A Message from Mallory: Making The Groves Feel Like Home
According to a 2018 study conducted by the Pew Research Center, less than one-third of Americans say they know all or most of their neighbors. We are aiming to change those numbers within The Groves by hosting fun events to encourage community interaction.
At The Groves, we plan 3-4 events per week to enrich both our neighborhood, as well as the greater Houston community. Examples of events include:
- Blood drives with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Bank
- Farmer’s market with local vendors to provide fresh food options
- “Recycle and Regenerate” for recycling electronics, clothes, shoes and toys.
- “Groves 101” events for new residents to learn more about their Home Owners Association and get to know others that are new to the neighborhood.
- “Coffee with the Cops” is held every quarter with our local constable to make sure our residents feel safe in their homes by getting to know local police officers.
Residents often get in touch regarding feedback and ideas for future events, and we love that some of our neighbors have taken the initiative to create events with each other, such as creating their own cooking teams.
One of most rewarding parts of my job is creating relationships with our residents. I love getting to know them because they are the lifeline to the community, and together, we have created a special sense of community unique to The Groves.
Mallory Collins is a Sam Houston State University graduate who has focused her career within the marketing and event planning world. Starting in college with a magazine and marketing for a few small businesses, she quickly realized her passion for planning and communicating. She previously worked as a Communications Manager at a private country club in River Oaks before joining the CCMC team as a Lifestyle Associate. She was quickly promoted to her current role as Lifestyle Director at The Groves, where she dedicates her time to creating a lifestyle program that will thrive for years to come.