(CLEMSON, S.C. – July 30, 2021) More than 150 foster families and guests attended the Family Fun in the Sun event held at EPOCH Clemson on Saturday, July 24, where they enjoyed food, fun and games on land and water all afternoon.
The event was sponsored by Valeo Groupe Americas (parent company of EPOCH Clemson), in partnership with Fostering Great Ideas, a Greenville-area foster family organization providing support and resources to area foster families.
“Our company-wide mantra is ‘Work Hard, Have Fun, Help Others.’ At our first annual Family Fun in the Sun event, we were able to live out our mantra while providing a memorable afternoon for kids in foster care and their families,” said Jennie Lee Montgomery, Marketing and Experience Coordinator at Valeo Groupe Americas. “It was a rewarding experience for our Tribe members to give back to an organization that is shifting the status quo of foster care, starting in our own local community.”
One attendee who was a foster parent for 27 years shared the following feedback after the event:
“Thank you so much for this fun day. My 3 and 5 year-olds had a blast and took advantage of everything that was offered. I was a foster parent for 27 years to 92 foster kids. We retired but a year ago, one of our adopted kids separated and their two kids went to foster care, so we got them. In all the years of being foster parents, no one ever did anything like this for us. It was so much fun. My only regret is that I was so busy chasing my active kids around that I didn’t have time to meet other families!”
This community event is just one example of the various ways EPOCH Clemson gives back to its local community. The EPOCH staff and residents frequently give back in ways such as collecting non-perishable food items for Clemson Community Care, a local food pantry, delivering meals to Our Daily Rest homeless shelter, and hosting onsite adoption events for Oconee Humane Society. Since opening its doors to Clemson students in August 2019, EPOCH Clemson has established itself as an impressive housing option. At full capacity for the upcoming 2021-22 school year, EPOCH Clemson continues to provide residents with not only great housing and living situations, but fun and meaningful resident experiences as well.
About EPOCH Clemson
As Valeo Groupe Americas’ flagship student brand consisting of cottages, townhomes and brownstones, EPOCH offers amenity-rich spaces and dynamic student communities with a branded hospitality model that celebrates the journey of every college student. Valeo Groupe America’s objective and mission is “Together, Growing Community.” The company’s operations platform focuses on delivering a proprietary resident experience program approach that will add immense value to the overall higher learning experience of students by building exceptional communities designed with the evolving student in mind. For more information, please visit https://www.epochclemson.com/.
About Valeo Groupe Americas
Valeo Groupe Americas is an affiliate of Valeo Groupe, a vertically integrated global niche housing platform with offices in Charlotte, London, St. Helier, Madrid, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Valeo focuses on delivering unmatched personalized resident experiences in the senior and student markets it serves. At Valeo our purpose is to leave it better than we found it. This is our commitment to build better, live better and do better, and is rooted in everything we do. Built on a 17-year track record, our tribe of seasoned difference makers boasts in excess of 200 collective years in real estate banking, investing, development, construction and management across eight countries. Valeo is continuing to change the landscape of niche housing by growing its community and creating happy tribe members, residents and stakeholders around the world. For more information, please visit https://www.valeoamericas.com/.