As we reflect on the past and prepare for the future, we believe in the intent to Give Help + Offer Hope to others.

EQX Day is celebrated each year during the Spring and Fall Equinoxes. In the Fall, EQX Day is celebrated by selecting valued partners and donating to a charity of their choosing. In the Spring, we gather partners, friends, and colleagues to make a difference in our community.


Spring EQX Day 2024

Nemours Children’s Hospital

March 28th, 2024

For this year’s Spring EQX Day, we had the opportunity to come together with Nemours Children’s Hospital. Nemours provides the medical care and research to improve children’s health for good, beyond medicine.

It is the annual tradition for Spring EQX Day where we typically serve in the community with our partners, friends, and colleagues in the business. This year however, Nemours offered us an opportunity to have a greater impact in a very small setting by spending time with the children and their parents and restocking playrooms with previously donated toys, creating celebration and birthday signs, and bagging items into individual giveaway bags. It was a very memorable and impactful day.


Fall EQX Day 2023


Place of Hope

Place of Hope provides services to children, youth, and families to end the cycles of abuse, neglect, homelessness, poverty, and human trafficking in our local communities. They prioritize sibling group placement that reunifies separated brothers and sisters. They provide shelter, actively enrich the lives of those involved, and encourage education, giving hope for their future.

– Selected by Ross Waters, Partner, Atlantic Retail


Roof Above

Roof Above is focused on uniting the Charlotte community to end homelessness, one life at a time. This incredible organization provides a pathway to housing through its multitude of outreach and support programs; from serving lunch 365 days a year at its Day Services Center to renovating hotels for permanent supportive housing. Roof Above meets people where they are on their journey and establishes trust to build relationships with those in our community who need it the most. As Roof Above CEO Liz Clasen-Kelly has said, “Roof Above tells you what we do. Whether through our shelters or housing programs, we are committed to providing the safety, security, and dignity of a roof above everyone in our community.”

– Selected by Amy Johnson, Principal, Strata


Water Mission

Water Mission’s efficient, best-in-class solutions bring safe water and the Living Water message of Jesus Christ to people around the world. Access to safe water changes lives, building health and hope. It creates educational and economic opportunities that break the cycle of poverty. Over 2 billion people around the world lack access to safe water. Water Mission has helped provide more than 8,000,000 people in 60 countries with lasting, safe water solutions. My wife and I have supported this organization with the belief that everyone should have access to clean water and provide support to a Christian-based Ministry.

– Selected by Matthew Livingston, Vice President of Real Estate, First Watch Restaurants


Spring EQX Day 2023

United Against Poverty

With the arrival of the Spring Equinox, we once again selected a deserving charity within our Central Florida community. For Spring Equinox 2023, our friends and colleagues volunteered alongside us at United Against Poverty. UAP Orlando inspires and empowers people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.

United Against Poverty
150 W Michigan St., Orlando, FL 32806
Friday, March 31, 2023  |  1:00-3:30 p.m.

Volunteer Tasks

  • Helping in the Grocery Center where qualified families shop for food and household needs
  • Sorting donated clothing and household items in the Member Marketplace
  • Taking inventory in their Emergency Food Pantry

In appreciation of your volunteerism, please join us for a Cocktail Hour after!
3:30-5:30 p.m.

RockPit Brewing
10 W. Illiana St., Orlando, FL 32806


Fall EQX Day 2022


West Suburban Community Pantry

This group is driven by its vision of a community without hunger for suburban Chicago residents. Food is the most basic of human needs, but for many it is a struggle. The West Suburban Community Pantry provides food for the hungry and referrals to community resources to ease and eliminate the circumstances that led them to seek aid. Please join me in supporting this organization in its important work.

– Selected by Randall Guse, VP of Real Estate, Portillo’s Hot Dogs


The Sharing Center

We choose The Sharing Center. Our team believes that giving needs to begin at home, in our own community. The Sharing Center exists to fight homelessness and hunger in Longwood and greater Seminole County, Florida. Those experiencing poverty can get a hand up through one of The Sharing Center’s Key Programs such as: Families in Crisis, The Pantry, The Oasis, and Life Builder. These programs address immediate needs, as well as provide extended support that lead individuals and families toward a better future and long-term stability.

– Selected by Jon Roemer, Principal, CEO & Dan Cramer, President, COO, J. Raymond Construction Corp.



CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. It is an organization which trains volunteers to be advocates for children who have experienced abuse or neglect, many of whom are in foster care. Their belief is that every child should be given the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home. Volunteers are appointed to advocate for children’s best interests. I’ve been passionately supporting this organization since college and hope that you will too!

– Selected by Colette Santana, VP, Retail Advisory Services, JLL