TAMPA, FL – The hundreds of concertgoers who attended Newland Communities’ annual Concerts for a Cause series did more than just enjoy an evening of great live music. They helped Feeding Tampa Bay provide more than 22,000 meals to neighbors in need.
The concert series, along with Fall Festivals held at Waterset in Apollo Beach and Bexley in Land O’ Lakes, brought in a total of 2,155 lbs of non-perishable foods and more than $2,000 in cash donations. All totaled, the donations will provide Feeding Tampa Bay 22,066 meals. The organization is the area’s leading food bank, which provides food to more than 700,000 people in a 10-county area of West Florida, including Hillsborough and Pasco Counties
Waterset and Bexley are owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. Newland is well known in Tampa due to its successful FishHawk Ranch, Waterset and Westchase communities. Bexley is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.
The series of popular outdoor concerts featured local and regional bands and took place between September and October at the two communities. In lieu of admission, concertgoers were asked to bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations to benefit Feeding Tampa Bay.
In Tampa Bay, one in seven adults and one in four children struggle with hunger. For every dollar donated, Feeding Tampa Bay can provide 10 meals.
“The number of people in our area who are in need of nutritious food donations to feed themselves and their families is staggering,” said Pam Parisi, vice president of marketing for Newland Communities, developers of Waterset and Bexley. “We’re grateful to our residents who year after year show their generosity though our Concerts for a Cause series. Not only does it bring our community together, but the donations collected make an enormous difference for people in need.”
“Concerts for a Cause brings communities together, which is what we are all about at Feeding Tampa Bay,” added Thomas Mantz, executive director of Feeding Tampa Bay.
“This partnership with Newland Communities connects families to their best self through giving while providing thousands of families in need the opportunity to share memories around a table where meals are too often lacking.”
Concerts for a Cause began in 2011 in Newland’s FishHawk Ranch community, and expanded to Waterset and Bexley in 2014 and 2017 respectively.
Waterset by Newland Communities is a master-planned community located in Apollo Beach. Waterset features a variety of amenities that include three community pools, fitness centers, sports courts, Fit Trail and Greenway. The Waterset information center is located in The Landing Club & Café and is open daily from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m., along with several model homes priced from $200,000s to over $600,000. For more information, call (813) 235-0154 or visit our website at www.watersetfl.com.
Bexley by Newland Communities is an award-winning master-planned community located on 1,825-acre among several notable wilderness preserves in Land O’ Lakes. Nestled among the cypress domes, oak hammocks and pine flatwoods are single-family homes and townhomes starting in the low $200s to over $800,000. Amenities include miles of multi-use, soft surface Avid™ Trails; state-of-the-art workout stations, dog parks, play areas for all ages and a bicycle pump park. The lakefront Bexley Club is the hub of activity featuring the Welcome Center and Twisted Sprocket Café, resort-style pools, fitness center, game room and a bicycle shop offering sales and repairs for residents and visitors. For more information call 813.425.7555 or visit www.bexleyflorida.com
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 45 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company’s mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. www.newlandcommunities.com.
About NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH):
NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. http://nashcommunities.com/. http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/english/index.html.
Vice President of Marketing, Newland Communities
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