FirstService Residential: Arizona Donation for Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH)

FirstService Residential Arizona is seeking cleaning and hygiene products and gift card donations on behalf of the Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) organization. BHGH’s mission is to nurture and guide motivated young people in need to become well-educated, career-ready men and women.

BHGH supports 90 young scholars from 6th grade through college seniors, and 16 of those scholars live in their residential homes. Your support helps provide essentials for all scholars and their families so that they can focus on their education. Thank you in advance for helping this wonderful cause!

https://bhghaz.org/

DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2020 AT THE FOLLOWING FIRSTSERVICE RESIDENTIAL ARIZONA OFFICE LOCATIONS:

Scottsdale Office

9000 E. Pima Center Parkway, Suite 300 Scottsdale, AZ 85358

Peoria Office

19150 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr., Suite 200 Peoria, AZ 85382

Tucson Office

7616 N. La Cholla Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85741

Questions? Contact Julie Geist at julie.geist@fsresidential.com.

FirstService Residential: Dallas Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Toys galore! The Texas Region is holding a Marine Toys for Tots Toy Drive. The primary goal of the Toy Drive is to make the holiday season a little brighter for local families in need.

To encourage even more associates to get involved, the Drive is a contest among all the Texas markets. The market that collects the most toys by December 13th wins an exciting prize!

A great way to work together as a region and “Be Genuinely Helpful” to the less fortunate this holiday season.

To get more information about this event please contact Mira.baker@fsresidential.com

FirstService Residential: Supporting Vulnerable Young Adults through the More Than Words Job Training and Youth Development Program

More Than Words is a job training and youth development program that empowers nearly 350 youth each year to take charge of their lives by taking charge of our $4M bookselling business. They work with the most vulnerable young adults in Greater Boston: those who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless, or out of school.

At More Than Words, they earn a paying job, working approximately 20 hours per week in our businesses learning critical customer service, technology, inventory management, and leadership skills. They also work a second paying “YOU” job, attending workshops and site visits and receiving focused support to ensure they persist in school and map plans for their future work, education, and life.

We are donating paperback and hardcover books, CDs and DVDs in their original cases, records, and video games to support this cause. If you have any items you’d like to donate to help in our efforts, please drop them off at the address below between now and December 13.

FirstService Residential: Hosting Teddy Bear Drive to Support The Center for Child Protection

FirstService Residential is hosting a Teddy Bear Drive to benefit Travis County child abuse victims.

The Center for Child Protection is a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center and the only non-profit in Travis County involved in the investigation of crimes against children. For more than 30 years, the Center has been the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. Every month, more than 300 child victims and their siblings receive a teddy bear or stuffed animal after visiting the Center. The teddy bear provides comfort and a sense of safety during a difficult time, and it represents a new beginning for these children.

With a continually increasing number of children visiting the Center each day, we are asking for support in keeping their teddy bear and stuffed animals supply fully stocked. We are asking for new stuffed animals only please and have provided a wish list for easy ordering to send bears directly to our collection office (link below).

Bears can also be dropped of during normal business hours to the Austin office: 7 Lakeway Centre Court, Ste. 102, Lakeway, Texas 78734.

FirstService Residential: Gift Drive for Phoenix Children’s Hospital during the Arizona Conference & Exposition

Arizona’s 7th annual Conference & Exposition is on November 8th if you are interested in going please register https://www.azhoaexpo.com/

Join us in supporting a wonderful cause. Bring any new and unwrapped gifts or gift cards to this year’s Arizona Conference & Exposition and we will donate them to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which provides hope, healing, and healthcare to children of all ages. Below is a list of items to donate:

Gift Cards

Target, Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, Dutch Bros., Dunkin’ Donuts, ColdStone Creamery, Chipotle, Pizza Hut Dominoes, Best Buy, Chick-Fil-A, Jersey Mike’s, H&M, Forever 21, Aeropostale, Old Navy, JC Penny’s, Justice, Tilly’s, Foot Locker, Finish Line, Kohl’s, Harkins Theaters, AMC Theaters, Subway, McDonald’s, Fry’s, Safeway, MasterCard/Visa, itune’s, Google Play, Bath & Body Works, PlayStation Plus / XBOX LIVE – subscription, Walgreens.

Infants

  • Wubba Nubs – pacifiers

  • Infant rattles/teething toys

  • Sound soothers

  • Musical and light-up toys

  • Crib aquariums/Sound machines

  • Infant stimulation toys (black, red and white)

  • Infant mirrors

  • Infant kick and play’s/Activity gyms

  • Lula vibe/vibrating stuffed animals

Toddlers

  • Little people

  • Mega blocks

  • Musical and light-up toys

  • Pop-up toys

  • Musical/talking play phones

  • Books (touch & feel, pop-up, musical)

  • Paw Patrol

  • Bubbles

  • Shape sorters and stacking toys

  • Vinyl play/Tumbling floor mats (No larger than 5×5)

  • DVD movies (Baby Einstein, Elmo, Mickey Mouse, Backyardigans)

Pre-School Age

  • Popular action figures (Superheroes, Transformers, DC Comic Heroes, Avengers, Marvel Comics, Ninja Turtles, etc.)

  • Lego buckets, sets (small and large) and people

  • Duplos

  • Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars and tracks

  • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)

  • My Little Pony toys

  • Baby dolls and accessories

  • Plastic cars and trucks

  • Magna Doodles

  • Plastic animals

  • Littlest Pet Shop

  • Dinosaurs

  • Bubbles

  • Books (interactive, musical, pop-up books, Spanish)

  • Playdoh and tools

  • Pretend play (doctor kits, play food)

School Age

  • Lego sets (Star Wars, Transformers, Bionicles, sets 250+ pieces, etc.)

