CertaPro: Join Our Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

CertaPro Painters® of The North Shore is proud to host a drive to provide toys, activities and comfort items for hospitalized children of all ages, from infants to teens.

Donating is easy! Simply click on the link below and you’ll be connected to Advocate Children’s Hospital’s wish list. Select your items and they will be shipped directly to the hospital in Park Ridge, IL. 

Advocate Children’s Hospital Wish List

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Planned Companies: Planned Hosts Santa Town Hall Event Giving Back to Children

On December 15th, 2020, Planned will host, via Zoom, a Santa Town Hall event.

All children who submit letters to Santa will receive a virtual gift card.

Each family that registers for the event will also receive a virtual gift card.

During the holiday season, Planned is committed to giving back to families and the community.

Register Now!  

FirstService: Toronto Boys & Girls Club Holiday Hamper Campaign

FirstService is pleased to present an opportunity to help kids in need this holiday season. Due to COVID, the Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs isn’t accepting gift donations for its Holiday Hamper program at this time, but is requesting monetary donations instead. We’ve set a collective goal to raise $1,000, which will brighten the holidays for four deserving kids.

There are two ways we will raise money: Individual fundraising efforts and a Team Jeopardy Trivia Challenge.

  • Individual Fundraising Efforts

If you are interested in making a monetary donation, please visit https://www.believeinkids.ca/get-involved/2020-holiday-hamper and add “FSV” to the message section. Donors and amounts are anonymous, but by including FSV, Kiwanis will be able to provide us with an accounting of what we donated so we will know if our goal has been met. Please feel free to share this link on your social networks and with family and friends who might be looking for a great cause to support.

We are also planning a fun teambuilding activity to help raise money.

  • Team Jeopardy Trivia Challenge

On Friday, November 27 at 12:30 pm, FirstService department teams will compete in an online Jeopardy-style competition via Zoom to correctly answer trivia questions. Each team will have one minute to answer their question. FSV will provide a monetary match for correctly answered questions!

Paul Davis: Supporting Autism Awareness is a Family Affair

For Kali Freeland, supporting Autism awareness is personal. Kali’s cousin, Mandy Conner, founded Northeast Florida Advocates for Autism and Related Disabilities. Mandy started her organization to raise awareness and funds for families in NE Florida with Autism and Related Disabilities. Mandy’s daughter Katelyn loves riding in golf carts, which inspired Mandy’s idea to organize a Golf Cart Poker Run for Autism. 

Saturday, September 26th was the 7th Annual Katelyn’s Golf Cart Poker Run for Autism.  Participating golf carts visit 5 stops around the Pirates Woods area of Fernandina. Police blocked the streets for 173 participating golf carts this year! At each stop, participants would draw one poker card and compete for the best hand. All cards / scoresheets were safely collected, and the winner was announced at the end of the day.

The event raised $35,000 this great cause! 

“I am always proud to volunteer at this event with my family,” said Kali. “This year, I was proud to include Paul Davis slap bracelets in the event bags and represent our brand at this wonderful event!”

Century Fire: Help Support Diapers to Diplomas at our 2020 Clay Shoot

Join us for Century Fire Protection’s Annual Charity Clay Shoot benefiting Diapers to Diplomas. 

Century Fire’s Charity Clay Shoot is an opportunity to get outdoors, have a good time, and network with industry peers while supporting a GREAT cause. We are partnering with Graystone Church to fund ministries that support orphans and foster families in Georgia and around the world.

All proceeds from this event are donated to Diapers to Diplomas. Over the last two years, we’ve raised over $250,000 for the cause. Our donors and sponsors make it possible for us to host a premium event that directly impacts the lives of orphans and foster children. If you would like to become a sponsor, supporter, or just find out more about the cause click on the links below. Your support is greatly appreciated.  We look forward to seeing you there!

At Century Fire Protection we strive to have a positive impact not only on our employees and clients, but also within our community. Doing the right thing goes far beyond our daily work.

Safety is our top concern! Social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.  

California Closets: Giving Back to a Local School & Helping the Environment

Back in the spring, West Palm Beach GM Anette Jordan was invited to a fundraiser for a new school in their county of Port Saint Lucie that would be dedicated to children with Autism and related disabilities. Now, the Exceptional Academy for Differently-Abled Learners Inc is a private, non-profit learning center offering a full-time academic educational program for grades 1-6, as well as part-time homeschool enrichment classes for grades K-6.

The school is different than others because of its focus on children’s abilities, instead disabilities. With input from each student’s family, the school’s team of experts tailor a curriculum based on what a child is interested in and the things that he/she is currently successful at. With confidence, grows skills; the teachers work with the children, and their families, to help build their current skills and attain new ones.

This summer, the West Palm Beach team closed one of their older showrooms and opened a brand new one with all new displays. Knowing the school’s needs, Anette rallied her team. They reconfigured several of the displays from their old showroom and installed them at the school – a wonderful and equally “green” effort that also spared the team from discarding all the displays in landfills!

Paul Davis: Child Cancer Telethon

Once again, Paul Davis is partnering with WOKV for the Care-A-Thon held at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in Jacksonville. All proceeds go to benefit the Child Cancer Fund.

This year, due to the pandemic, the Child Cancer Fund Careathon 2020 will be reformatted. It’s going to be a week-long campaign across Cox Media Group’s 8 radio stations.

A small remote phone bank will be operating to kick off the event, Monday 7/13 only, for half a day. This will be operated primarily by the CCF Board of Directors and staff. Paul Davis will have 3 volunteers accepting phone calls from 7am to noon Eastern.

The BIGGEST Need is virtual help! We hope you will tune in and share posts with your networks throughout the week on email and social media.

In addition to the phone bank Monday morning (5am to noon), there will be an online auction running from July 13th to 18th (ending at noon) at www.careathon20.givesmart.com. A preview of the online auction items will start July 10 at 5:00pm.

The Child Cancer Fund has not been able to hold a fundraising event yet in 2020 —  let’s work together to make this one a huge success.

Paul Davis: Join us at the Firecracker 5K

Join us for a run through the beautiful Amelia Island Plantation. Events include a 5K run/walk, a 5K youth event and a kids fun run. 

FirstService Residential: Red Nose Day May 21st

FirstService Residential: Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K to Benefit Special Olympics NJ

Forget the tolls and traffic…RUN the Lincoln Tunnel! This unique 5K takes runners through the tunnel and back, all to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey.

The Lincoln Tunnel Challenge is one of the most unique races in the country that not only is underwater but also spans two states. Participants will run or walk a 5K (3.1 miles) certified USATF course. The toll booths in Weehawken, NJ mark both the start and finish of the race. There is a cone turnaround once participants reach the NYC side of the tunnel.

All proceeds benefit Special Olympics New Jersey and the 26,000 athletes they serve.