping with meals... and much more.
       
  2. Donate or volunteer with the Salvation Army's Christmas Angel Tree.
    • To support an Angel in your town, contact your local Salvation Army by entering your zip code at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.
    • The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help distribute gifts along with food for holiday meals to the participating families. So, contact your local Salvation Army and organize a volunteer day (maybe a "love your community" day), gather a group of residents, and get to distributing!
    • Do you know of a family in need? You can help connect them to receive gifts for Christmas. To learn more about dates and eligibility in your local community, contact your local Salvation Army by entering your zip code atwww.salvationarmyusa.org.
       
  3. Educate neighbors and provide them with the opportunity to sponsor a child. There are lots of organizations to choose from, find one here.
    • You could host a "sponsor night" and invite interested residents to come eat, learn about the organization, and then help match them up with a child to sponsor.
       
  4. Donate food or get a group of neighbors together to go distribute food at a local food bank.
     
  5. Encourage residents to go through closets, bookshelves, and toy boxes to donate things.
    • Here's a big list of who needs/accepts what.
    • You could host a "donation drop" night where residents can come, eat, and drop off their items for donation while learning about where you're going to donate items and why. Then the CARES Team takes items for donation.
    • Choose an organization you would like to donate things to, plan a trip one Saturday morning, and invite residents to come with you to the organization to donate their items. This could be for individuals that want a receipt for their donations.
       
  6. Make Care Kits for the Homeless.
    • CARES Team purchases supplies and hosts an event where residents come together to help "build" kits for homeless individuals.
      • You could follow this event up with one to distribute to homeless individuals in your community or make it all one event.
      • Distribute a list of kit items to your residents for them to purchase, invite them to bring their items to your "building" event where you assemble kits as a group and then go hand out.
         
  7. Make a jar of hearts for someone special
    • This would make a great gift giving activity - serving those we love with kind words.
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  8. Pass It On
    • Organize a community night out at a local restaurant. Let residents know that there will be an opportunity for them to pool money and buy the meal of the table sitting next to you guys.
    • Contribute to or pay the bill of the person behind you in the check-out line at the grocery store.
      • Organize a group grocery store trip where this is your group's only mission - to "pass it on" by contributing to or purchasing the groceries of the person behind/in front of them.
         
  9. Pick up trash in your neighborhood.
    • Organize a "Pick Up Our Place" event where neighbors come out on a Saturday afternoon to help pick up trash around the neighborhood. You could provide gloves, grabbers, and bags - or encourage residents to bring their own.
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  10. Deliver Meals on Wheels as a group.
     
  11. Make Chemo Care Packages for a local oncology center.
    • Contact a local oncology center to determine their needs (confirming that they actually need what's listed in this link, or determining different needs).
    • Host a Care Package Construction party. CARES Teams can provide supplies or distribute a list and have residents bring their own supplies.
    • Host an event to go hand out kits to patients or just to drop them off at the center.
       
  12. Contact a local foster care agency and make care packages for their children.
    • Often children arrive at the center with nothing and have great needs.
    • Determine local needs and host a "Care Packages for Orphans" event where you come together, eat, and put together packages.
    • You can supply items for packages or tell residents to bring their own (depending on your budget).
    • Deliver the care packages and think about asking your local center if they need any volunteers for anything else (cleaning, yard work, painting, etc.).
       
  13. Write letters and send care packages to service men and women.

(Lots of these ideas came from Pennies of Time & FeelsLikeHome and then got a CARES Team spin.)


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Winter Event Decorating Ideas

The craft stores have had Christmas decor up since about June. Really. We won't talk about how way-too-early, or not, that is. Either way, there are LOTS of green and red when you see decorations for Christmas, but isn't there more?

I'm so glad you asked! I'd love to show you lots of different ways to stylize all of your winter events. I hope these ideas spark some of your own!

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Be sure to check out our Winter Events Pinterest board for lots more looks, recipes, and drink ideas for your winter-time events!


