FirstService: Walk with Us on May 24 for the 2020 Mandarin MS Virtual Walk

FirstService is a proud sponsor of the Mandarin MS Walk in Toronto. Our sponsorship supports research of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada to find a cure for MS and provide services to those living with MS in Toronto. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Walk, which was originally scheduled for May 3, has been changed to a virtual event to be held on Sunday, May 24. This means everyone, wherever you are, is invited and encouraged to walk to honor those living with MS and the researchers who are working tirelessly to find a cure. 

How to Participate

  1. Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 24

  2. Record your steps using the device or app of your choosing — feel free to walk 5K (6,500 steps) or 10K (13,000 steps), or more!

  3. After the event, submit your name and steps taken here

  4. Take pictures and videos, and post them to your favorite social media sites using the hashtags #FirstServeOthers and #WeChallengeMS 

  5. Wear your brand with pride and HAVE FUN!

    After the Walk, we will share an event recap on our Social Purpose site and would love to include photos, so if your social media accounts are set to private, you will need to adjust the setting of your posts to public so we are able to locate them when we search the hashtag.

    If you would like to fundraise for MS research, you are welcome to join our team or start your own.

    Thank you!


    Planned Companies: St. Patrick’s Day Benefit Poker Tournament to Benefit the FirstService Relief Fund

    On Thursday, March 12, 2020, Planned Companies will be hosting a “Luck of the Irish” poker tournament in our ORACLE training facility at 3:30PM.

    All proceeds will go to the FirstService Relief Fund which provides grants to our people during times of personal financial crisis.

    American Pool: Takes the Polar Bear Plunge to Support Special Olympics

    Two dozen members of American Pool recently braved the icy waters of Chesapeake Bay with a shared goal in mind, to raise money to support Special Olympics Maryland. Collectively, the team raised more than $12,000 for this worthy cause. Dressed in everything from monkey suits to patriotic swim trunks, they brought fun and enthusiasm to the plunge. In addition to increasing awareness and funding for Special Olympics, the event was also a wonderful way to build camaraderie and promote the American Pool brand because, after all, they are the experts in all things water-related!

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    Planned Companies: Go Red for National Heart Month

    On Friday, February 14, 2020, employees of Planned Companies will wear red in support of National Heart Month. There will be a Hot Chocolate Bar & Goodies in our ORACLE training center from noon on. We will also be sponsoring a 50/50 Raffle. 50% of proceeds to go to the American Heart Association. Our Mid Atlantic & Brooklyn will also be participating.

    Paul Davis Restoration: Don’t Miss this Year’s Acoustic Mega Jam to Raise Awareness for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

    Paul Davis is Proud to Support #MegaJam 3.0

    We’re BACK..for our 3rd YEAR!!

    We will be following the same basic format; 1 price entry that will include a free drink, an all-day buffet, and 8 hours of live music. This is all being done in support of raising awareness for mental health treatment and suicide prevention. This couldn’t be done without the help and support of our two corporate sponsors, 916 Riverside and Onondaga Beverage.

    Proceeds will again go towards the 2020 Dollar For Scholars Scholarship program at CNS and Two Brothers’ Light to help support the incredible work they are doing.

    The 2020 artist line up includes some of CNY’s best performers! Just Joe Altier, Joe Battles, Brett Falso, Bill Ali, Jeff Rosen, Tj Sacco, Sean Fried, Kaleb Dorr, Chris Todd, Rob Earle, and Joe McSweeney.

    By following the link, you are purchasing a Lock 1 Distilling VIP ticket. This includes early entrance (starting at 11AM), a Lock 1 Ryze Vodka Bloody Mary, 1 Drink Coupon, buffet wristband, access to both VIP lounge performers (Chris Todd & Kaleb Dorr), as well as additional promotional merchandise (while supplies last). These tickets are available for $20 (plus $1.99 processing fee) until 11AM February 6th.

    The day of the event tickets will be available for $25 at the door.

