Maximizing Space in Your Mobile Home

More people are realizing that simplicity leads to happiness, and small home living is becoming more and more of a trend these days. In fact, mobile homes are a great option for this lifestyle. However, one of the best parts of mobile home living is one that can also pose some challenges: where can you put all your stuff?

You may love the idea of downsizing and the decluttering that goes along with small home living, but solving storage problems can often require some creative thinking to fit everything in.

Don’t stress – our team has put together our top tips for making the most out of your mobile home space.

Love Your Layout

You’ve probably seen how interior designers work with drawings or computer simulations of the layout of a home to determine how best to use the floor space. You may want to do something similar.

By following the same suit, you can decide how you want to not only arrange your furniture to best use your space, but to also help eliminate any that you don’t truly need. Doing so will also help you to see what kind of storage spaces you may want to utilize and how.

Think Outside the Box

Storage doesn’t have to be in traditional forms, such as a dresser or bookshelves. Instead, get creative to find room that is being underutilized. For example, you may want to use risers to lift your bed and create extra storage space underneath.

Another overlooked spot is the wall. Shelving or cabinets can help tremendously, and those that rise to the ceiling can provide storage for items you don’t use often.

Double Agent

Go furniture shopping with a purpose. Look for pieces that have additional storage space, such as a bedframe with built-in drawers, an ottoman with a lid, or tables with drawers or shelves. These are all clever multi-functional ways to store items such as clothes, shoes, games or books.

You may want to visit a store that specializes in offering storage solutions for small living spaces. With small home living becoming more of a trend in 2020, the options are endless when it comes to small space solutions.

Pack In, Pack Out

Some people embrace small living spaces because it encourages them to cut back on things that clutter, leaving room to  instead focus on experiences rather than belongings. The idea of owning less stuff can become part of your lifestyle, especially if you don’t have tons of room for things to begin with.

If you are not used to this, a great way to transition can be as simple as this rule: if you buy something new, get rid of something old. Donating items such as unused clothing or extra towels and linens, not only helps free up space in your home, but may make a difference for someone else in need of those things.

Remodeled Mobile Homes Available 

Of course, you can always get storage ideas from your new neighbors when you move to Parrish Manor. Our mobile homes are a great fit for your small living dream.

Contact us online or reach out to our team by calling (919) 661-1234 to learn more about our mobile home community, located in Garner and convenient to everything Raleigh.

 

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The Skinny on Small Home Living in 2020 and Being Happy

The idea that possessions can bring you happiness is an outdated one. Now, more people are coming to the realization that simplicity, rather than excess, can lead to a more fulfilled and satisfied existence.

The movement toward minimalistic living is more than a fad; it’s an awakening that’s taking the world by storm. Here’s the skinny on small home living in 2020 and how living in a small home can impact your happiness.

The Simple Truth About Living Small

Somehow, home builders, product developers and the consumer culture in general has convinced people that they need “bigger” and “better” in order to be satisfied. Over the past hundred years, home sizes have become increasingly bloated even as statistics show a steady decline in overall happiness.

Thankfully, people are waking up to the big consumer lie of “more equals better” and are starting to realize that downsizing can free up their finances, time and stress levels.

Here are a few of the benefits you’ll see if you move into a smaller space:

  •         Less debt (and less stress)
  •         Less time decluttering and tidying up
  •         Smaller environmental impact
  •         More free time to do the things that really matter
  •         Closer proximity to loved ones
  •         Tighter family bonds

In addition to all of these benefits, living in a small home forces you to purge your life of things that don’t really matter. The less clutter you have, the freer you’ll feel. Surprisingly, when you own too many unnecessary things, they end up owning you. If you have hoarder tendencies, living in a small space can force you to abandon your hoarding lifestyle. You’ll learn how to recognize what things are essential and what things you don’t really need.

