CertaPro Painters of Minnetonka, MN: Supporting the ICA Food Shelf

CertaPro Painters of Minnetonka franchisees Cheri and Randy Louwagie are proud to support the noble work of the ICA Food Shelf. 

ICA Food Shelf offers hope as they provide assistance to those in need. We understand this and have donated $500 outright and will donate $50 for every exterior project completed by May 31, 2020. Please join us to support those in need!

Call today for your free estimate 952-994-4443 or visit minnetonka.certapro.com to schedule online. We are currently offering virtual estimates. 


FirstService Residential: Supporting Deserving Families Through Annual LifeNet4Families Food Drive Donation

We donate to LifeNet4Families every year around Thanksgiving to help those who need it the most. We collect non-perishables or any dollar amount. We will be collecting non-perishables or money donations from  December 9th until the 20th. Please contact Diana Sanchez if you have any questions.

FirstService: Join Our Food Drive to Benefit Daily Bread Food Bank

The Toronto office is continuing our commitment to support the important work of the Daily Bread Food Bank. We share the belief of the Daily Bread Food Bank that access to food is a basic human right, not a privilege. No one should go hungry or face barriers to accessing food, yet 1 in 7 people in the Toronto region struggle with food insecurity. Your gift will give fresh food and hope to children and their families, adults and seniors in need this holiday season.

Beginning now through December 20, we will be collecting food items in our Bay Street office.  If  you are interested in donating food items please see Deanna Ouzounis on the third floor.

For those who are unable to drop off food items and wish to support this cause, monetary donations may be provided by visiting the FirstService page via this link: http://support.dailybread.ca/goto/firstserveothers

Below is a list of the most needed food items:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned Soup
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned stew, chili, etc.
  • Beans (lentils, chick peas, kidney beans, etc.)
  • Canned Fish (tuna in water)
  • 100% fruit juices
  • Canned vegetables
  • Baby food
  • Baby formula

In addition to our food drive, we are hosting a silent auction for office staff with all proceeds going to the Daily Bread Food Bank. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to these wonderful organizations and individuals who have generously donated items for the auction.

  1. Colliers Toronto Executive Head Office  

  2. Blu Ristorante  

  3. Nutcracker Sweet  

  4. Harvest Planet 

  5. Canon Canada  

  6. Staples  

  7. Intercontinental Hotel Toronto Yorkville 

  8. Educo Salon  
  9. Kimpton Saint George Hotel

  10. Roger Thompson  

Super Restoration: Working Together to Feed 307 Starving Children for an Entire Year

It was all hands on deck on Saturday, November 23, 2019 when more than 528 volunteers came together to pack 112,104 meals to feed 307 starving children throughout the world for an entire year! 

In addition to the food packed, the team raised more than $30,000 to help fund the noble work of Feed My Starving Children.

“Dear Super Restoration team – THANK YOU! You are all such champions for putting on this event for your community,” said Bethany Durst, Feed My Starving Children eemployee. “It was wonderful serving with you all. This was one of the most efficient packs I’ve done because of your hard prep work. I hope our paths cross again soon!”

This event is meaningful to so many at Super Restoration who demonstrate a commitment to #FirstServeOthers through many activities throughout the year. 

 “This was my second year coordinating the Feed My Starving Children Event to be hosted at Super Restoration. I began working on this year’s event in July 2019. This year, I was able to create and organize more efficiently because I had experience under my belt. It was so amazing to see a lot of hard work and effort come together on the event day,” said Jamie O’Camb, executive assistant to Rene Vargas. ‘When I saw all of the volunteers in our warehouse, it made me so proud to be part of a company that sees the value in giving back to our community. It was such a blessing to meet all of the genuine people and families who took time out of their weekend to help people around the world. Once again, this event made such an impact on me and will be something I continue to support and work on for the years to come!”  

Congrats to the Super Restoration team on an incredibly successful and meaningful event!

Super Restoration and FirstService company leaders rolled up their sleeves to #FirstServeOthers It was a family volunteer event at the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack
Super Restoration staff helped pack enough meals to feed 3307 children for a year It was a family volunteer event at the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack

Super Restoration: Volunteers Needed for the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event

Join us as we roll up our sleeves to pack 108,000 meals for hungry children world-wide.

