Our Social Purpose Stories

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Century Fire: Clay Shoot Raises $117,000 for Diapers to Diplomas

Century Fire partners with Graystone Church and hosts the annual Diapers to Diplomas drive to raise money to support numerous ministries that assist with orphans within our community and abroad. During its recent Clay Shoot, the company raised $117K for Diapers to Diplomas.

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FirstService Relief Fund: Easing financial strain following cancer surgery

The FirstService Relief Fund provided much needed financial support to assist a FirstService Residential associate as she recovered from cancer surgery. Read more about Vanessa’s story and how you can help support others facing personal financial challenges.

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FirstService Corporation: Harvesting Produce to #FirstServeOthers

August 23, 2018, was back-to-school day for 20 FirstService Corporation employees who visited the Bendale Business Technical Institute (Bendale BTI) campus. But instead of carrying backpacks and laptops, volunteers donned gardening gloves and garden tools. This back-to-school day was different than most. On this day, the team volunteered to tend to the vegetable gardens at […]

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FirstService Relief Fund: Helping family struggling with difficult medical condition

Meet Carly, the first employee to receive a grant from the FirstService Relief Fund. Her daughter is battling a rare disease, Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2). When she began working at Century Fire in early 2018, she had no idea that support for her family was just around the corner. Carly graciously agreed to share her story […]

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CertaPro Painters: Helping Homeless Pets Find Forever Homes

Looking for ideas on how to find your personal Social Purpose? Follow CertaPro Painters of Huntington Beach franchisee Pat Wade’s lead and identify a cause for which you have a passion, and then see where it takes you. Following the loss of his beloved dog this summer, Pat, a lifelong dog lover, was inspired to […]

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American Pool Enterprises: Beautifying Maryland Roadways through Adopt-A-Highway Program

On a steamy summer afternoon, a team of seven volunteers from American Pool’s corporate office took to the streets as part of a shared commitment to #FirstServeOthers. Together, the team collected 13 bags of trash consisting largely of plastic bottles, fast food waste and cigarette butts. The effort was hampered by Mother Nature, thanks to a heat index of more than 100 […]

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FirstService Relief Fund: Providing Critical Funds After Tragic Loss

Mario is a service coordinator with California Closets, and a recent recipient of a FirstService Relief Fund grant. Mario is sharing his story in the hopes that it will encourage others facing challenging times to consider applying for a grant and to inspire fellow FirstService-company colleagues to donate to the Fund. Each year, Mario and […]

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California Closets: Partnering with Dress for Success Phoenix to Help Women Seeking Employment

California Closets recently donated its services to Dress for Success Phoenix, completing a stunning remodel of the organization’s Career Center. The project included a total transformation of the interior of the center including beautiful new tables and furnishings and freshly painted walls. The end result is a highly functional workspace where women can tap into […]

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FirstService Residential: Teambuilding and Community Service Go Hand in Hand

Seeking a teambuilding activity that also contributed to the greater good, the Chicago office at FirstService Residential joined together on August 3rd for its second annual beach clean up. A team of 50 company volunteers donned their gloves and set out to clean up trash and other debris along Oak Street Beach. The effort supported […]

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FirstService Residential Raises $10,246 for Lurie Children’s Hospital

On July 27, 2018, the Illinois office of FirstService Residential held its annual banquet and invited 60 of its top-tier vendors to participate in the event. The banquet drew approximately 100 property members and board members. All proceeds from the event benefited Lurie Children’s Hospital, which provides world-class care for children. Lurie Children’s hospital employs […]

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