Large homes tend to feel ostracizing and overwhelming. For those who own large homes, a huge portion of their lives is dedicated to cleaning, organizing and tidying the enormous space for which they’re responsible. When you live in a cozy, small home or mobile home, you tend to feel emotionally closer to the ones you love because you’re physically closer to them.

Small homes can enhance feelings of safety, love and belonging. They also take very little time to clean, which means you can dedicate more time to hobbies and building relationships that truly matter.

Learn More

Are you interested in learning more about minimalistic living and seeing for yourself how living in a small space can improve your happiness? Contact Parrish Manor by calling (919) 661-1234 to inquire about available rentals in the charming mobile home community, located conveniently to everything Raleigh, in Garner. 

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How to Choose a Great Mobile Home Community

Finding a new home and community is both exciting and nerve-wracking, especially when considering Mobile Home communities. In real estate, there is often no unit more affordable than a Mobile Home.

Unfortunately, not every community is located in a desirable area or has tenants who take pride in their homes. Therefore, when searching for your new home, consider the following six guidelines.

  1. Consider What You Want

Before you even start your search, you need to consider what you want and need out of your new Mobile Home and community. Do you need a walkable neighborhood with a park? Does your new home need to be close to a specific school district?

Once you figure out your needs and wants, consider costs and locations to help narrow down your search even more.

  1. Research the Crime Rate

Next, research the crime rate of your narrowed down list of prospects. Everyone wants to feel safe in their home and community, but not every community goes the extra mile to ensure the security of their tenants.

Look for neighborhoods with adequate lighting and other protections to ensure the safety of you and your family.

  1. Know the Schools

If you have school-age children, then you should research the schools in the areas surrounding your future home. You will want to find a house close to a good school district. Also, if you or your older child attend college courses, it may be beneficial to locate a community and home close to the school.

  1. Review the Neighborhood

Next, review the neighborhood. Take a drive through the community, paying close attention to the roadways, sidewalks and community property. Are the roads and sidewalks well-maintained? Are community buildings and amenities in good shape? If there are gates, are they pristine or rusted and missing pieces?

A community that takes pride in its appearance shows they care and most likely will in other areas as well. 

  1. Consider Pride of Ownership

If the communal areas pass muster, then look at the Mobile Homes in the area. Are yards and homes well cared for? Does it seem that there is a pride of ownership? Remember, these people may be your neighbors.

You want to live next door to people who care for their property.

  1. Understand the Amenities

Last, when considering a community and rental costs, think about the amenities you will have access to as an owner. Sometimes, amenities may make a higher rent or less square footage worth it. For example, would you rather live in a 1,200 square foot mobile home with no amenities or a 900 to 1,000 square foot mobile home with access to a gym, community garden or rental areas for gatherings?

Picking a Mobile Home community is like choosing any other neighborhood. You need to weigh your wants and needs against available options.

Take A Tour of Parrish Manor Community in Garner

If a wide range of amenities, sense of community and beautiful newly remodeled Mobile Homes sounds good to you, Contact Parrish Manor  online or call (919) 661-1234 to discuss available opportunities, or to schedule a tour today! 

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Your Guide to Winter Activities in Garner

Even with Raleigh right down the road, you don’t have to travel far to find fun things to do when it comes to Garner, North Carolina. This beautiful Raleigh suburb is just a short drive away from all the culture, history, entertainment and other venues the state capital has to offer.

We have put together a list of fun activities to do this Winter in Garner – keeping you nice and close to home, and offering a little something for everyone. 

