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

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.

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.

     

    Paul Davis: Supporting Autism Awareness is a Family Affair

    For Kali Freeland, supporting Autism awareness is personal. Kali’s cousin, Mandy Conner, founded Northeast Florida Advocates for Autism and Related Disabilities. Mandy started her organization to raise awareness and funds for families in NE Florida with Autism and Related Disabilities. Mandy’s daughter Katelyn loves riding in golf carts, which inspired Mandy’s idea to organize a Golf Cart Poker Run for Autism. 

    Saturday, September 26th was the 7th Annual Katelyn’s Golf Cart Poker Run for Autism.  Participating golf carts visit 5 stops around the Pirates Woods area of Fernandina. Police blocked the streets for 173 participating golf carts this year! At each stop, participants would draw one poker card and compete for the best hand. All cards / scoresheets were safely collected, and the winner was announced at the end of the day.

    The event raised $35,000 this great cause! 

    “I am always proud to volunteer at this event with my family,” said Kali. “This year, I was proud to include Paul Davis slap bracelets in the event bags and represent our brand at this wonderful event!”

    CertaPro: Paint It Pink for Breast Cancer Research October 1 – November 30

    CertaPro is Painting it Pink to raise funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

    During the months of October and November, participating franchise locations will donate $10 from every residential interior painting project for this important research.

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall. BCRF is a non-profit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. BCRF funds nearly 300 researchers across 14 countries and six continents through grants to accelerate progress.

    To donate, please visit give.bcrf.org/CertaProPainters.

    Century Fire Protection: Partnering with National Clean Up Day to Host a Local Event

    Century Fire Protection in Duluth, GA is teaming up with other organizations around the country for National Clean Up Day. We are partnering with Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful to outfit our employees who volunteer with supplies to tidy up Satellite Boulevard on Friday, September 25th from 11am-1pm.

    With programs and company initiatives like this, we can make a meaningful impact on our people, our community and our environment. Century Fire Protection encourages everyone to participate in their own Clean Up Day. Every little bit helps make our world a more beautiful place!

    We are inviting our employees to join us on September 25th for 30 minute shifts to pick up litter in our community. All of the employees who sign up to volunteer by September 8th will receive a shirt and lunch! We are looking forward to spending a few hours having fun with our team while making a difference in our world.

    Learn more about National Clean Up Day or Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful!