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.

 

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 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.

 

American Pool: Virtual Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks

American Pool offices are banding together to help alleviate hunger in our community by hosting a virtual food drive for the local food banks. You may be asking yourself, “what the heck is a virtual food drive?” Let me explain. Like a traditional food drive, virtual food drives help bring food to hungry children and families in our community. But instead of purchasing and donating a canned item, you can simply purchase a “virtual can” online. 

In Maryland alone, the need for food donations has doubled from previous years, and we haven’t even approached the fall and winter holidays yet. The Maryland Food Bank not only provides canned and other non perishable items to those in need, but they also prepare meals for distribution as well. Due to the pandemic, they are in great need of volunteers. If you’re so moved, you can sign up to help HERE.

Did you know 1 in 6 people in America face hunger? Thankfully, organizations like our local food bank are working hard to end hunger. Every day, they provide meals to children and families who are food insecure — while also working to solve the root causes of hunger.

Our teams have committed to raise $8,000 for our virtual food drive by December 15th. Can you make a donation right now to help us reach our goal?

American Pool Maryland 

American Pool of Southern NJ 

American Pool Pittsburgh

American Pool North Carolina

American Pool New Jersey

 Thank you so much for your support of our social purpose endeavor! 

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

Poolman: Join Our Donation Drive to Help Andre House

Poolman Arizona is lending their team of helping hands to the André House located in Phoenix. André House refers to themselves as “A House of Hospitality” providing their services to hundreds of people in need everyday. Founded in 1984, Andre House provides crucial quality of life services to our community’s most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness that demonstrate the  love, kindness, respect and dignity that everyone deserves. Our mission is to make God known, loved and served by feeding, clothing, and comforting the most vulnerable among us, offering dignity and hospitality to all who pass through our door. They serve 550 guests dinner daily, over 170,000 yearly, they clean over 1800 loads of laundry a year, provide more than 7,400 showers, and have provided more than 7,700 sets of clothing to their guests yearly.

Poolman has begun collecting a designated list of most needed items at their offices located at 3242 S. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040.  They will wrap up their drive on November 20th.

Customers can leave items at the skimmer of their pool, and our team will bring into the office

The most needed items they’ll be collecting are:

  • Face/wash cloths

  • Family Size Bottles of Shampoo

  • Family Size Bottles of Conditioner

  • Deodorant

  • Men’s Pants 28 – 34 Waist

  • Men’s Belts

  • Sweatshirts – Men’s and Women’s

  • Backpacks

Century Fire: Help Support Diapers to Diplomas at our 2020 Clay Shoot

Join us for Century Fire Protection’s Annual Charity Clay Shoot benefiting Diapers to Diplomas. 

Century Fire’s Charity Clay Shoot is an opportunity to get outdoors, have a good time, and network with industry peers while supporting a GREAT cause. We are partnering with Graystone Church to fund ministries that support orphans and foster families in Georgia and around the world.

All proceeds from this event are donated to Diapers to Diplomas. Over the last two years, we’ve raised over $250,000 for the cause. Our donors and sponsors make it possible for us to host a premium event that directly impacts the lives of orphans and foster children. If you would like to become a sponsor, supporter, or just find out more about the cause click on the links below. Your support is greatly appreciated.  We look forward to seeing you there!

At Century Fire Protection we strive to have a positive impact not only on our employees and clients, but also within our community. Doing the right thing goes far beyond our daily work.

Safety is our top concern! Social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.  

California Closets: Supporting Men of Valor and Helping Shape Better Futures

California Closets Tennessee

L-R: Nick Aprile, Master Installer; Alex Martinez, Shop Forman (and installer); Tom Maline, Director of Operations

Following up on its 2018 involvement with Nashville-based Men of Valor’s Phase 1 housing build, California Closets of Tennessee recently completed the installation of 33 more closets in the Phase 2 building, Valor Ridge. This brings its total contribution to 93 new closets — with all materials and labor given free of charge. 

The new residential spaces at Valor Ridge will provide housing for participants in Men of Valor’s year-long prison aftercare and re-entry program. The recidivism rate (prisoners rearrested after release) in Tennessee is 51 percent. The recidivism rate for graduates of the Men of Valor program is less than 10 percent. 

“We are excited to continue to support the life-changing work of Men of Valor,” says CCTN Owner Kurt Schusterman. “California Closets of Tennessee is committed to looking for ways to give back to others who are making an impact in our community. Clearly, the Men of Valor team is doing just that. This was a team effort and is a great example of living out our company values.”

Additionally, Kurt and his team were thrilled to get the support of CC vendors to help make this possible, including DixiePly for wood product, Valendrawers for the drawers, Salice for the runners, and TAG hardware for poles and other hardware.

“As a faith-based nonprofit we are always grateful for donations,” said David Miller, Men of Valor’s Development Director. “We appreciate California Closets of Tennessee once again stepping forward to support our mission by donating closets for the second phase of housing at our Valor Ridge community.”

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.