20:49 | 15.08.2018
Texas-Based Company Launches #AllSmilesNoGuns Back to School Giveaway 

In an effort to help prevent gun violence, Houston-based Karya
Property Management—the third largest property management company in
Texas, which manages 15,000 apartment units in Houston, Dallas, San
Antonio and Austin—has handed out free clear backpacks to children who
live at its 49 Texas properties.

According to the latest statistics, gun violence in the United States
takes the lives of more than 2,700 teens and children and injures more
than 14,500 every year. A rising number of these incidents are taking
place in schools.

Lockers have traditionally been the storage place for students during
the school day, but backpacks have been taking over that role in many
schools nationwide. Recent health and security issues have caused
concern about backpacks being used to hide drugs, knives and guns –
causing a number of schools to require students to carry only clear

Karya Property Management believes that as an emerging multifamily
housing company, there is a social responsibility to unite and raise one
voice as a community. With this clear backpack initiative, Karya plans
to send a message of awareness to its residents who are also parents or
students and might have faced this situation.

“Karya Property Management would like to thank the Houston Police
Department, Houston Fire Department and Harris County Sheriff’s
Department for their participation at all of the back to school events
in Houston and surrounding areas where most of our properties are
currently located,” said Swapnil Agarwal, CEO, Karya Property
Management. “The officers, firefighters and deputies interacted with the
parents and children, providing them with important information about
how to stay safe when both in and out of school, and we truly appreciate
their participation.”
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