    Join us for a day of education, fun, and support!

    Century Fire: Providing Funding for a New School in Brazil

    California Closets: Supporting the Critical Work of the National Brain Tumor Society while Honoring One of Their Own

    On a brilliant, sunny morning in Phoenix, thousands turned out to join the fight against brain tumors at the Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk. Nearly 70,000 Americans are living with a brain tumor today, and the National Brain Tumor Society is working tirelessly to influence and fund research and groundbreaking discoveries and programs.

    The Phoenix event was special to the team at California Closets, as one of their beloved design consultants has been receiving treatment for a brain tumor since August. David Slivinski was diagnosed just days after his 40th birthday. David, who joined his colleagues at the Walk, was met with a special message at the finish line where he saw a sign created by the National Brain Tumor Society that read, “In Honor of David Slivinski.”

    David continues to inspire all of us who have read his story or followed his blog with his positive attitude and appreciation of all the good things in life.  

    California Closets: Phoenix Team to Walk in Honor of One of their Own

    On December 7, members of California Closets Phoenix will be participating in the Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk to honor one of their own, designer David Slivinski.

    David was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year. It came as a shock to the entire team, David included, and they wanted to do something as a team that would support him, as well as others dealing with a similar diagnosis.

    The National Brain Tumor Society presents the 2019 Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk as an opportunity for individuals and teams to support, honor, and remember loved ones, as well as connect with other supporters to raise awareness for the disease that affects more than 700,000 Americans annually.

    To date, 12 California Closets Phoenix team members have registered for this 5K, with a minimum team fundraising goal of $1,000.

    The event will be held behind Memorial Hall at the National Brain Tumor Society, 300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

    If anyone in the Phoenix area is interested in joining the California Closets Phoenix team in this wonderful event, or if you would like to donate to this worthy cause, please click here

    Thank you to the entire California Closets Phoenix team for supporting their team member in this way.  We encourage all who can to join and support this worthy cause.

    Austin Police Dept Blue Santa Breakfast & Auction

    Paul Davis joined Texas Firewalkers. KOKE FM, Austin Police Operation Blue Santa, and so many others on Friday Dec. 6th, 2019 at the Omni Austin Hotel South Park from 6am-10am for the Blue Santa Breakfast and Auction.

    #TFWBBQ and Paul Davis Central Austin provided breakfast tacos, Hudson Meats Classic Original Sausage Wraps, breakfast biscuits and Community Coffee #IcedLatte. Attendees bid on some of the most amazing auction items on the planet all to raise money for Austin Police Operation Blue Santa. KOKE FM had a live radio broadcast during the event and best of all it was a FREE event. This event allowed live donations on the air, bidding on auctions items, a full belly of tacos, and meeting some amazing First Responders and Santa Claus too…..

    American Pool: We’re Selling Warm Love Your Melon Hats to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer

    We are glad to announce a new partnership with an  amazing organization, Love Your Melon, whose mission is to improve the lives of children battling cancer.

    Love Your Melon gives 50% of the profits from all sales to their nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer. These partners work in the fields of pediatric oncology, fund cancer research initiatives and provide immediate support for the families of children battling cancer.

    To date, Love Your Melon has given over 3.8 million dollars to their partners and over 123,000 hats to children battling cancer. If that’s not a large enough showing of support and unity, Love Your Melon prides itself that all the beanies are made here in the USA.

    With all the good that surrounds this company, American Pool is proud to be a part of their cause. American Pool has recently co-branded with Love Your Melon in an effort to bring more attention to this great cause. In addition to the proceeds that will be given, American Pool has made a commitment to provide a beanie to a local child in need for every co-branded hat we sell.

    You can visit Love Your Melon’s website at to find out more about their mission and other products.

    If you are interested in helping us by purchasing one of our fashionable hats for this great cause please send an email to Hats are $30 and for every hat purchased, we are matching with another hat that we are donating to a child in need.