As part of the 2018 FirstService California Annual Meeting, associates gathered in Irvine, California to celebrate the growth and accomplishments achieved in 2017 by the region’s approximate 1,000 Associates. Attendees participated in a fun outreach activity which involved building 50 care packages for families who have been displaced by fires, homelessness or emergency situations.
According to one Associate who was attending their first Annual Meeting, “it was heartwarming to see our people work together with such care and thoughtfulness to create a basket that will offer hope to people going through a difficult time.”
The activity was fitting in that it reflected the theme of the day: Our Future Starts with Us. We work in teams, made up of individuals, who are making a difference in the lives of each other, our company, our clients, and the communities and residents that we serve. Each regional team was responsible for bringing one of ten items that were included in the Welcome Home Baskets (candles, board games, decorative item, broom/dust pan, first aid kit, etc).
The event was a tremendous success!
Waj H. (Analyst, Risk and Compliance) describes his experience as “eye-opening”. “It made me recognize how fortunate I am to have everything I need, and perhaps I shouldn’t complain about the small inconveniences in my life. I could go on and on, but overall I’m thankful I had the opportunity to give back, connect and appreciate how fortunate I really am. Thank you to Ryan B. (Director, Finance) for organizing.”If anybody in the Toronto area ever wants to get involved with this great program, feel free to learn more here.
We had a great race on Saturday! It was muddy but overall a good morning. Thank you for all your support — our team raised the most money because of your support!
Thanks again for your support. Looking forward to our next 5k when the weather is warm and sunny.
Community Options believes in the dignity of every person, and the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Embracing this philosophy, Community Options provides housing, support serviced and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities.
Funds raised from Cupid’s Chase will support Community Options’ residential and employment services provided to individuals with disabilities.www.comop.org
We are glad to announce a new partnership with “Love Your Melon”. An amazing organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children battling cancer.
Love Your Melon donates 50% of the profits from all products to their nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer. These donations include but are not limited to; work in the fields of pediatric oncology, fund cancer research initiatives and providing immediate support for the families who have children battling cancer.
To date, Love Your Melon has donated over 3.8 million dollars. This monetary amount does not include the 120,000 hats they have handed out to those battling pediatric cancers. All of the beanies are made in the USA.
With all the good that surrounds this company, American Pool has recently co-branded with Love Your Melon in an effort to bring more attention to this great cause. In addition to the proceeds that will be donated American Pool has made a commitment to provide one beanie to local children in need for every co-branded hat we sell!
Each hat will have co-branded patch with American Pool / Love You Melon and are priced at $30 – Plus shipping.
You can visit their website www.loveyourmelon.com to find out more about their mission and other products, however, our co-branded hats are only available through American Pool at this time.
If you are interested in helping us and this great cause, have any questions please send an email to LYM@americanpool.com.