Explore The Beautiful Outdoors

Sure, it’s Winter time, but with most daytime temperatures hovering in the 50’s, you can still enjoy some of the beautiful parks in and around Garner. You may not want to go fishing or boating this time of year, but you can still enjoy hiking, trail running and biking when the days are sunny and brisk. Add these parks to your list for beautiful backdrops to your stride or ride:

  • White Deer Park – walk the two miles of paved trails and stop in the Nature Center to see the animal exhibits
  • Lake Benson Park – pack a picnic and head your family to this park right by the lake to explore the trails and pay your respects at the Garner Veterans Memorial
  • Garner Recreational Park – bring your four-legged family member along and stop by the dog park on your way to the trails and playgrounds

Supporting the Arts

Did you know that Garner has a historic district downtown? Go for a leisurely stroll and take in the architecture – we recommend treating yourself to a coffee at Full Bloom Coffee Roasters.You can also plan to meet your friends and neighbors at one of the Food Truck Rodeos they host on Friday nights throughout the year.

Another fabulous option is to attend a concert or show at Garner Performing Arts Center, which offers its Broadway Voices Series as well as children’s theater shows.

On the Move

If it’s too cold outside, head inside for some fun activities you can enjoy with friends and family. Rush Hour Karting features indoor go-kart racing for the competitive types and axe throwing when you need to get out a little aggression.

You can also strap on your blades and show off your skating skills at Polar Garner Ice House. They offer skating lessons and a hockey league in addition to open skating times.

Make It Your Home

These Winter activities are just another reason why Garner is a great place to call home. If you want to look at affordable housing in a family-focused community, visit our mobile home community at Parrish Manor. We offer our residents year-round special events, including Reading in the Park, Halloween Party and Christmas Party with Santa – to name a few. 

Contact us to see what housing options we offer, or call our team directly at (919) 661-1234 to schedule a tour today!  

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Celebrate Holidays & Events at Parrish Manor: A Family-Focused Community

When it comes to mobile home living, there are two main types of arrangements to consider. Some people live in mobile home parks, while others live in mobile home communities. Parks offer a spot to live, while communities provide families with a place to truly call home. These communities offer amenities and an experience where most people know their neighbors.

Manufactured homes make up about 6.4% of the housing market in America. Yet, for the people who have never visited or lived in a mobile home community, there are a lot of misconceptions. This is what it’s like to live in Parrish Manor.

Family-Oriented Events

Most of the people living in our community are families, so we created events centered around kids. From New Year to Christmas, we always have something planned for our residents. On Christmas, Santa comes into town with gifts for the children. On Halloween, the kids enjoy the candy haven we provide for trick or treating.

Enlightening Experiences

Candy and parties are fun, but we believe in investing in children’s growth as well. At our Reading in the Park event, local teachers come to the community to read to the children. This helps to provide screen-free entertainment where children can learn, socialize and be outdoors. We also partner with the Nessie Foundation to help set children up for success. Here are some of the activities Parrish Manor kids get to enjoy:

  •         Summer Camp
  •         Community Gardens
  •         Soccer Games
  •         Cooking Classes

Fun for the Adults

While we focus a lot of our efforts on keeping the kids happy, we didn’t forget the adults. Amenities include a clubhouse where neighbors often meet each other for food and drinks. We also have a covered picnic area where you can grill on the weekends or for July 4th. If you love fishing, grab your rod and head down to the pond to catch dinner. We also provide storage for the adventurous owners of RVs.

Family-Owned Community

There are a lot of mobile parks and communities owned by corporations across America. They have one clear goal: to make as much money while investing as little as possible. Parrish Manor is family owned and operated. This keeps us connected with what and who matters most. We’re dedicated to providing you with an outstanding community experience because we want the same for our kids.

Does this sound like a community you would like to call home? Don’t take our word for it. Come see us in person! Call our team at (919) 661-1234 or visit our website to schedule a visit today

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Everything You Need to Know About Renting in Raleigh

Finding the perfect home can be a considerable challenge. Now more than ever, it is important to know exactly what lies in store for you before making your next big decision about your future home. This quick guide will lay out a few fundamental pieces of information to help fast-track your moving needs.

Rising Rental Prices

Monthly rent prices have been steadily rising by about 5% every year at least since 2011. What once would have cost you only $758 (or $864, adjusted for inflation) per month for a nice two-bedroom apartment in 2011 will now run about $1,340 per month, instead.

