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.

 

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

FirstService Residential: Supporting Community Access in NYC

Community Access expands opportunities for people living with mental concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services.

Currently, 1,600 people call the Community Access facility home. They are in need of supplies, and we hope you can help.

  • Masks: They are in need of 5,000 cloth face coverings. You can send them from an online retailer or make your own in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Hygiene kits: Residents are in need of basic toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and more. You can put together small kits for each person in need.
  • Little things for entertainment: Most of the residents are alone during this time so any games, cards or crafts could truly brighten their day.

If none of these options work for you, we are also accepting monetary donations.

If you would like to participate contact Mandy Shafer (mandy.shafer@fsresidential)  in Human Resources for more details. The goal is to start distributing supplies ASAP and continue throughout the month of May.

Floor Coverings International: Helping to Feed Atlanta’s Homeless Community

Floor Coverings International will be volunteering at the Central Night Shelter in downtown Atlanta, GA on the following dates: 1/3, 1/27, 2/17, 2/25, 3/9, & 3/23.  We will be providing food and serving dinner and dessert to the area’s homeless community. In addition, we will be supplying packed lunches for them to take with them so they have a nourishing meal the following day. 

Please contact our event organizer below if you’d like to volunteer with us.

   

FirstService Residential: Supporting Vulnerable Young Adults through the More Than Words Job Training and Youth Development Program

More Than Words is a job training and youth development program that empowers nearly 350 youth each year to take charge of their lives by taking charge of our $4M bookselling business. They work with the most vulnerable young adults in Greater Boston: those who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless, or out of school.

At More Than Words, they earn a paying job, working approximately 20 hours per week in our businesses learning critical customer service, technology, inventory management, and leadership skills. They also work a second paying “YOU” job, attending workshops and site visits and receiving focused support to ensure they persist in school and map plans for their future work, education, and life.

We are donating paperback and hardcover books, CDs and DVDs in their original cases, records, and video games to support this cause. If you have any items you’d like to donate to help in our efforts, please drop them off at the address below between now and December 13.

FirstService Residential: Supporting Rosie’s Place, America’s First Women’s Shelter

Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.

Today, Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services.

Rosie’s Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding. Thanks to these donations, 83 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to services for poor and homeless women.

Paul Davis: Collecting Items for Seattle’s Homeless Community

Paul Davis Seattle collects for a homeless outreach. Staff, friends, and family collected clothes, blankets, food, and toiletries for care packages to be distributed to homeless in our area.

American Pool: Help Keep Deserving Neighbors Warm by Donating to our Coat Drive

This year, most of our management offices are participating in a Coat drive. Here at the Home Office in Owings Mills, we’ll once again be partnering with One Warm Coat. There are several ways you can support the drive and help it be a successful drive:

  1. Donate coats to our drive! One Warm Coat has been supporting coat drives across the country for more than 20 years.  During November/December until 12/15 stop by Marketing to drop off new or gently worn coats of any size. All coats collected will be donated locally to our neighbors in need.  You can drop off your donation to us at 11155 Dolfield Blvd, Ste. 216,  Owings Mills, MD 21117

  2. Donate dollars! Donations to One Warm Coat support their coat drive program and outreach efforts.  Every $5 donated = 10 people warmed!  You can donate by cash or check during our coat drive, or online on our donation page.

  3. Help us spread the word!There are millions of Americans who simply cannot afford a warm coat.  Please help us spread the word about our coat drive on social media so that we can collect as many coats and dollars as possible. Use #firstserveothers #warmamillion #igavewarmth.

We hope you will support us and help us make this year’s drive a huge success! Ultimately, we will be making a big impact on our local community by spreading warmth to our neighbors in need! You can learn more about One Warm Coat by visiting their website: www.onewarmcoat.org.

American Pool: Collecting Coats during our Pittsburgh Coat Drive

This year, our management offices are participating in a Coat drive. Here in Pittsburgh, we’ll once again be partnering with One Warm Coat. There are several ways you can support the drive and help it be a successful drive:

  1. Donate coats to our drive! One Warm Coat has been supporting coatdrives across the country for more than 20 years.  During November/December until 12/15 stop by Marketing to drop off new or gently worn coats of any size. All coats collected will be donated locally to our neighbors in need.  You can drop off your donation to us at 3261 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

  2. Donate dollars! Donations to One Warm Coat support their coat drive program and outreach efforts.  Every $5 donated = 10 people warmed!  You can donate by cash or check during our coat drive, or online on our donation page.

  3. Help us spread the word! There are millions of Americans who simply cannot afford a warm coat.  Please help us spread the word about our coat drive on social media so that we can collect as many coats and dollars as possible. Use #firstserveothers #warmamillion #igavewarmth.

We hope you will support us and help us make this year’s drive a huge success! Ultimately, we will be making a big impact on our local community by spreading warmth to our neighbors in need! You can learn more about One Warm Coat by visiting their website: www.onewarmcoat.org.

American Pool: Southern New Jersey Office is Participating in a Coat Drive – Join Us!

This year, most of our management offices are participating in a Coat drive. Here in Berlin, NJ, we’ll once again be partnering with One Warm Coat. There are several ways you can support the drive and help it be a successful drive:

  1. Donate coats to our drive! One Warm Coat has been supporting coat drives across the country for more than 20 years.  During November/December until 12/15 stop by Marketing to drop off new or gently worn coats of any size. All coats collected will be donated locally to our neighbors in need.  You can drop off your donation to us at 1040 S. Route 73 Berlin, NJ 08009
  2. Donate dollars! Donations to One Warm Coat support their coat drive program and outreach efforts.  Every $5 donated = 10 people warmed!  You can donate by cash or check during our coat drive, or online on our donation page.
  3. Help us spread the word! There are millions of Americans who simply cannot afford a warm coat.  Please help us spread the word about our coat drive on social media so that we can collect as many coats and dollars as possible. Use #firstserveothers #warmamillion #igavewarmth.

We hope you will support us and help us make this year’s drive a huge success! Ultimately, we will be making a big impact on our local community by spreading warmth to our neighbors in need! You can learn more about One Warm Coat by visiting their website: www.onewarmcoat.org.