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Astronomy Night

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Logan & Ashley are our CARES Team at Terraza Del Sol in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. They hosted a fantastic astronomy night for their community and it was a big hit! Logan & Ashley invited two Astronomers from a near by university to come to their property, and the Astonomers brought along their super-duper telescopes for some above-and-beyond star gazing. The Astronomers were very knowledgable, talked with residents about what they were seeing through the telescopes, and had a little Q&A session. Questions and answers ranged from general space questions, to black holes, to wormholes. How could you bring something like this to your community? Can you partner with a local university to bring out Astronomers, Scientists, or any other kind of experts?

This is an excellent event that exemplifies thinking outside the box and getting the local community involved.


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Happy {DIY} Christmas

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Some people are all about the DIY, affordable, made with love Christmas gifts. Some people have all the time in the world to devote to this task, and some don't even know where to start.

What about an event where you pick a couple of your favorite (fairly simple) DIY gifts on Pinterest, bring your community together, and all make gifts?

{one} DIYs

Pick one or a few of your favorite DIY gifts. Check out this Pinterest board for some ideas.

{two} supplies

Determine if you want to provide supplies, if you want people to BYO, or a mix of both. For example, if you're making chocolate chip cookies in a jar, you could provide all of the ingredients and have people BYO mason jars, ribbon, tags, etc.

{three} instructions

We recommend simple, step-by-step instructions for each project you choose to highlight in hopes of drawing in some non-crafty people and converting them to DIY-ers (just kidding...kinda). You could do a big chalkboard sign with instructions, or print some out and lay them at each table.

{four} advertise

Here are some ways you could spin this event:

"DIY - as easy as 1, 2, 3!""5 Steps to a DIY Christmas""A Very Merry DIY Christmas Party""Need a last minute Christmas gift for Grandma? We've got you covered!""Want to avoid the sea of people shopping for last minute Christmas gifts?""Take the consumerism out of Christmas and add a little more made-with-love."

{five} give aways

Most people like some friendly competition, so you could award prizes for most creative or best effort. People could keep the gift cards for themselves or include them in the gifts they're making.

Happy DIY-ing!


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Trunk-or-Treat

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Whether you have no kids in your community or all kids, clean out your trunks and get ready for some treating! You're never too old for dressing up and some candy, right? If you have kids in your community, odds are they're going to be out Trick or Treating – why not take this opportunity to build community?

Instead of everyone turning on their porch lights and excitedly awaiting those little knocks on the door, encourage residents to bring their cars to a designated parking lot, clean out their trunks, and fill them up with candy. If your budget is large, you could provide the candy. If you budget is small, make it a BYOCandy night.

Be sure to get the word out and let the trick or treaters (big or small) know! Do a best costume contest with a few categories: scariest, silliest, most DIY. You could even encourage neighbors to "dress" their trunks/cars and have a best dressed trunk contest with a give away for a free carwash/detail.

Don't forget the grub! There will be lots of candy, so that's pretty much covered. Check out our Fall Harvest Pinterest board for some fall themed eats and treats. Make it a party by inviting a local band or DJ to bring some live music to the event.

Happy Treating!


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Business Cards + Bubbly

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We're talking networking... Fall Edition! You could host a classic networking event where your residents exchange business cards, get to know one another better, and have a good time. Here are some tips for staging a successful networking event from marketingsherpa. (This might attract some of those residents who don't normally come to your events.)

Or you could host a vendor night. Everyone seems to be selling something these days, so you probably have at least a handful of residents who would love to showcase their business or product. And then at least a handful who like to go shopping. Invite local vendors to this event to get the community involved and support local business at the same time. Is there a boutique down the street? Invite them to bring a rack of dresses to display and sell. A local brewery? Ask them to provide a cash bar for the evening. Think along the lines of a Farmer's Market.

For an added twist, make it a fall-themed cocktail party (Business Cards + Bubbly). Our Pinterest board is full of fall-themed appetizers, desserts, and drinks. You can DIY or bring in a local bartender. Check out our Fall Harvest Pinterest Board for some fall decor ideas.

Happy Networking!


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Ok-to-ber-fest

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If you don't have german relatives, or even if you do, you may be wondering what Oktoberfest is. Well, it's a big ol' German festival that is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. That's where it originated, but it is hosted and celebrated in lots of other places around the world as well. The celebration in Germany has been going on for nearly 200 years, lasts for two weeks, and hosts over six million people each year. Y'all. That's a lot of kraut!