To make matters worse, the minimum wage in Raleigh is only $7.25, meaning that even a full-time job would earn you a gross income of only $1,160, or $180 short on rent every month.

Consider a Roommate

By moving in with a friend, partner or family member, you can cut these rental prices effectively in half. Of course, there are a few things to look for in a good roommate that you’ll have to take care of on your own, but the benefits are much more easily spotted.

For example, by moving in with somebody else, you double the number of people paying rent on that property, enabling you to either double the cost of the rent by getting a better home or cut the cost of the rent in half by splitting it in your current home.

Either way, this is a tried and true method that tens of millions of people across the country, between college students and senior professionals, have been doing for decades.

Alternative Housing Options

If living with another person isn’t your style or you just can’t stand the risk of another messy roommate without landing yourself a few rent-free years over at Central Prison, then you’re going to want to look into other housing options, such as mobile home rentals or multi-family homes.

Mobile home rentals can enable an easy and enjoyable home rental solution without having to spend loads of money on a shoebox-sized apartment just to hear your neighbors stomping on the ceiling while you’re trying to sleep. Instead, in a mobile home, you’ll only have somebody stomping on your ceiling in an absolute emergency situation.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, it all comes down to whether or not you’re able to reliably and consistently afford your rent. Too many people today fall in love with an apartment or a home that costs more than half of their monthly income. Then one small thing disrupts their finances and it’s all over.

By understanding the current trends in the rising rental prices of the Raleigh area, considering moving in with a roommate, and looking at alternative housing options (such as a mobile home rental), then you’ll be much better equipped to take on any unforeseen financial challenges.

What are you waiting for? Head to Parrishmanor.com and get started with your mobile home rental today!

 

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10 Questions To Ask When Touring An Apartment For Rent

So, you’re on the hunt for a new apartment! Whether you are a first time renter or an experienced one, it can be a stressful process.  Follow our tips below for some helpful pointers on how to successfully navigate the apartment hunting process.

Asking the right questions prior to signing a lease is important, and asking them while taking a tour will help prevent you from settling for anything that could drastically impact your lifestyle and needs – all while being locked into a long-term lease and stuck with it.

As you start your rigorous search for a new spot to call “home”, know that we’re here to help – we’ve compiled a list of 10 very important questions you should ask when taking an apartment tour.

#1. What Is the Lease Term?

There should be no assumptions when it comes to signing a lease. You need to get clear cut details on the lease terms -those at the top of your list should include payment details (acceptable forms of payment and due dates), lease period, grace period and any additional payments needed. These may include security deposit, utilities, parking and pet fees.

Another great question to ask is what all is included in the regular rent payment? This may highlight any perks and set one apartment apart from another you are considering.

#2. Can I Repaint the Walls?

Frankly, some landlords frown at this, while others have no problem. Although this may not seem like a big deal, some landlords won’t allow renters to hang even a picture/painting on the wall – something that may definitely be important for you, especially if you intend on making the place you live your own.

#3. What Is the Guest Policy?

It is only natural to have guests over – whether for the day, overnight or longer. We know it’s your apartment and you paid for it, but if the guest policy forbids you from keeping an extra person under your roof, then you’re already breaching agreements if you invite them over to stay with you.

#4. How Often Does Rent Go Up, By What Percentage?

There are many factors that can cause a rent hike, but you should brace up for it in order not to be taken by surprise. We’ve seen a couple of leases that are notorious for doing such regularly.

#5. What Is the Pet Policy?

You don’t need to have a pet to ask this question. Your visiting friend or relative may have one. That’s why you should ask if pets are allowed or not. It is always good to know ahead of time to avoid any fees or prevent any policies you may be breaking.

#6. Who Takes Care of Repairs and How Soon?

Even if the fact that the building is in perfect shape (or looks it), doesn’t mean it won’t develop plumbing issues tomorrow. Will I pay for it or does my rent cover it?

