Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Local apartment manager plays Santa, pays for layaway items in the nick of time

Donations by Sage Apartment Communities totaling more than $71,000 were made to cover holiday items purchased on layaway through December 19th at K-Mart Stores located at 440 NW Burnside Road in Gresham and 12350 NE Sandy Blvd. in Portland.

“As a manager of more than 1,200 market-rate and low-income housing units in the Gresham/Fairview area, we realized we couldn’t fit a bag of presents down the chimney in every house this year—so we thought a random act of kindness was in order, Sage President Amber Monte said. “Our team has always found inspiration from those who volunteer to make a difference in the lives of others, and it is in honor of their generosity that we made our gifts today.”

Checks arrived at both stores via FedEx on Thursday, December 21. Store managers began calling customers to let them know Santa had arrived early.