CertaPro Painters of Minnetonka franchisees Cheri and Randy Louwagie are proud to support the noble work of the ICA Food Shelf.
ICA Food Shelf offers hope as they provide assistance to those in need. We understand this and have donated $500 outright and will donate $50 for every exterior project completed by May 31, 2020. Please join us to support those in need!
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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 Bay 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:
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.
Colliers Toronto Executive Head Office
It was all hands on deck on Saturday, November 23, 2019 when more than 528 volunteers came together to pack 112,104 meals to feed 307 starving children throughout the world for an entire year!
In addition to the food packed, the team raised more than $30,000 to help fund the noble work of Feed My Starving Children.
“Dear Super Restoration team – THANK YOU! You are all such champions for putting on this event for your community,” said Bethany Durst, Feed My Starving Children eemployee. “It was wonderful serving with you all. This was one of the most efficient packs I’ve done because of your hard prep work. I hope our paths cross again soon!”
This event is meaningful to so many at Super Restoration who demonstrate a commitment to #FirstServeOthers through many activities throughout the year.
“This was my second year coordinating the Feed My Starving Children Event to be hosted at Super Restoration. I began working on this year’s event in July 2019. This year, I was able to create and organize more efficiently because I had experience under my belt. It was so amazing to see a lot of hard work and effort come together on the event day,” said Jamie O’Camb, executive assistant to Rene Vargas. ‘When I saw all of the volunteers in our warehouse, it made me so proud to be part of a company that sees the value in giving back to our community. It was such a blessing to meet all of the genuine people and families who took time out of their weekend to help people around the world. Once again, this event made such an impact on me and will be something I continue to support and work on for the years to come!”
Congrats to the Super Restoration team on an incredibly successful and meaningful 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
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 Fish – Tuna or Salmon
Canned Meat – Spam or ham
Canned Vegetables – Low sodium options preferred
Cooking Oils – Canola & Olive
Dried Herbs & Spices – Oregano, basil, cumin, pepper, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon
Fruit – Canned in its own juice or Dried
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Meals in a Box – Pasta, rice & soup kits
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.
Being able to give back and treat those in need speaks volumes to who we are as people and as a company. We are thankful to work with so many caring people who are willing to assist those in need.
Our employees generously donated $11,606 and combined with the Interstate’s match of $5,000, we were able to raise $16,606 this year.
Since we started the campaign in 2007, employees along with the company match, have donated $99,863!
Thank you for your dedication to giving this year… and always! Together we are stronger and are making a difference!
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!
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.
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.”
“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.”