If your new home will cover all or most repairs, there are still questions to ask. There is nothing worse than in the middle of a heat wave and the air conditioning goes out. How soon will it get fixed? 

#7. Where Can I Park My Car? 

It is important to have an apartment with sufficient space for you or your visitors to park their vehicles without getting a ticket. If you reside in a large city, does the lease include off street parking? Most cities have strict street parking laws – especially during certain seasons.

Parking rules can be a big nuisance if you have and use your car consistently. Do you really want to have to worry about walking several blocks to your car every morning before work, or have to worry about losing your “awesome, close” parking space if you just need to run to the store quick for something?

#8. How Secure Is the Neighborhood? The Building? 

Not to get you scared, but you should find out how often police are deployed to the area. Are vehicle thefts common? You also will want to ask about security measures in the building. Is there a key needed to enter? Are locks changed between tenants? All of this is very important for your safety. Not only this, but it shows the landlord’s concern for your personal well-being as well. If there are no security best practices in place, this should raise red flags.

#9. Does the Apartment Require Renter’s Insurance?

Some leases require you to have renters insurance before your application is accepted. You will want to make sure you can afford this additional fee in your monthly budget and have decent coverage.

#10. Why Did The Previous Tenants Leave? 

If the previous tenants didn’t stay long, there may be a negative reason why. Are the walls thin and the neighbors loud next door, affecting quiet nights at home? This may require a little more investigating than asking the landlord – look at reviews online, talk to current tenants, schedule more than one tour or visit the building on different days and at different times. A week day may be very different than a weekend night and something that would affect the lifestyle you like to live.

Alleviate Apartment Rental Stresses! 

One way to avoid the stresses of apartment hunting and being concerned about neighborhoods is renting in a mobile home community. From having no neighbor-shared walls, to having your own yard, a sense of security and feeling ownership of your space. There is no reason to not feel great about signing a lease and we’re here to help make the rental process go seamless!

Take a tour of one of our mobile homes and park today! We offer different options in styles, amenities and sizes when it comes to our rental homes – based on what is available, choose based on your needs and lifestyle. And we care about answering ALL of your questions with no hidden agenda. Our team appreciates a great partnership and you’ll find at Parrish Manor, we are about community and being neighborly.

Set up an appointment to tour today – call us at (919) 661-1234 or contact us online.

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Questions to Ask Before Signing A Mobile Home Lease

The benefits of mobile home living are tough to ignore. Low maintenance, zero property tax and access to amenities may have you reaching for a pen. But don’t sign the lease just yet – if you’re not careful, the excitement of envisioning furniture placement and decoration styles may keep you from noticing those boring, but ever-so-crucial details – turning your dream home into a nightmare. Asking the right questions puts you in a position of power as you sign the lease and ensures you get off on the right foot with your landlord. But for first-time renters, it’s hard to know what to ask. Here are a few to get you started:

Are There Any Extra Fees?

If you’re a first-time renter, you may not realize things like water, sewer, trash, gas, electric and other things making your home livable (and affordable) are not always included in the cost of rent. Each agency or landlord is different; some may cover all of these extra costs, though it’s rare. Most cover just a few, while others don’t cover any. On top of that, some mobile home communities have a seperate fee for the lot on top of the rent, application fees, administrative fees and more. Making sure you get all the details up front will keep you from a nasty surprise when the bills come rolling in.

What Does the Application Process Look Like?

Whether you’re looking at a mobile home, an apartment or another option, almost any landlord or agency will require you to show proof you make 3-4 times the monthly cost of rent. And, if you’re sharing with a roommate, that may go for them too. While some communities may be okay with a combined income of 3-4 times the rent, many require all adult occupants on the lease to make that much on their own, just in case one of you splits without warning. They may also check your credit, so you’ll want to check to see if this is a hard inquiry – which can impact your credit – or a soft inquiry, which doesn’t.