This could be a super fun event to host! Here are the basics:

  • Beer (optional)
  • Sausages
  • Pretzels
  • Mustard
  • Sauerkraut

That's it for basics! Here are some other fun things we came up with to spice up the party a bit:

  • Add some blue & yellow decor
  • Oktoberfest "best hat" contest
  • Best Dressed contest - Encourage people to dress in traditional German attire
  • Bring in an accordion player/band
  • Have some crafts for kids on hand - If it's a kind friendly event
  • Put a  modern twist on some more traditional recipes

Check out our Oktoberfest Pinterest board for some recipes, and look & feel ideas! Here's a flyer, too.

Happy Fest-ing!

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The Dee-Eff-Dub

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Translation: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.

Okay, y'all, this is where I grew up. I'll try to keep it short, but you know how it goes with your hometown. I could go on for hours days about all the nooks and crannies in the DFW area just begging to be explored. Am I right, locals?

Apartment Life was dreamed up and birthed in our North Texas region, and is one of the larger areas in which we have CARES Teams - over 100 teams in 20 cities all within about an hour of one another.

And the traffic is awful.

When I think about the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the first things that come to mind are places to eat and drink. Perhaps it's because I'm a foodie at heart, or because the average American spends 32,098 hours eating and drinking in their lifetime (according to this study). Either way, there is some good stuff to eat and drink here. And, if you know the good spots to eat (the more obscure and delicious, the better), you belong. Congratulations! There are entire parks dedicated to food trucks, there's upscale, there's local, and there's this wonderful place called Babe's Chicken. From northeast Dallas to southwest Fort Worth, you'll never have an empty belly.

Along with never being hungry again, you'll probably never be bored. There are gorgeous things outside to do, and see, and explore. When the Earth betrays the state of Texas, leaving it for dead in about August, there are plenty of inside things to enjoy as well! Did you know there's a vintage flying museum in Fort Worth? I didn't, until researching for this post, and I think that is really cool.

Vintage is a trendy buzzword, so I'm in.

If you've lived in this area your entire life, you have probably explored more than someone who got to Texas as fast as they could and arrived yesterday. But, I would argue that if you've "seen everything", there are still more adventures to be had and some fundamental DFW places to introduce (or reintroduce) your residents to.

One final thought... If you're in the mood for a field trip (or a stay-cation), Denton, TX is just about my favorite place in this great state. I am captivated by old courthouses, as you can tell from the photos above, and Denton's is no exception. The inside is gorgeous as well, so take the tour (cute little girl not included)!

While you're in Denton, eat here and drink coffee here. Seven Mile Cafe should be on your bucket list – It's that good. (No, I didn't get paid to say it – It's common knowledge.)

We would love to hear about your favorite spots and adventures! Leave us a comment and be sure to check out our DFW Pinterest board for links, calendars, resources, and more.

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"The South: Noun. A place where: Tea is sweet and accents are sweeter, summer starts in April, macaroni and cheese is a vegetable, porches are wide and words are long, pecan pie is a staple, Y'all is the only proper noun, chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy, everything is darlin', and someone's heart is always being blessed." - Urban Dictionary

It's a sweet home in Birmingham, Alabama. This state is beautiful and the north is no exception! There are free things, haunted things, old things, and everything in between.

Florida is the place to be these days, y'all. From Disney to Miami, I don't think a state gets more diverse. All the yankees from up north come to visit for the "winter" - or retire for good. CARES has some fabulous things going on in Tampa and Orlando!

There is lots to love about the south, but Atlanta has got it goin' on! You guys have art, culture, history, southern hospitality, eats, sights, and the whole nine yards. The city just seems to ooze sophisticated class with the art and architecture. The history is rich and diverse. The food looks amazing and the fall colors are some of the best on the planet.

If you're a CARES Team in our Southeast region, you won't want to miss out Pinterest boards for Tampa Bay, Orlando, Birmingham, and Atlanta! Whether you've lived in the southeast your entire life or are brand new, there's always more to explore. The more you explore, the more you fall in love with the place you get to call home - however permanent or temporary it is. Help your residents, friends, neighbors, and coworkers do the same. We hope these resources can serve as a springboard and a starting point for lots of community involvement, collaboration, and volunteering in your city. Drop us a comment and let us know what else you love about your city!

Happy belonging!

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