FirstService Residential: Safe Place Easter Basket Donation Drive

The FirstService Residential Austin team and residents of Tuscan Village are gathering donations and assembling over 100 Easter baskets for girls and boys ages 1-18 in support of SAFE Place Shelter. The SAFE Alliance is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence.

Donations are being accepted through Monday, April 15th and we will be gathering to assemble Tuesday, April 16th from 9am – 11am at the Austin corporate office. Donation ideas for Girls: Make-up, lip gloss, nail polish, fun jewelry, hair accessories, mirrors Donation ideas for Boys: Sunglasses, grooming kits, soaps, socks, chap sticks, gadget toys Donation ideas for both boys and girls: Chocolate bunnies, water bottles, wrapped candy, note pads, travel games, fun socks, sun block, gift cards, ear buds/earphones.

Please contact Linda Michael or Jo Hall for further questions regarding the event.

Floor Coverings International: Supporting the Garden Club at a Wisconsin Elementary School

LIVunLtd: Providing Daily Necessities for our Community’s Homeless

FirstService Residential: Help Us Collect Socks & Suds for Emergency Shelter Residents through February 18

The FirstService Residential New Jersey High-Rise team will be collecting new socks, soap and other personal care items for St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter in Jersey City, NJ from January 28 through February 18. St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter is a supervised 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, year-round emergency shelter facility for single women and men offering emergency housing and food for those in need. Collection boxes will be placed in the front lobby to place new socks, soap, shampoo, etc. Thank you for your support!

FirstService: Providing needed funds to ensure students receive healthy meals

At FirstService’s Toronto office, the Social Responsibility Committee is always looking for ways the team can positively impact its community. Child poverty is a growing problem, and many children do not receive adequate nutrition as a result.  Through a series of “Breakfast Club” fundraisers, the team raised $1,960 to fund Student Nutrition Programs in the Toronto area.  For every $100 raised, 70 children will receive a hot and healthy breakfast. 100% of the donations collected by the team went directly into these programs.
“Food security is something many of us take for granted. For kids, having access to nutritious meals affects their ability to focus and learn in school,” said Erica Foster, senior manager, accounting and part of FirstService’s Social Responsibility Committee. “Toronto Foundation for Student Success’ mission to help students succeed by providing meals is something that resonated to many of us and we wanted to do our part to help ensure no child in Toronto begins the school day hungry.

Pictured with Shannon Quesnelle, Associate Director, Development & Communications, Toronto Foundation for Student Success (third from left): Michael Smith, Deborah Kelley, Ryan Bedrich, Erica Foster and Scott Patterson


FirstService Residential: Toys for Tots Minnesota

For over 10 years, two associates have organized and facilitated Toys for Tots donations in the office. The Toys for Tots helps provide toys and supplies for Christmas for families in need. The donations will be collected the front lobby at the FirstService Residential Office in Minnesota.

Pillar to Post: Help us in Donating to The Furniture Bank!

This holiday season Pillar To Post Toronto is again supporting families that need our help. Our designated charity, The Furniture Bank supports families transitioning to new homes that are in need of housewares and small furniture. New items are always welcome, but gently used are just as great! The items they are most in need of are: pots, pans, & cookware; small appliances (toaster, coffee maker, kettle, microwave, television); cooking utensils, dishes and glassware; rugs and lamps; end tables; coffee tables; artwork; linens. Please bring any of these items to our office by Dec. 21, 2018 and we thank you for #firstservingothers.

FirstService Residential: Winter Coat Drive

We collect gently used or new winter coats that are donated to the New York Cares Coat Drive program. Message to Sister Companies: Donations are being collected and you are welcome to participate

FirstService Residential: PAL Holiday Party

FirstService Residential is collecting donations for the current needs of the PAL kids! We will collect stocking caps and gloves for the kids. We will also sell PAL sweatshirts to our colleagues and friends. For each sweatshirt purchased, a sweatshirt will also be donated to a PAL kid. Our team will also be attending the event and helping to play games with the kids, do Christmas crafts and help hand out gifts to the kids. This event allows our team to interact with kids who are from struggling environments and give them a little happiness during the holidays.

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 over 1,400 physicians representing 70 pediatrics specialties.

Pictured in the photo (from left to right): FirstService Residential associates Robert Meyer, Tycee Hightower, Jennifer Garza, Jennie Cimino (Lurie Children’s Hospital), and Asa Sherwood, president, FirstService Residential Illinois.