What Happens if I Need to Break the Lease?

When you sign a lease, you’re making a legally binding agreement to live there for a specific period of time. If life happens – for example, you’re offered your dream job on the other side of the country – there may be hefty fees for terminating the lease earlier than expected. While you may not be able to change their mind, it’s good to know up front what their expectations are.

How Long is the Lease?

While year-long leases are typically the most common, some agencies and landlords may offer longer or shorter lease terms. And a different lease length may mean a difference in monthly rent.

How Do I Request Repairs?

There’s nothing worse than finding out about a broken pipe in the middle of a shower, or discovering your AC went out on the hottest day of the year. There are a number of things that can go wrong in a mobile home, and you’ll want to know up front how to report a problem, who to report it to, who handles the fix and in what timeframe you can expect most problems to be fixed.

Don’t let this list be overwhelming. While these are important questions to ask, most people don’t encounter big problems, or no one would be renting at all! Parrish Manor can make the process easy. As a top-rated, family-friendly mobile home community, we make everything from rent to maintenance requests simple and quick with an online portal.

Leasing your dream home doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Call our Parrish Manor leasing specialists today at (919) 661-1234 to schedule a viewing and let our leasing specialists answer all these questions, and more.

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10 Weird Mobile Home Community Rules

You know the common saying, rules are made to be broken, right? A statement most likely used back in the high school days – rules parents set for kids or rules teachers set for students… But as an adult, rules are rules and can have some pretty major consequences. Like most every living space for rent, mobile home communities have rules – yet we found some pretty strange ones and we’re about to let you in on them…

No Feeding Squirrels

It seems silly this needs to be in a list of home rental rules, right? Well, someone somewhere may have fed these little guys until it became a problem. We found this rule prohibiting feeders on tenants’ properties, as to not attract these furry rodents. Sorry squirrels, no handouts here.

Children Under 14 Not Allowed on Playground

If this rule sounds counterintuitive, it is. Communities restricting playground age are likely removing any responsibility from themselves should a child get hurt on the equipment. There is definitely a logical disconnect in investing in a playground refusing entry for children. Hey kid, you can have your cake, but you can’t eat it too

Permission Required for a Waterbed

Alright. We understand the logic behind why a landlord may make this rule; the water damage done to a mobile home could be pretty intense, not to mention expensive if the bed breaks. However, this rule applies to a park where renters own the mobile home, just not the lot. This rule defies all logic, but it’s true nonetheless. Some parks require residents to obtain permission before bringing a waterbed into their mobile home, but it’s tough wagering a good guess as to why. Maybe the landlord had a bad experience in the 80’s when waterbeds were more popular and this had to become a rule? Some things are best not knowing.

Ask First for Sleepovers

No one wants to feel they’re under surveillance in their own home, but that’s exactly the kind of environment this rule cultivates. It requires residents to clear overnight guests with management ahead of time. Hey landlord, is it cool if my mom comes over?

Plants Require Board Approval

Some communities don’t allow plants of any kind on the property, even if they’re not planted directly in the ground. That’s right, some parks even restrict residents from having planters on patios. What we want to know, is what situation could this have stemmed from in order for it to become a rule…

No Airing Laundry on Sundays

Whether you like to save money at the laundromat by air drying your laundry, or simply love your linens breezy-fresh, it’s not happening on Sundays. If you are someone who completes your errands on the weekends, Saturday will be your laundry day in some mobile home communities. So, if you’re noticing a funky smell from your neighbor, they may have skipped that one weekend day they were able to do laundry, but the landlord restricted it.

Don’t Shoot the Vermin!

We understand the rule to not use a gun in the community – pretty straight forward, right? A departure from the ‘no feeding’ rule, this one seems to want to protect vermin in particular, within the park. Whether this rule intends to foster a respect for the natural world or is simply in place as a safety measure is unclear. Either way, don’t shoot the vermin!

