FirstService: Mark Your Calendars for the 2020 Mandarin MS Walk in Toronto

FirstService is a proud sponsor of the Mandarin MS Walk. Our sponsorship will support research of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada to find a cure for MS and provide services to those living with MS in Toronto.

As the event draws closer, we will provide details on how you can join our team and walk with us.

CertaPro: Join Us to Raise Funds for Kids Comfort for Cancer

Please join us for a fun, family night of great food, spirits, raffles, games, silent auctions, and DJ. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the patients of Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Tickets are $45 for adults or $80 per couple and $20 for children.

100% of the proceeds of sponsorship contributions and other donations will go directly to the brave patients at Fox Chase Cancer Center in loving memory of Traci DiStefano. For more information, please visit tracistribe.org.

 

California Closets: Phoenix Team to Walk in Honor of One of their Own

On December 7, members of California Closets Phoenix will be participating in the Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk to honor one of their own, designer David Slivinski.

David was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year. It came as a shock to the entire team, David included, and they wanted to do something as a team that would support him, as well as others dealing with a similar diagnosis.

The National Brain Tumor Society presents the 2019 Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk as an opportunity for individuals and teams to support, honor, and remember loved ones, as well as connect with other supporters to raise awareness for the disease that affects more than 700,000 Americans annually.

To date, 12 California Closets Phoenix team members have registered for this 5K, with a minimum team fundraising goal of $1,000.

The event will be held behind Memorial Hall at the National Brain Tumor Society, 300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

If anyone in the Phoenix area is interested in joining the California Closets Phoenix team in this wonderful event, or if you would like to donate to this worthy cause, please click here

Thank you to the entire California Closets Phoenix team for supporting their team member in this way.  We encourage all who can to join and support this worthy cause.

FirstService: Join Our Food Drive to Benefit Daily Bread Food Bank

The Toronto office is continuing our commitment to support the important work of the Daily Bread Food Bank. We share the belief of the Daily Bread Food Bank that access to food is a basic human right, not a privilege. No one should go hungry or face barriers to accessing food, yet 1 in 7 people in the Toronto region struggle with food insecurity. Your gift will give fresh food and hope to children and their families, adults and seniors in need this holiday season.

Beginning now through December 20, we will be collecting food items in our Baby Street office.  If  you are interested in donating food items please see Deanna Ouzounis on the third floor.

For those who are unable to drop off food items and wish to support this cause, monetary donations may be provided by visiting the FirstService page via this link: http://support.dailybread.ca/goto/firstserveothers

Below is a list of the most needed food items:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned Soup
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned stew, chili, etc.
  • Beans (lentils, chick peas, kidney beans, etc.)
  • Canned Fish (tuna in water)
  • 100% fruit juices
  • Canned vegetables
  • Baby food
  • Baby formula

In addition to our food drive, we are hosting a silent auction for office staff with all proceeds going to the Daily Bread Food Bank. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to these wonderful organizations and individuals who have generously donated items for the auction.

  1. Colliers Toronto Executive Head Office  

  2. Blu Ristorante  

  3. Nutcracker Sweet  

  4. Harvest Planet 

  5. Canon Canada  

  6. Staples  

  7. Intercontinental Hotel Toronto Yorkville 

  8. Educo Salon  
  9. Kimpton Saint George Hotel

  10. Roger Thompson  

CertaPro: Join Us for the Charleston Basket Brigade

Want to help low income families enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Then join us for the Charleston Basket Brigade!

This is a partnership with the local school district for low income school age children. Volunteers assemble a Thanksgiving boxed meal for families that would not otherwise have a meal on Thanksgiving day.

We’ll be in Exhibit Hall C at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Super Restoration: Volunteers Needed for the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event

Join us as we roll up our sleeves to pack 108,000 meals for hungry children world-wide.

We invite participation from anyone in the area who would like to volunteer or donate.

To make a donation or to register to volunteer, please visit: https://give.fmsc.org/campaign/1911-289no-doral-fl-super-restoration/c244184

Planned Companies: Thanksgiving Diversity Lunch/Charity Food Drive

On Friday November 22nd, 2019, we will be holding our annual EEC sponsored Thanksgiving/Diversity Lunch at their Parsippany Headquarters. Associates from our offices are able to bring non-perishable food items that will be collected and donated to the Food Bank at the Parsippany Community Center.

Food Pantry demand is especially high during the Holiday Season. Below is a list of the items food banks need the most. Please opt for pull tab cans or plastic containers whenever possible. Many food pantry shoppers do not have a can opener, and glass containers can break when the food is transported.

Food Pantry Shopping List

Applesauce – Unsweetened

Canned Beans – Low sodium options preferred

Canned Chicken

Canned Fish – Tuna or Salmon

Canned Meat – Spam or ham

Canned Vegetables – Low sodium options preferred

Cooking Oils – Canola & Olive

Peanut Butter

Crackers

Dried Herbs & Spices – Oregano, basil, cumin, pepper, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon

Fruit – Canned in its own juice or Dried

Granola Bars

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Pasta

Pasta Sauce

Meals in a Box – Pasta, rice & soup kits

Nuts

Rice – Brown rice preferred

Evaporated & Powdered Milk

Soup, Stew & Chili

Whole Grain Cereals

 

With your help, we will be able to provide food staples for many of our neighbors in need this Holiday Season.

FirstService Residential: Accepting Donations for Toys for Tots

The Eatontown, NJ office will be participating in the Marine’s Toys for Tots initiative this year. We’ll be collecting new, unwrapped toys, books, etc. that will be distributed to children in need up to age 16.

FirstService Residential: Donate to our Toys for Tots Drive and Bring Holiday Cheer to Local Children

This holiday season the Eatontown, NJ office will be participating in the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The team will be collecting new, unwrapped toys, books, games and other gifts to be distributed to less fortunate children in the area.

CertaPro of Central & Lower Bucks County: Donate a New or Gently Used Coat and Receive $100 Off Any Painting Project

CertaPro Painters of Central and Lower Bucks County is supporting a local winter coat drive to help three area charities:  Impact Services Corporation, Families in Transition, and Wonderland Thrift Shop.

Their office is a drop off location and they are accepting new or gently used coats, plus $100 off any painting project with a coat donation!

For more information, please visit: https://central-lower-bucks.certapro.com/community/winter-coat-drive/