The Inspired Life
Living Out Grace Through Generosity
Grace Through Generosity is one of our core values here at Penmarc Inspired Spaces. Everyday, we live out this belief by striving to impact our employees and the greater community through servant leadership and selfless giving. In a year that has affected us all in many ways, our team sought opportunities to show their grace and give back to the community through service projects and donations.
Campbell University - Career Closet
Dressed for Success
Partnering with The Container Store, Penmarc Inspired Spaces aided Campbell University in the purchase and installation of a new Career Closet for their Students. The Career Closet provides students with access to a free professional wardrobe by receiving in-kind donations from the Campbell community and its affiliates. Penmarc provided the University with consultation, design services, hardware, and installation of the professional closet system. Penmarc received the closet system at a significant discount thanks to its long-standing partnership with specialty retailer The Container Store. Matthew Epps, MBA ’09 and Group President of Penmarc Inspired Spaces, coordinated the gift. Dale Hundell was the lead installer while John Bronson led the installation.
“Their generous support, especially focused in the areas of student persistence and career outcomes, is making a difference daily in the lives of our students,” Nathan Rice said. “We are grateful for their support.”
- Nathan Rice, Campbell University
Methodist Home for Girls
Inspired to give back to the local community, Penmarc Coordinators, Mel Laureano and Robert Doak, spearheaded an effort to give a closet makeover to a group home in need. When trying to select the right organization, they based their pick on three parameters – first, for it to be an orphanage; second, they weighted organizations that focus on children; and third, they searched for organizations that offer services to at-risk youth.
The Methodist Home for Children was selected based on these criteria. As a leader in the community, the Methodist Home is a transitional living home that serves as an integral part of the residential juvenile justice program in North Carolina. The organization also works with teenage girls to assist them in preparing for life outside of the foster care system. They had a closet full of supplies that needed an upgrade. Our team worked with The Container Store to design the closet for maximum organization. Brian Quinn, Penmarc Installer executed the install. As a final touch, we collected supplies donated by employees across Rosewood Family of Companies to stock their shelves.
"We were inspired by Rosewood's core value, "Grace through Generosity." We felt these young women, who have faced tremendous obstacles in their young lives, deserved an organized space to help them prepare for success."
-Mel Laureano, Coordinator
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
Toys for Tots
Elmer Flores, Accounts Payable Specialist and former Marine, came to us with the desire for Penmarc and the rest of the companies within the Rosewood Family of Companies to collect toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Program this holiday season.
Antonio Lugo, Sr. Marketing Specialist aided Elmer in this initiative. Toy collection boxes were placed throughout the offices and Antonio spread the word through social media and email. Over 94 toys were donated by employees of Rosewood and Elmer and Antonio were able to deliver the toys in person.
Presently, the Marine Toys for Tots Program distributes an average of 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children annually.
"What inspired me to organize this mission was the joy that a toy brings to children who are less fortunate. As a former Marine, I got to see first-hand the joy and happiness these toys from Toys for Tots bring the children who receive them."
-Elmer Flores, Account Payable Specialist