TLS: Holiday Cariboulation – Annual Food Drive

Join TLS in its continuing efforts to help community members facing food insecurity.

The team has launched a Caring Celebration, or “Holiday Cariboulation,” and is encouraging employees of TLS and other FirstService companies to consider donating food items. The team has set a collective goal to collect 500 items to donate to local food banks.

Now through December 11, you are invited to drop off non-perishable food items including fruits and vegetables, lactose and gluten free items, and healthy breakfast cereals in the drop box outside the TLS office in London.

On December 13, from 1-2 the team will gather for a Virtual Cariboulation. If you are interested in participating, please contact Stephanie Thomson, the event organizer, below and she will send you a meeting invite with Zoom link.

 

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

CertaPro: Company Painter Provides Food and Necessities to Those in Need in El Salvador

We love sharing stories of how our team members find their own Social Purpose.  Efrain Montoya,  a painter with CertaPro in Thousand Oaks, CA, wanted to help those in need in El Salvador. Efrain, whose brother lives there, has been collecting monetary donations here in the United States and and sending the money to his brother in El Salvador. His brother uses the money to buy groceries and other essentials for those in need. Many of the people they help are extremely impoverished, living in shacks in rural areas with no easy access or means to obtain food or other supplies.

Kudos to Efrain and his brother for identifying a way they can help people and putting together a plan to make a difference in their lives.

 Many of the supply deliveries have been recorded, and can be viewed below.

 

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 Deserving Families Through Annual LifeNet4Families Food Drive Donation

We donate to LifeNet4Families every year around Thanksgiving to help those who need it the most. We collect non-perishables or any dollar amount. We will be collecting non-perishables or money donations from  December 9th until the 20th. Please contact Diana Sanchez if you have any questions.

Super Restoration: Working Together to Feed 307 Starving Children for an Entire Year

It was all hands on deck on Saturday, November 23, 2019 when more than 528 volunteers came together to pack 112,104 meals to feed 307 starving children throughout the world for an entire year! 

In addition to the food packed, the team raised more than $30,000 to help fund the noble work of Feed My Starving Children.

“Dear Super Restoration team – THANK YOU! You are all such champions for putting on this event for your community,” said Bethany Durst, Feed My Starving Children eemployee. “It was wonderful serving with you all. This was one of the most efficient packs I’ve done because of your hard prep work. I hope our paths cross again soon!”

This event is meaningful to so many at Super Restoration who demonstrate a commitment to #FirstServeOthers through many activities throughout the year. 

 “This was my second year coordinating the Feed My Starving Children Event to be hosted at Super Restoration. I began working on this year’s event in July 2019. This year, I was able to create and organize more efficiently because I had experience under my belt. It was so amazing to see a lot of hard work and effort come together on the event day,” said Jamie O’Camb, executive assistant to Rene Vargas. ‘When I saw all of the volunteers in our warehouse, it made me so proud to be part of a company that sees the value in giving back to our community. It was such a blessing to meet all of the genuine people and families who took time out of their weekend to help people around the world. Once again, this event made such an impact on me and will be something I continue to support and work on for the years to come!”  

Congrats to the Super Restoration team on an incredibly successful and meaningful event!

Super Restoration and FirstService company leaders rolled up their sleeves to #FirstServeOthers It was a family volunteer event at the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack
Super Restoration staff helped pack enough meals to feed 3307 children for a year It was a family volunteer event at the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack

Super Restoration: Volunteers Needed for the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event

Join us as we roll up our sleeves to pack 108,000 meals for hungry children world-wide.

We invite participation from anyone in the area who would like to volunteer or donate.

To make a donation or to register to volunteer, please visit: https://give.fmsc.org/campaign/1911-289no-doral-fl-super-restoration/c244184

Paul Davis: Supporting Local Food Pantries through a Creative CAN Challenge Food Drive

Donation drives are a popular and effective way to collect much-needed food for area food banks, but if you really want to engage your team members and make your food drive something everyone will be talking about, give them an added challenge to see what can be built with the donated items. That’s exactly what the creative Social Purpose Champions at Paul Davis did, and the results were incredible!

Building for Prizes & Bragging Rights

As you’ll see from the pictures in this post, team members took the challenge seriously and unleashed their creativity building fabulous structures out of donated canned goods. Photos of the structures were shared with the Paul Davis network and prizes were awarded for the locations with the Most Votes and the Most Cans.

All food collected was donated to local and human food pantries, many of which are in great need during summer months. Lots of companies organize food drives during the holiday season, which is  helpful, but by the time summer rolls around, many food banks are faced with empty shelves.

Hunger Bites won the award for Most Votes

More than 1,180 cans were used to build the Animal House structure

A Fun Challenge with a Big Impact

In addition to highly coveted bragging rights, the LLCO Animal House structure won in the Most Cans category with 1,188 cans, and Hunger Bites won Most Votes. Some offices took the challenge even further by incorporating other fun team building events including company BBQs and bowling outings. Collectively the challenge netted more than 3,100 cans of food!

“Words cannot express my gratitude, respect, and appreciation to everyone involved in this event,” said Quality Assurance Analyst Waleska Gonzalez. “Helping others when they need it the most is a cause I keep close to my heart and I am always looking for an opportunity to create awareness. I was happy to see the passion and commitment from my PD family.”

The PDR Jacksonville team created a unique cat structure using their cans

The team behind the Strike Out Hunger display continued their theme with an employee bowling party

Paul Davis Talent and Change Leader and JASMYN Volunteer Kali Freeland added, “At PDRI in Jacksonville, we donated the cans from our structure to a local LGBT Youth Crisis Center, JASMYN. JASMYN normally receives donations during the winter months, so they were especially grateful for Summer donations. I’m personally very proud to support this organization and I’m grateful that Paul Davis is embracing Social Purpose as well as Inclusion and Diversity!”  

Add Some Creativity to Your Next Food Drive

So if you are looking to give your next food drive an added element of team building and fun, consider issuing a “CAN challenge” to your team members.

Paul Davis: Joining Together to Support Local Food Pantries through a CANstruction Charity Drive

A friendly contest to build a Can Structure to benefit local food pantries. Once complete, the local offices will submit photos and compete for likes on Facebook page. The photo with the most “likes” and the structure with most cans used each win an office party reimbursed up to $500! This is a great Paul Davis can ban together and support our local communities!