FirstService Residential: Alberta Market 2020 Adopt-A-Family

Date: November 17, 2020-December 3, 2020

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/closer-to-home-community-servicessociety/p2p/firstserviceaaf2020/

Due to COVID-19, the way we donate to our Adopt-A-Family will look slightly different this year as Closer to Home cannot take in-kind donations. Instead, we will have a Fundraiser Donation Page (see link above).

For 2020 we are adopting a family of 4! Our goal is to raise $625.00+ by December 3, 2020. If we raise over this amount, the excess will go towards their Season of Hope Fund (this supports families throughout the year).

We have divided the Alberta market into the following teams:

Team 1 – Lauren and Rob with the Community Managers and Sales & Leasing Team 2 – Dana with the CSS Team, Crystal, Paige, and Kathleen Team 3 – Karen with Accounting (both Property and ARA) Team 4 – Andrew and Avery with Multi-Residential Associates Team 5 – Glenne and Andrea/Shylin with Concierge, Building Operators, and all other On-Site Staff

The goal for each group to raise $125.00+. Each Team Leader (along with the other Team Leads in their departments) are encouraged to make it fun! Let’s see what team can reach (and hopefully surpass) their goal! It has been a crazy year, and giving back allows us to help make a family’s Christmas! #FirstServeOthers

CertaPro: Virtual 5K to Support Paint It Pink & the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

CertaPro Painters® is excited host a virtual 5k walk/run to support Paint It Pink and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! The funds raised for this virtual 5k will go toward our overall goal of raising $50k in October and November to bring awareness and help fund breast cancer research.

When: October 23rd, 24th or 25th

Where: This is a virtual 5k, so you can complete your race wherever you choose! In your neighborhood, at a local park, at the school track or whatever works best for you.

Cost: Minimum donation of $20 per participant, but participants are encouraged to raise more money to help support Paint It Pink and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Register: Register here and be sure to share with your friends and on your social media channels! We’d love to see your photos — please wear your brand with pride and use the hashtag #FirstServeOthers in your social posts.

CertaPro: Paint It Pink for Breast Cancer Research October 1 – November 30

CertaPro is Painting it Pink to raise funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

During the months of October and November, participating franchise locations will donate $10 from every residential interior painting project for this important research.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall. BCRF is a non-profit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. BCRF funds nearly 300 researchers across 14 countries and six continents through grants to accelerate progress.

To donate, please visit give.bcrf.org/CertaProPainters.

CertaPro: Supporting Alzheimer’s Awareness is a Family Affair

Jason, left, is joined by his wife Gimena, and Katherine and Brad Durham.

When Jason Phillips, Director of Strategic Accounts for CertaPro Painters, learned one of the company’s clients, JEA Senior Living, had formed a fundraising team for the virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s he was quick to sign on to help.

He recruited family to join him, launched a fundraising page and promoted his plans through LinkedIn. Within a little over a week he exceeded his fundraising goal of $500.

The day of the walk, Jason was joined by his wife, his sister and her husband and they spent the morning hiking the beautiful Salmon Creek trail in his hometown of Vancouver, WA.

“Alzheimer’s is a disease that devastates many families, and it’s one that afflicts many residents of our client’s senior living facilities,” said Jason. “It was my pleasure to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and support the work JEA Senior Living does to honor the experience of aging for the residents they serve.”

JEA Senior Living operates more than 50 specialized care centers around the country to meet the special needs of Alzheimer’s patients.

For more information, or to make a donation, click here.

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!

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