  • Legos

  • Action figures (Superheroes: Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Avenger Characters)

  • Transformers

  • Black velvet fuzzy posters

  • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)

  • XBOX 360 and PS4 games

  • Craft/Art kits (snap model airplanes, model cars, etc.)

  • Sticker books

  • Books (I Spy, chapter books, etc.)

  • Beading kits

  • Paint by number sets

  • Remote control cars

  • Playdoh and tools

  • Pillow Pets

  • Hello Kitty items

  • Hair accessories

  • Barbies and Barbie accessories

  • American Girl dolls

  • Pokémon figurines/cards

  • Kinetic sand

Adolescents/Teens

  • iTunes or Google Play gift cards

  • Gift cards in lower price ranges (See list)

  • DVD movies (newer releases, up to PG-13 rated)

  • Video games: XBox 1, PS4, XBox 360, Wii (Rated E +10 and below)

  • Playing and UNO cards

  • Bath gels, lotions, nail polish and remover

  • Diaries/Journals

  • Headphones/earbuds

  • Coloring pencils

  • Phone chargers – iPad, iPhone, Android

  • Remote control cars and trucks

  • Craft/Art kits (beading, model airplanes/cars, etc.)

  • Portable DVD players

  • Teen coloring books

  • Mazes

  • Crossword/Sudoku Books

  • Gel Pens

Arts, Crafts and Creative Items

  • Mod Podge

  • Acrylic paint

  • Paintbrushes

  • Card Stock in assorted colors

  • Woodcrafts

  • Puffy Paint

  • Window Markers

  • Dot paints

  • Glue (tacky, glitter)

  • Boxes/Photo frames to decorate

  • Wooden frames

  • Beading items

  • Individual craft kits

  • Markers (dry-erase, washable, fabric, Sharpie, paint, crayons, etc.)

  • Googly eyes, rhinestones, sequin decorations, etc.

  • Sketchbooks and pencils

  • White and colored poster paper

  • Watercolor paper

  • Black fuzzy posters

  • Duct tape crafts

  • Lanyard kits

  • Construction paper

  • Small scissors (Fiskars)

1 Darn Cool School

  • Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, Harkins, AMC)

  • School supplies (mechanical pencils, file pocket folders, spiral notebooks, drawing paper)

  •  Scientific calculators

  • Canvas frames for painting

  • GED and AIMS study guides

  • Hands-on learning activity kits

  • Backpacks

  • Teen books

  • Current popular novels

  • Magic tree house

  • Captain Underpants

Miscellaneous Used Throughout the Year

  • iTunes or Google Play gift cards

  • Gift cards (See list – in smaller denominations)

  • iPads

  • Beanie Babies

  • Canon photo paper

  • Stress/squeeze balls

  • Spinning light up globe toys (especially Disney)

  • Stickers

  • Playdoh

  • Hair supplies (detangler, hairbrushes, combs, etc.)

  • Nail Polish

  • Underwear / Socks (variety of sizes)

  • T-shirts (boys & girls teen – all sizes)

  • Basketball shorts

  • Yoga pants

Games

  • UNO

  • Playing cards

  • Spot it

  • Sorry

  • Guess Who

  • Trouble

  • Headbands

  • Monopoly

  • Connect Four

  • Dominoes

  • Apples to Apples/Sour Apples

  • Who knew?

  • Scattagories

  • Battleship

  • Break the Ice

  • Life

  • Scrabble

  • Risk

  • Crazy 8

  • Bounce Off

  • Chess

  • Checkers

  • Phase 10

  • Pop the Pig

FirstService Residential: We Need your Wands for Wildlife through December 31

Donate your used mascara wands (brushes and eyebrow brushes too). The wands can be used to clean the fur of animals and baby birds of fleas, larvae and other critters. Please send your mascara wands to the Eatontown, NJ, office.

FirstService Residential: Casual Week for a Cause in Dania Beach

We’re going casual to support our associates who are facing personal financial hardships. All associates who sign up to donate $5 through payroll deductions (or who are already doing so) can enjoy a casual week.

All donations go to the FirstService Relief Fund to support associates through financial hardships. This can happen to anyone at any moment from accidents, illness, death in the family, and natural disasters. Read more about how the Relief Fund has helped associates.

Since January 2019, with the help of the current 682 payroll deduction participants, 15 grants with the average grant size of $2,760 have been awarded to FirstService Residential associates through the FirstService Relief Fund.

To learn how you can donate to the Relief Fund please visit  http://www.oursocialpurpose.com/relieffund/

FirstService Residential: Help Us Pack 100,000 Meals for the Needy through Regency Cares

Volunteers will assist River Hills Community Church packing 100,000 meals for the needy/homeless.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact the event organizer below.

FirstService Residential: School Supply Drive for Glenolden Elementary School – East Service Day

Collecting school supplies for Glenolden Elementary school, Principal Ryan Snyder is ECSTATIC!!

PLEASE HELP FILL MY BOXES WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR THE CHILDREN!!

Feel free to drop off your donation before August 24th.

Contemporary Villages Condo Association

100 E. Glenolden Ave, unit B20

Please ask for Robin.

Supplies needed below!

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Crayons
  • Glue Sticks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Plain note books
  • Markers
  • Folders
  • Rulers
  • Erasers
  • Tissues
  • Disinfectant Wipes

FirstService Residential: “Our Month to Give Back” Supports the United Way