LIV North: Donates Outdated Service Vehicles to Homeless Cars

When 14 of LIV North’s service vehicles commercial lives came to an end the leadership team knew they had a useful purpose for someone.

So the leadership team at LIV North coordinated a donation to Homeless Cars, a Canadian charitable foundation that accepts used vehicles and donates the proceeds of their sale to food banks and local food shelters. 

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California Closets: Transforms a multi-use space at transitional home in Phoenix

For  individuals or families facing a domestic crisis, a next step can be terrifying. So often, people feel paralyzed, not knowing where to turn for help. That’s where Mesa, AZ-based A New Leaf’s Autumn House program comes in.

Autumn House Before

The dated multi-purpose room lacked warmth and personality before the California Closets team arrived

Autumn House After

The California Closets team transformed a dreary space into a warm, inviting area for residents to use

California Closets team responsible for Autumn House remodel

L-R: Aaron Pieratt, PHX Sales Manager; Amy Wenger, Local ASID Chapter President; and Janet Hutchinson, PHX GM. Note: This project was completed prior to COVID

Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the country – and world – California Closets of Phoenix assisted in transforming a multi-use space at Autumn House so that it could better serve its transitional residents.

Phoenix GM Janet Hutchinson and team were converted a social room into a warm, welcoming, and peaceful place for residents to go to for social and life skills activities. This area is used for residents to receive coaching on everything from high school GEDs and college diplomas to employment, healthy lifestyles, and adult self-sufficiency.

In addition, California Closets built out a beautiful new media center where a large screen TV, books, and reference materials could be stored. Hanging barn door sliders were added to conceal the television when not in use.

Autumn House has been providing safe shelter to the community for almost 40 years and was the East Valley’s first domestic violence shelter. It operates 24/7 in a confidential location, accepting survivors all times of the year.

“We are so proud to have been a part of this amazing project,” said Janet, “and to support men and women in our community who have been affected by domestic violence.”

 Janet and her team display what it truly means to design better lives, and bring California Closet’s CREDO to life. 

Poolman and All Florida Pools Provide Necessities to Homeless Citizens

During the recent holiday season, team members at Poolman and All Florida Pools came up with a novel way to make a difference for homeless members of their communities.  Technicians in Florida, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Texas and Las Vegas were given bags and backpacks containing essential supplies including personal hygiene items, socks, water and certain proteins for food. During their routes, they distributed these bags to homeless community members.
“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.

Poolman & All Florida Pool: Distributing Care Packages to the Homeless Community

All Florida Pool and Poolman are helping the homeless in our communities this holiday season and beyond.

Company technicians have been given bags and backpacks filled with essential supplies to distribute to the homeless while servicing their routes. All Florida Pool’s South Florida locations and Poolman’s locations in Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Texas and Las Vegas are participating in this worthy effort.

The companies have assembled hundreds of bags and expect this donation drive to last into January.

CertaPro: Duluth & Norcross, GA Winter Coat Drive

Please join us in donating a new or gently used warm coat!

As a THANK YOU for donating, we are offering $100 off your next painting project with the donation of a coat. We will be collecting from November 20, 2020, until January 15, 2021. To donate, you can:

Drop Off at 3460 Summit Ridge Parkway, Suite 602, Duluth, GA 30096 – put the coat inside the box outside the door or you can give the coat to your crew leader or sales associate and they will bring it to the office.

Contact is Anne Marie Siegel (asiegel@certapro.com) and website is https://certapro.com/norcross/community/2020-winter-coat-drive/

LIVunLtd: Help Provide Hygiene Kits for Homeless Community

LIV is proud to partner with New York City Relief Fund in support of those struggling with homelessness within our community.

This is our 3rd year partnering with New York City Relief Fund and due to the current climate, we will not be collecting travel-size hygiene products. Instead, we are encouraging our network to donate directly towards the relief fund today through January 15, 2021. 

If you are interested in supporting this great cause, check out LIVunLtd’s fundraising page.

Thank you for your support of our community’s homeless citizens.

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

LIVunLtd: Providing Homeless Hygiene Kits for NYC’s Homeless

LIVunLtd is proud to support New York City Relief by collecting travel-sized toiletry items for Homeless Hygiene Kits, through January 15. Homelessness is at an all-time high in New York City, with more than 60,000 people homeless shelters, and many more living on the streets. Homelessness in NYC is at the highest levels since the Great Depression. Each week, New York City Relief gives away approximately 650 hygiene kits to those in need. Get involved! Participate by donating one (or more) of the items listed below.

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrush

  • Dental floss

  • Disposable razor

  • Shaving cream

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Liquid body wash

  • Deodorant

  • Feminine products

All donation items must be new, travel-sized, quality, name-branded products. Please send donations to LIVunLtd Headquarters location in NYC, to the attention of Brianna Hoffman.  Please call our office for more information (212) 784-2390.

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.