TLS: Holiday Cariboulation – Annual Food Drive

Join TLS in its continuing efforts to help community members facing food insecurity.

The team has launched a Caring Celebration, or “Holiday Cariboulation,” and is encouraging employees of TLS and other FirstService companies to consider donating food items. The team has set a collective goal to collect 500 items to donate to local food banks.

Now through December 11, you are invited to drop off non-perishable food items including fruits and vegetables, lactose and gluten free items, and healthy breakfast cereals in the drop box outside the TLS office in London.

On December 13, from 1-2 the team will gather for a Virtual Cariboulation. If you are interested in participating, please contact Stephanie Thomson, the event organizer, below and she will send you a meeting invite with Zoom link.

 

FirstService Brands: 1st Annual Get in the Mood & Donate Some Food Drive

FirstService Brands invites all of its team members to join together to help those in need during these unprecedented times. 

From November 2 – December 11 offices and individuals are encouraged to collect food and other necessities and donate to the local food pantry of their choice. Together, we can help those struggling in our communities.

Suggested donations include:

  • Canned Goods
  • Packaged Goods
  • Beverages
  • Cardboards
  • Toiletries
  • Footwear
  • Medical Supplies

We encourage you to take pictures of your donations and share them with the organizer and/or on your social media channels using the hashtag #FirstServeOthers.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Wendy Bauman, the event organizer, below.

 

American Pool: Virtual Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks

American Pool offices are banding together to help alleviate hunger in our community by hosting a virtual food drive for the local food banks. You may be asking yourself, “what the heck is a virtual food drive?” Let me explain. Like a traditional food drive, virtual food drives help bring food to hungry children and families in our community. But instead of purchasing and donating a canned item, you can simply purchase a “virtual can” online. 

In Maryland alone, the need for food donations has doubled from previous years, and we haven’t even approached the fall and winter holidays yet. The Maryland Food Bank not only provides canned and other non perishable items to those in need, but they also prepare meals for distribution as well. Due to the pandemic, they are in great need of volunteers. If you’re so moved, you can sign up to help HERE.

Did you know 1 in 6 people in America face hunger? Thankfully, organizations like our local food bank are working hard to end hunger. Every day, they provide meals to children and families who are food insecure — while also working to solve the root causes of hunger.

Our teams have committed to raise $8,000 for our virtual food drive by December 15th. Can you make a donation right now to help us reach our goal?

American Pool Maryland 

American Pool of Southern NJ 

American Pool Pittsburgh

American Pool North Carolina

American Pool New Jersey

 Thank you so much for your support of our social purpose endeavor! 

FirstService Residential: Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please show your support and help feed the hungry by donating non-perishable food and personal care items to Fulfill (formerly The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties)!

Most needed items:

  • Tuna and Other Canned Meats
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Canned Soups, Stews and Sauce
  • Rice, Pasta, Mac & Cheese and Dried Beans
  • Hot & Cold Cereals
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Protein & Cereal Bars
  • Snack Cakes, Pies and Pudding
  • Baby Food and Formula
  • Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Socks, Soap, Shampoo & Deodorant

Donations may be dropped off through November 20 at:

FirstService Residential, 21 Christopher Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724

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

Crackers

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

Fruit – Canned in its own juice or Dried

Granola Bars

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Pasta

Pasta Sauce

Meals in a Box – Pasta, rice & soup kits

Nuts

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.