Unlike Roller Coasters, The Short Ones Pass The Height Requirement

Plenty of living spaces place restrictions on dog size, but it’s generally in terms of weight rather than height, let alone such a subjective form of measurement. There is a rule where dogs who are roughly knee height or shorter are only permitted. Whose knees set the limit? We’re not clear on.

You Want To Rent It, You Fix It

Residents in some parks have moved into lots with existing sheds or light posts that were damaged, only to be notified after move in they would have to complete repairs at their own expense despite these items not belonging to them in the first place.

No Fixing Your Vehicle On Site

One park in particular prohibits tenants from performing maintenance on their own vehicles within the park limits. In fact, residents must take their car off of the property before any work can be done with it, adding to the overall cost of the issue.

For those looking for a rental where you can truly feel at home and free of “out there” rules, call Parrish Manor today at (919) 661-1234, or contact us here to see how we can give you the best possible mobile home community experience without any of the unnecessary restrictions.

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Nessie Foundation — Empowering Youth With Positive Influences

Every young person deserves access to resources setting them up for success. Unfortunately, not all children receive the same kinds of opportunities as their contemporaries.

Nessie Foundation aims to offer families seeking these opportunities with youth programs, providing necessary skills for future success and in a positive environment.

Currently focused on serving residents of Parrish Manor, Nessie Foundation provides children with programs including:

  •   Camp fees
  •   Transportation to Boys & Girls Club summer camp
  •   Community garden
  •   Cooking classes
  •   Soccer games at Parrish Manor recreation field
  •   After-school outdoor club

Nessie Foundation also offers a Bike Shop to teens living in Parrish Manor wherein they learn how to repair their own bikes, as well as the bikes of younger community members. It is opportunities such as this fostering a sense of social responsibility and the importance of giving back to the community, while building confidence and teaching young people a practical life skill. 

Continuous Teaching of Life Skills

All of these great opportunities are intended to equip youth with tools helping them grow both individually and collectively- allowing them to meet challenges and helping them to build on life skills.  Each program is different and works toward these common goals in a unique way.

Clubs, camps and classes first and foremost keep children occupied in a constructive way. These help kids work in team building environments, teaching them networking skills and about the power of working together to accomplish overall goals. Kids can feel the power of being a contributor and see the results of the impact they make. 

While cooking classes teach kids how to not only cook and make healthy lifestyle choices, an outdoor club teaches them how to have an appreciation for the environment and the importance of how staying active is essential to one’s overall health.  The community garden, soccer games and summer camps allow young people to forge bonds and feel at home within a community. They also give youth a sense of pride- hard work is most appreciated when it is earned. 

Stronger Together

Nessie Foundation believes strength is in numbers and in partnership. In fact, Nessie Foundation has formed partnerships with a number of other nonprofits and government agencies, creating a robust list of programs.

Some of the organizations and agencies Nessie Foundation partners with are Raleigh Boys & Girls Club, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Wake County Cooperative Extension and the N.C. Public Health Foundation. These partnerships are consistent with Nessie Foundation’s community driven goals.

As a nonprofit organization, Nessie Foundation is only able to provide these many services to youth in need due to the generous donations of community members. A tax-deductible donation can make more difference in a child’s life than most can ever imagine.

More Than A Mobile Home 

Thanks in part to Nessie Foundation’s concerted efforts, Parrish Manor is a thriving community in the Raleigh area. The open concept mobile homes are designed to fit every lifestyle and ensure all children have a comfortable environment to go home to after spending their afternoons in one of Nessie Foundation’s programs.

Being a resident at Parrish Manor offers so much more than a mobile home. Being a resident means a sense of belongingness to a community in beautiful surroundings. The Nessie Foundation strives to continue this sense of community and teaching the value of it to its youth – giving them a wide variety of opportunities to choose from and helping them to grow into exceptional adults. If this sounds like a great fit for you and your family, call us today at (919) 661-1234 or schedule a visit online.

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