“I have always believed that it is better to Give… Give… Give… before you Get… Get… Get…! Having served on a board that serves the homeless population, I gained first hand knowledge of the critical state that this group lives in on a day-to-day basis,” said President, Residential Aquatics, Vic Valentine. “These are not just homeless people; they are sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers. What a better idea than to rally the troops and not only give to individuals in need, but also serve together for a greater purpose than ourselves. Serving the homeless is a great life lesson in humility as well!”In total, 672 bags were distributed, making our homeless community members more comfortable and showing them that people care about their wellbeing.
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HEY LONDON: We took the 519 Pursuit pledge and… we have officially raised our goal of 519 pairs of socks! We couldn't be more proud of our team for reaching this number. 👏🏻💚 ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ But, the pledge doesn't have to end here! Socks are one of the most requested items in homeless shelters, and as winter continues to amp up, now is your chance to give back to our local community! So, we'll still be collecting socks until this Friday, February 15th. ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ Our MomentMakers have taken the pledge; will you? #TLS #FirstServeOthers ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #519pursuit #donation #charitydonation #supportlocal #shoplocal #goodcause #helpingothers #serveothers #helpothers #helping #community #communityproject #ldnont #ldnent #ldn #ldngem #ldnontario #londonontario #forestcity #canadaslondon #519 #519local #shop519 #shop519local
As part of the 2018 FirstService California Annual Meeting, associates gathered in Irvine, California to celebrate the growth and accomplishments achieved in 2017 by the region’s approximate 1,000 Associates. Attendees participated in a fun outreach activity which involved building 50 care packages for families who have been displaced by fires, homelessness or emergency situations.
According to one Associate who was attending their first Annual Meeting, “it was heartwarming to see our people work together with such care and thoughtfulness to create a basket that will offer hope to people going through a difficult time.”
The activity was fitting in that it reflected the theme of the day: Our Future Starts with Us. We work in teams, made up of individuals, who are making a difference in the lives of each other, our company, our clients, and the communities and residents that we serve. Each regional team was responsible for bringing one of ten items that were included in the Welcome Home Baskets (candles, board games, decorative item, broom/dust pan, first aid kit, etc).
The event was a tremendous success!
Waj H. (Analyst, Risk and Compliance) describes his experience as “eye-opening”. “It made me recognize how fortunate I am to have everything I need, and perhaps I shouldn’t complain about the small inconveniences in my life. I could go on and on, but overall I’m thankful I had the opportunity to give back, connect and appreciate how fortunate I really am. Thank you to Ryan B. (Director, Finance) for organizing.”If anybody in the Toronto area ever wants to get involved with this great program, feel free to learn more here.