Paramount wants to show London what an estate and lettings agency can be.
We’re committed to giving back to the community that we live and work in every day. We believe it’s important to use our resources to help out wherever we can - because it’s the right thing to do.
Charity – a fundamental value at Paramount.
People in our office have a lot of enthusiasm for getting involved in local charity events for a variety of reasons. For some, personal experiences inspire a passion to help those lacking food and housing stability, or those affected by cancer. For others, the enthusiasm has been caught from our Director of Lettings, Spencer Lawrence, who – despite a schedule that has some wondering if he ever finds time to sleep – never says “no” to an opportunity to help a good cause. Spencer continually finds a way to motivate the team to get involved, even if it’s by creating a little friendly competition! Next up he will be kayaking 31 miles along the River Wye to raise funds for Huntington’s Disease research and support.
Recently a committed group of us have channelled this enthusiasm for helping our community to form Paramount Pantry.
Paramount Pantry is an initiative that aims to consistently be involved in local charity efforts and use our network of resources to find creative ways of helping.
We care about the community that we are a part of.
Paramount Pantry has been busy since its conception. Our first charity event was a week-long food drive for Brent foodbank. We had learned that Brent foodbank was struggling this year facing a 400% increase in the number of visitors using their services and a steady decline in the number of food donations coming in. Paramount Pantry rallied our office troops and put the word out to local businesses and individuals in our network.
By the end of the week, we were humbled by the response. In addition to the bag of non-perishables that many of our office staff brought in, many members of the community either brought food donations into our office or donated funds for us to purchase items most needed by the food bank. Some people even got creative and had toiletries sent to us by amazon!
All in all, we raised enough food items to provide Brent foodbank with 142 meals! Once we had everything rounded up and loaded into our van, we headed off to the food bank to volunteer for the day to sort, label, and organize basket upon basket of food items. By the end, all of us had a newfound respect for the hard work that the volunteers do on a daily basis!
Collection Point: we are a year-round drop-off point for food donations
Though our first food drive has come to an end, we have not stopped collecting food donations! We want to make it as easy as possible for people in our community to help others. Our office acts as a continuous food donation collection point. Drop off non-perishable food donations at any time (during opening hours) and they will reach Brent foodbank on our next delivery!
Our address: 150 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London NW6 1SD
Paramount Pantry's Drop-Off/Pick-Up Donation Program
There are often forgotten items at the back of cupboards that get thrown out during a move. If you can’t make it to our office, but still want to donate, we have that covered! Paramount Pantry will drop off a branded bag at any residential location within NW2 and NW6 to be filled with non-perishable food items.
Once your donations are ready to go, we will be back to pick them up!
Our donation drop-off and pick-up service is not limited to food items.
If you have gently used clothing, especially clothing for colder weather, but are unable to get to a donation point – send us an email or give us a call and we will make sure your donations reach a local charitable organisation.
Check out our other charity and community projects and events!
We donated a complete kitchen refurbishment to The Winch - a local Camden child and youth charity
It took our team just over a week to completely transform a dark, cluttered basement room in this former abandonded pub turned charity. Now The Winch has a kitchen that's more than just a kitchen!