Published On:July 31, 2018


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Better Tomorrows Receives $10,000 Grant From Leo & Peggy Pierce Family Foundation

MARLTON, NJ. - JULY 30, 2018 – Better Tomorrows is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000.00 grant from the Leo & Peggy Pierce Family Foundation. These funds will help the residents they serve at Jackie’s Garden and New Covenant Manor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Better Tomorrows, a national nonprofit providing social services to affordable housing communities, provides residents with a variety of activities on a daily basis.  One of the more exciting activities involved the creation of a traditional vegetable and a hydroponic garden to promote good health and food literacy within these two specific communities.  This grant will enable them to have a garden manager on staff to help them continue their gardening success.


Jackie’s Garden and New Covenant Manor is owned and managed by Interstate Realty Management, a subsidiary of The Michaels Organization, which has a strategic partnership with Better Tomorrows to provide supportive services to all its residents.



About Better Tomorrows 

Better Tomorrows serves residents of affordable housing sites across the nation. The organization partners with property management companies to gain direct access to low-income residents and the surrounding community. Its mission is to empower individuals, families, and neighborhoods to thrive. The Better Tomorrows impact-driven social service model is aimed at fostering economic stability, educational success, healthy lifestyles and strong communities. By providing a continuum of direct support to affordable housing residents and the neighboring communities, Better Tomorrows’ place-based programming and case management build safe and nurturing environments and uplift over 40,000 youth, adults, families, seniors, and individuals with special needs across 121 sites nationally.

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About The Michaels Organization: 

The Michaels Organization is a family of eight integrated but independent companies dedicated to excellence in affordable, mixed-income, military, and student housing. Our mission is to create attractive residential communities for families, seniors, military service members, and students that stand the test of time and that are managed to maximize long-term value for residents as well as investors. Serving more than 100,000 residents in 360 communities across 34 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and with a development portfolio valued in excess of $3.5 billion, The Michaels Organization is a national leader in the residential real estate industry, with full service capabilities in development, property and asset management, construction, mortgage finance, and tax credit syndication. Visit for more information.


About The Leo and Peggy Pierce Family Foundation:

The Leo and Peggy Pierce Family Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. They seek to end hunger and food insecurity in the five-county Philadelphia region and Indian River County, FL. The Foundation makes grants to support activities that address hunger and food insecurity through direct service programs and/or advocacy efforts.

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