FirstService Residential: Supporting Deserving Families Through Annual LifeNet4Families Food Drive Donation

We donate to LifeNet4Families every year around Thanksgiving to help those who need it the most. We collect non-perishables or any dollar amount. We will be collecting non-perishables or money donations from  November 1st until the 15th. Please contact Diana Sanchez if you have any questions.

FirstService Residential: Habitat for Humanity Volunteer – Service Day

Your group at FirstService Residential will be building a “Habitat Home” at one of our new home build locations in Livingston, NJ. The location for your build is 11 Grand Terrace in Livingston, NJ.

Street parking is restricted to the north side of the street, but parking is typically ample. Tasks will vary depending on the progress of the project scope. Your tasks may include installation of flooring, insulation, sheet rock, windows, trim and other construction-related duties.

The build day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run until about 3:30 p.m. with a break for lunch at around 12 p.m. We encourage all participants to take as many breaks as needed throughout the day. Water and lunch will be provided.

We are grateful to you and your organization for helping us to sustain our service to the community, and hope that you have a rewarding experience.You can follow our journey by giving us a like on Facebook or Instagram at @HabitatGreaterNewark or by following us on Twitter at @HabitatNewark.

Please contact Matt DesLonde with any questions you may have at (973) 624-3330 ext. 101 or via email at mdeslonde@habitatnewark.org. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to having you onsite!

Paul Davis: Supporting Local Food Pantries through a Creative CAN Challenge Food Drive

Donation drives are a popular and effective way to collect much-needed food for area food banks, but if you really want to engage your team members and make your food drive something everyone will be talking about, give them an added challenge to see what can be built with the donated items. That’s exactly what the creative Social Purpose Champions at Paul Davis did, and the results were incredible!

Building for Prizes & Bragging Rights

As you’ll see from the pictures in this post, team members took the challenge seriously and unleashed their creativity building fabulous structures out of donated canned goods. Photos of the structures were shared with the Paul Davis network and prizes were awarded for the locations with the Most Votes and the Most Cans.

All food collected was donated to local and human food pantries, many of which are in great need during summer months. Lots of companies organize food drives during the holiday season, which is  helpful, but by the time summer rolls around, many food banks are faced with empty shelves.

Hunger Bites won the award for Most Votes

More than 1,180 cans were used to build the Animal House structure

A Fun Challenge with a Big Impact

In addition to highly coveted bragging rights, the LLCO Animal House structure won in the Most Cans category with 1,188 cans, and Hunger Bites won Most Votes. Some offices took the challenge even further by incorporating other fun team building events including company BBQs and bowling outings. Collectively the challenge netted more than 3,100 cans of food!

“Words cannot express my gratitude, respect, and appreciation to everyone involved in this event,” said Quality Assurance Analyst Waleska Gonzalez. “Helping others when they need it the most is a cause I keep close to my heart and I am always looking for an opportunity to create awareness. I was happy to see the passion and commitment from my PD family.”

The PDR Jacksonville team created a unique cat structure using their cans

The team behind the Strike Out Hunger display continued their theme with an employee bowling party

Paul Davis Talent and Change Leader and JASMYN Volunteer Kali Freeland added, “At PDRI in Jacksonville, we donated the cans from our structure to a local LGBT Youth Crisis Center, JASMYN. JASMYN normally receives donations during the winter months, so they were especially grateful for Summer donations. I’m personally very proud to support this organization and I’m grateful that Paul Davis is embracing Social Purpose as well as Inclusion and Diversity!”  

Add Some Creativity to Your Next Food Drive

So if you are looking to give your next food drive an added element of team building and fun, consider issuing a “CAN challenge” to your team members.

FirstService Residential: Running in Support of the Salvation Army

Paul Davis: Joining Together to Support Local Food Pantries through a CANstruction Charity Drive

A friendly contest to build a Can Structure to benefit local food pantries. Once complete, the local offices will submit photos and compete for likes on Facebook page. The photo with the most “likes” and the structure with most cans used each win an office party reimbursed up to $500! This is a great Paul Davis can ban together and support our local communities!

FirstService Residential: Help End Child Poverty by Supporting Red Nose Day

On Thursday, May 24, FirstService Residential will join millions around the world for Red Nose Day.

Launched on Christmas Day in 1985, Comic Relief, the charity behind Red Nose Day, used the power of comedy to start a movement. Since then, millions of red-nose wearing supporters have raised more than $1 billion dollars to end child poverty, one nose at a time.

We are proud to be among that group this year. Which is where you (and your nose) come in!

FirstService Residential will be selling red noses in our New Jersey office from now until May 24 to raise funds for this important cause. Associates are invited to purchase a nose for $1. If you can give more, even better! All proceeds will be donated to the Red Nose Day Fund, which provides meals, safe places to live, essential medical services and life-saving vaccines and treatments for children in need.

FirstService Residential: Help Spread Holiday Cheer with Las Vegas and Reno Project Angel Tree

This great American tradition has been providing children in need with Christmas smiles for many years.  Spread the real spirit of the holidays throughout your organization!

We will make sure you’re all set up with Angel Tags that include a child’s gender, age range and toy suggestion to place in your lobby or office Christmas tree. Employees and customers take a tag, buy a gift and return to collection box that we provide.

  Date to be provided

College Pro: Partnering with Lend A Hand Bahamas to Teach Job Skills to Nassau Residents

During the first week of April, College Pro is embarking on our April Conference onboard the Enchanment of the Seas with Royal Caribbean! Our first stop is in Nassau Bahamas, where we have found an amazing opportunity to partner with Lend a Hand Bahamas and share what we know with those who are eager to learn! The mission of Lend A Hand Bahamas is to bring more activities and opportunities to socio-economically disadvantaged areas of the Bahamas through hands-on 4H based programming and enhanced collaboration with local, national, and global nonprofits, corporations, foundations and individuals. We’ll be sitting down with a group of adults and young adults to teach them a few basic skill sets they can use to start their own businesses! This organization helps those of all ages in the community and provides so much support. Please visiting the website to  learn how you can support their important mission.  

FirstService Residential: Lending a Hand to Feed My Starving Children

FirstService Residential: Arizona Annual Meeting Service Project to Support Helping Hands Mission

Helping Hands Mission: To support foster and indigent families at times of crisis or need by providing to them basic essentials such as bedding, clothes, personal effects, holiday and special occasion toys, school supplies and emergency assistance. Service Project FirstService Residential employees to assemble bookmarkers, 1 for each book donated, at the annual meeting will be on March 8, 2019. All associates are welcome to come and donate some of your time to make these bookmarks.