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By Samer Saah
GK Team 

Are you in need of Holiday Cheer? Company Founded by Holocaust Survivors Seeks You!

Goldrich Kest Continues Its Mission Of Giving To Those In Need


November 30, 2017

Company founders have passed, but their spirit lives on

Do you know someone in need who could use a little holiday cheer? Maybe a boy's bike was stolen and he can't perform his paper route or an elderly person needs a new walker? A young girl wants to take dance lessons but the family can't afford them or maybe her family can't afford to prepare a holiday feast? Goldrich Kest, one of the state's largest real estate development and management companies, wants to help as it continues its 60 Acts of Kindness mission of giving as part of its 60th-anniversary celebration.

"Goldrich Kest was built on recognizing and fulfilling the needs of a wide spectrum of people and philanthropy has been a bedrock of our 60-year history," said company President Carole Glodney. "Since we launched our 60 Acts campaign, we have helped a great number of folks from different backgrounds including a former homeless man who needed a new computer so he could continue directing LA's poorest people to resources that could help them and a young boy with cancer whose wish was for his family to visit Legoland before he starts chemotherapy. It's been a rewarding program for our entire team."

To be considered, send a concise 1-page description of your need to [email protected]

The company was founded by Jona Goldrich and Sol Kest, both Holocaust survivors who have since passed. They launched their company in 1957 with $200 in their pockets and parlayed that into an extensive portfolio of residential, commercial, industrial, and retail space.

Among their projects are 120 apartment buildings with 13,188 units, 5 marinas with 2,139 slips, 24 senior living facilities with 4,248 beds, and, scattered throughout the US, more than 11 million square feet of non-residential space. 70 of their apartment buildings accommodate low-income families and Goldrich Kest offers free after-school and summer programs to keep its young residents engaged and eager to learn.

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