CertaPro: Supporting Texas Food Banks

Beginning on March 1 and ending on March 8, CertaPro Painters is hosting a virtual food drive for two Texas Food Banks. You can make your donations directly to a food bank from the list below. 

Certa would like to track impact of this initiative.  Simply send a screenshot of your donation to Christy Katubi, the event organizer, so she can keep track 😊

Central Texas Food Bank

Houston Food Bank

Every dollar donated can help create 3- 4 meals and no donation is too small!

California Closets: Transforms a multi-use space at transitional home in Phoenix

For  individuals or families facing a domestic crisis, a next step can be terrifying. So often, people feel paralyzed, not knowing where to turn for help. That’s where Mesa, AZ-based A New Leaf’s Autumn House program comes in.

Autumn House Before

The dated multi-purpose room lacked warmth and personality before the California Closets team arrived

Autumn House After

The California Closets team transformed a dreary space into a warm, inviting area for residents to use

California Closets team responsible for Autumn House remodel

L-R: Aaron Pieratt, PHX Sales Manager; Amy Wenger, Local ASID Chapter President; and Janet Hutchinson, PHX GM. Note: This project was completed prior to COVID

Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the country – and world – California Closets of Phoenix assisted in transforming a multi-use space at Autumn House so that it could better serve its transitional residents.

Phoenix GM Janet Hutchinson and team were converted a social room into a warm, welcoming, and peaceful place for residents to go to for social and life skills activities. This area is used for residents to receive coaching on everything from high school GEDs and college diplomas to employment, healthy lifestyles, and adult self-sufficiency.

In addition, California Closets built out a beautiful new media center where a large screen TV, books, and reference materials could be stored. Hanging barn door sliders were added to conceal the television when not in use.

Autumn House has been providing safe shelter to the community for almost 40 years and was the East Valley’s first domestic violence shelter. It operates 24/7 in a confidential location, accepting survivors all times of the year.

“We are so proud to have been a part of this amazing project,” said Janet, “and to support men and women in our community who have been affected by domestic violence.”

 Janet and her team display what it truly means to design better lives, and bring California Closet’s CREDO to life. 

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

  Advocate Children's Hospital logo

TLS: Holiday “Cariboulation” Food Drive Exceeds Goals

LS CariboulationTLS recently concluded its Caring Celebration, or “Holiday Cariboulation,” to collect food for local food banks.

The team TRIPLED its goal of donating 500 items —  collecting 2442 food items/dollar donations for local food banks. TLS generously matched that number and is donating $2,442 to a local food bank. When it came time to deliver the items, Santa himself, joined by his favorite “reindog,” helped distribute the donated food.

We’d like to thank everyone for their participation in this great cause. Now more than ever food banks need support and this is a wonderful way to #FirstServeOthers.

 
TLS Cariboulation 2
 

Poolman & All Florida Pool: Distributing Care Packages to the Homeless Community

All Florida Pool and Poolman are helping the homeless in our communities this holiday season and beyond.

Company technicians have been given bags and backpacks filled with essential supplies to distribute to the homeless while servicing their routes. All Florida Pool’s South Florida locations and Poolman’s locations in Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Texas and Las Vegas are participating in this worthy effort.

The companies have assembled hundreds of bags and expect this donation drive to last into January.

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!  

Planned Companies: Planned Hosts Local Toys for Tots Drive

The Holiday Season is here! As we have for many years, Planned is participating in the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. Several collection boxes have already been distributed at client sites throughout our regions. The Marines have been delivering hope to children in need since 1947. To date, over 584 million toys have been collected and distributed to over 265 million children.

With the economic challenges of 2020, more families than ever will need assistance to celebrate a joyous holiday. There are collection boxes in our Parsippany and Brooklyn offices. If you are going to those offices in the next few weeks, please consider dropping off a new toy or two. In past years, our Holiday Party served as a collection site for our far-flung corporate staff to drop off their toys. Hopefully, we will all be partying next year, but for now, you can make a virtual donation by logging onto to www.toysfortots.org/donate

We know this year has been challenging for everyone and appreciate whatever gift you can make. We will be collecting toys now through January 1, 2021.

Brooklyn Office

220 36th Street, #315

Brooklyn, NY 11232

Parsippany Office

150 Smith Road

Parsipippany, NJ 007054

CertaPro: Duluth & Norcross, GA Winter Coat Drive

Please join us in donating a new or gently used warm coat!

As a THANK YOU for donating, we are offering $100 off your next painting project with the donation of a coat. We will be collecting from November 20, 2020, until January 15, 2021. To donate, you can:

Drop Off at 3460 Summit Ridge Parkway, Suite 602, Duluth, GA 30096 – put the coat inside the box outside the door or you can give the coat to your crew leader or sales associate and they will bring it to the office.

Contact is Anne Marie Siegel (asiegel@certapro.com) and website is https://certapro.com/norcross/community/2020-winter-coat-drive/

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!

LIVunLtd: Help Provide Hygiene Kits for Homeless Community

LIV is proud to partner with New York City Relief Fund in support of those struggling with homelessness within our community.

This is our 3rd year partnering with New York City Relief Fund and due to the current climate, we will not be collecting travel-size hygiene products. Instead, we are encouraging our network to donate directly towards the relief fund today through January 15, 2021. 

If you are interested in supporting this great cause, check out LIVunLtd’s fundraising page.

Thank you for your support of our community’s homeless citizens.