We invite participation from anyone in the area who would like to volunteer or donate.

To make a donation or to register to volunteer, please visit: https://give.fmsc.org/campaign/1911-289no-doral-fl-super-restoration/c244184

Planned Companies: Thanksgiving Diversity Lunch/Charity Food Drive

On Friday November 22nd, 2019, we will be holding our annual EEC sponsored Thanksgiving/Diversity Lunch at their Parsippany Headquarters. Associates from our offices are able to bring non-perishable food items that will be collected and donated to the Food Bank at the Parsippany Community Center.

Food Pantry demand is especially high during the Holiday Season. Below is a list of the items food banks need the most. Please opt for pull tab cans or plastic containers whenever possible. Many food pantry shoppers do not have a can opener, and glass containers can break when the food is transported.

Food Pantry Shopping List

Applesauce – Unsweetened

Canned Beans – Low sodium options preferred

Canned Chicken

Canned Fish – Tuna or Salmon

Canned Meat – Spam or ham

Canned Vegetables – Low sodium options preferred

Cooking Oils – Canola & Olive

Peanut Butter


Dried Herbs & Spices – Oregano, basil, cumin, pepper, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon

Fruit – Canned in its own juice or Dried

Granola Bars

Instant Mashed Potatoes


Pasta Sauce

Meals in a Box – Pasta, rice & soup kits


Rice – Brown rice preferred

Evaporated & Powdered Milk

Soup, Stew & Chili

Whole Grain Cereals


With your help, we will be able to provide food staples for many of our neighbors in need this Holiday Season.

California Closets: Richmond, CA Office 2nd Annual Harvest Food Drive

Give thanks and give back to others throughout the month of November!

From November 4th-20th, the California Closets Richmond, CA offices will be hosting a HARVEST FOOD DRIVE to support The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties. 

Last year, their first food drive collected 222 pounds of food, which is the equivalent of 185 meals!!  

Let’s work together to double our contributions this year by dropping off your non-perishable food items in the collection barrels located in the kitchen/break room and California Closets San Francisco-RBU office areas.

** Please refer to the list of preferred items below and remember, no open food or glass containers. **

For anyone located outside the Richmond, CA offices, please consider donating what you can to your local food banks!

Food Drive Shopping List Ideas:

  • Canned Meat, Fish (tuna and chicken in water) & Soups*

  • Canned Ready to Eat Meals

  • Peanut, Cashew or Almond Butter (plastic container)

  • Canned Vegetables & Tomato Products

  • Iron Rich Cereal (45% or more of daily value)

  • 100% Fruit Juice (48 oz. or less plastic bottles)

  • Canned Fruit (in juice)

  • Dry Beans (any type)

  • Enriched Rice or Pasta

  • Powdered Milk 

*Heart Healthy/Low Sodium preferred

Non- Food Items Also Needed (must be new and unopened package):

  • Toothpaste

  • Diapers

  • Wet Wipes

  • Pet Food

  • Paper Goods

Interstate Restoration: Wraps Up a Successful 2019 ‘Tis the Season for Giving Campaign

Being able to give back and treat those in need speaks volumes to who we are as people and as a company.  We are thankful to work with so many caring people who are willing to assist those in need.

Our employees generously donated $11,606 and combined with the Interstate’s match of $5,000, we were able to raise $16,606 this year.

Since we started the campaign in 2007, employees along with the company match, have donated $99,863!

Thank you for your dedication to giving this year… and always!  Together we are stronger and are making a difference!

FirstService Residential: Fulfill Food Drive – L.E.A.D.S. 2019

This year FirstService Residential is giving back through Fulfill, NJ. Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and to make sure that all people at all times have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life.

Join us by bringing one of the following items to registration this year:

  • Canned tuna, chicken & salmon
  • Canned veggies (low sodium, where possible)
  • Cooking oil
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Peanut butter & jelly
  • Canned fruits (in juice or light syrup)
  • Fruit juice (100% juice)
  • Soups (low sodium, where possible)
  • Hot cereals
  • Cold cereals

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.