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 Restoration: Emergency Preparedness Workshop. Do Tank 2.0

The Do Tank thrusts attendees into the whirlwind of chaos that characterizes the post-disaster setting. It is against this backdrop that innovation is used to shape preparedness and design solutions for disaster response and recovery – solutions that best meet the needs of the community.

Participants will work in multi-disciplinary teams to identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and build a viable strategy for future emergencies. This workshop will focus on the following outcomes:

• Developing collaborative private sector disaster response and recovery opportunities

• Increase collective understanding of the roles of regional partners

• Educate on the latest technologies and emergency planning

• Experience a design thinking model that helps organizations strategize for future challenges


Century Fire: Providing Funding for a New School in Brazil

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: Supporting Rosie’s Place, America’s First Women’s Shelter

Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.

Today, Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services.

Rosie’s Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding. Thanks to these donations, 83 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to services for poor and homeless women.

Paul Davis: Supporting APS Education Foundation- Lunch & Learn

A gift from Paul Davis Restoration of NM supports the APS Education Foundation through a grant funded program to Sandia High Graphic Design Club, an Achieve Award Spring 2018 grant winner. This grant supports the teacher and her endeavors teaching students all aspects surrounding the silk screen design business. The APS Education Foundation’s mission — a belief that student’s lives change when their natural passion for learning is nurtured and transformed into habit of life-long learning and reflection. Paul Davis of Albuquerque is an annual supporter of the APS Education Foundation.

Planned Companies: Taylor Mills School Healthy Education Walk-A-Thon 2019

Dino Koleci, Operations Manager at Planned Companies, was proud to donate for a special cause at his son’s school this past Friday, October 4th. The Walk A Thon 2019 was a fundraiser this past  supporting a healthy education at Taylor Mills School in Manalapan, NJ.

Taylor Mills School understands the need to promote a healthy and educational fundraiser to our students while respecting parents repeated requests for an easy no-nonsense approach to helping them reach their budget goals.

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

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


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 East: Silver Spring Office Supporting Schools on Service Day

The Silver Spring office will be participating in the FirstService Residential East Service Day challenge. They will be helping local schools by donating supplies. Please drop off any school supplies from the list provided below. Cash donations will be accepted as well. The school supply drive will start now and run through Friday, August 23rd.

Donations may be dropped off at our Silver Spring office.

  • Backpacks (All Ages/Grades)
  • #2 Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Small Pencil Sharpeners
  • Red, Blue and Black Pens
  • Highlighters
  • 12 Inch Rulers
  • 3 Hole Punched Pocket Folders
  • 2-Subject Spiral Notebooks
  • Sticky Notes and Flags
  • Wide Rule 3 Hole Punched Paper
  • 1/5 Cut Tabbed Dividers (Clear Tabs)
  • 3 Ring Binders: 1 inch, 2 inch and 2.5 inch
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Hard Cover Composition Notebooks
  • Non Toxic Glue Sticks
  • Headphones (For Computer Use)
  • Scissors (for Elementary School Ages)
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Small Boxes of Crayons
  • 24-Pack Boxes of Crayons
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Big Pink Erasers
  • Tip Erasers

American Pool: Learn How to Spot Signs of Drowning

Did you know drowning is the third cause of accidental death?  That’s why knowing how to spot signs of drowning is so important. As we gear up for summer pool season, the experts at American Pool are offering critical information on how to spot signs of drowning. When a swimmer is distressed, every second counts, so please take a moment to read this important information.