The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.

Veronica Mathias

Veronica Mathias

Media Relations Manager | Marketing

“… to create value for our customers, associates, owners and the communities we serve,” it’s part of our mission statement and ingrained in our culture. At CASTO we believe that supporting our community is an essential part of our business, and it’s why we offer volunteer and philanthropic giving initiatives throughout the year.

CASTO Columbus Headquarters 

The CASTO Community Impact Committee adopted four families for Christmas this year with the goal to provide dinner and gifts for each of the families that may not have a Christmas otherwise. CASTO placed an Angel Tree in the Cafe with angel ornaments with gifts listed on them for each associate to shop for those in need.

CASTO Communities 

Beginning November 1st, CASTO Communities accepted food donations for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank in Columbus, Ohio. Donations were dropped off in the leasing office and the CASTO Community that had the most donations will receive a pizza party.

Shops at Sea Island

Whippersnappers Toys at Shops at Sea Island has become the designated Toys for Tots Toy drive location through the month of December. Whippersnappers Toy Store is offering 10% off purchases that go towards filling the box of toys.

Lakeside Village

Volunteers from local charities volunteer their time to wrap gifts at Lakeside Village throughout the holiday season. The proceeds that are donated will be given to the charity of each of the wrappers.

Pier Park North

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Pier Park North gave away 10 Thanksgiving meals to victims and first responders. For the Christmas season, another gesture like this will be offered.

Park West Village

At the Winter Wonderland celebration, sleigh rides were offered and each $1 donation per ride was donated to the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation. Park West Village raised over $950 at their event.

CASTO gives back to our communities to which we live and work all throughout the year. Some of the nonprofit organizations that CASTO has partnered with include:

Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Ohio

Canine Companions


Capital Area Humane Society

Columbus Children’s Theatre

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus Park & Recreation Department

Cristo Rey Columbus High School

Executive Women International

Flamboyan Foundation

Flying Horse Farms

Franklin County Special Olympics

Habitat for Humanity


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Mid-Ohio Foodbank

MS Society

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry


Puppies Behind Bars

Ronald McDonald House


Susan G. Komen Foundation

The Columbus Foundation

United Way of Central Ohio

Wexner Center for the Arts

Welcome Warehouse


As the holidays are in full swing, take time to reach out to your local charities to see how you can be of assistance.


Happy Holidays from all of us at CASTO!