CertaPro: Supporting Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services Center through Painting

CertaPro is proud to support the fundraising efforts of Youth Services, the place to turn to for mental health services for children and adolescents in Chicago’s northern suburbs.

The team at Certa doing what they do best — painting! Certa is joining other local businesses to bring joy in May by painting windows on downtown businesses. Local children will be paired with businesses to help on May 13, 14 and 15th. 

During the week of May 17 through May 23, the community will be invited to walk the painted window path for a fun scavenger hunt and visit stores for special promotions.

Did you know 53% of children ages 3-17 have one or more emotional, behavioral or development condition? Youth Services provides individual and group counseling, development and mentoring programs, crisis intervention, study buddies, a pride youth group and educational outreach programs to help children and adolescents. The organization works with insurance companies and offers a sliding fee scale, to help provide care to families of all means.

Earth Day 2021: Sustainability Tips from California Closets Team Members

We’d like to thank Sara Scoville and Michael Swalberg from California Closets for sharing some of their tips for living more environmentally friendly lifestyles. Hope you enjoy this short video!      

TLS: Pen Pal Initiative for Seniors and Assisted Living Center Residents

TLS is launching a company-wide campaign to encourage company “Moment Makers” to send cards, letters, drawings and crafts to residents of local senior and assisted living facilities. This is a fun way to introduce children to our Social Purpose and let them show off their drawing and craft skills. Moment Makers who wish to engage in ongoing communications with residents are encouraged to include their mailing address for return letters.

During this time of social isolation, this is a wonderful way for our team members to #FirstServeOthers while brightening the days of seniors in the community.

Planned Companies: Promoting Wellness with Virtual Yoga

Planned Companies is committed to encouraging its team members to adopt health and wellness practices through a series of team activities. March’s activity is virtual yoga. Every Thursday in March, Benefits Specialist Lisseth Montecinos, will guide participants through a virtual yoga class. All levels are invited to participate and cameras are optional. 

   

Planned Companies: Virtual Love Themed Happy Hour

Planned is spreading love this Valentine’s Day and inviting team members to join a special Virtual Happy Hour.

In addition to enjoying their favorite libations, team members will be asked to share what they love most about Planned and what they love most about their lives! Cheers to spreading positivity and love!

Planned Companies: Get Moving with PlannedFit

As part of a continuous focus on health and well-being, Planned launched PlannedFit, which offers a fun and competitive challenge to get team members moving — and win prizes too! Each week the team is challenged to see who can take the most steps. Using any step tracking app on their smart phone, team members will take a screen shot of their weekly step count and send it to the benefits team along with their name and employee ID. The employee with the most steps each week will win a $25 gift card!

Planned Companies: Be a Wellness Warrior

Planned Companies developed its Wellness Warrior program with mental health in mind. Taking care of our mental and physical wellbeing is so important. This program encourages all everyone to take steps toward healthier living.

Planned is suggesting team members try one activities and send a picture of themselves in action to the benefits team. All submissions will receive a $5 gift card and entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card at the end of the month!

Yoga – helps lower blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood glucose levels, as well as heart rate

Hiking – In addition to being a fun way to get outdoors and enjoy fresh air, 30 minutes is a powerful cardio exercise that can help lower risk of heart disease and stroke and improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and has an added benefit of boosting your mood

FirstService Corp: Celebrating Black History Month

FirstService Corporation is celebrating Black History Month through an educational campaign designed to inform about the history of black persons in North America and explore some of the unique and difficult experiences and challenges they have faced.

A curated series of informative and educational videos about black history has been made available for team members to view at their leisure. The event will commence with a virtual social where key takeaways will be discussed.

Our Week 1 videos in celebration of Black History Month are:

Our Week 2 video in celebration of Black History Month is a modern twist in light of recent events in the United States.

Week 3 video:  White Allergies? – Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – Ep. 2 w/ Matthew McConaughey (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwiY4i8xWIc)

    Planned Companies: Planned Hosts Santa Town Hall Event Giving Back to Children

    On December 15th, 2020, Planned will host, via Zoom, a Santa Town Hall event.

    All children who submit letters to Santa will receive a virtual gift card.

    Each family that registers for the event will also receive a virtual gift card.

    During the holiday season, Planned is committed to giving back to families and the community.

    Register Now!  

    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.