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!

CertaPro: Celebrating Painters by Bringing the Painter Appreciation Cookout Home

CertaPro of St. Charles County in St. Louis, Missouri came up with an innovative way to celebrate their painters and families. In the past, the team gathered together for an annual Painter Appreciation Cookout. Due to Covid-19 guidelines there was no safe way to host 50+ painters and their families this year. Instead, the team delivered “gift buckets” filled with goodies and a bonus so they can enjoy a family cookout on CertaPro! Certa’s painters have worked extremely hard throughout this pandemic delivering quality work while maintaining a safe environment for themselves and for clients.

What a wonderful way to show appreciation for this dedicated and hard working team! And a thank you @sherwinwilliams for contributing to the goodies!

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California Closets: California Closets of Indy Hosts Random Act of Kindness Day

Recognizing that they cannot serve others in a normal capacity this year, California Closets of Indianapolis is calling on their teammates to serve their communities through a “Random Act of Kindness Day” on SEPTEMBER 18, 2020.

CertaPro: Supporting Alzheimer’s Awareness is a Family Affair

Jason, left, is joined by his wife Gimena, and Katherine and Brad Durham.

When Jason Phillips, Director of Strategic Accounts for CertaPro Painters, learned one of the company’s clients, JEA Senior Living, had formed a fundraising team for the virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s he was quick to sign on to help.

He recruited family to join him, launched a fundraising page and promoted his plans through LinkedIn. Within a little over a week he exceeded his fundraising goal of $500.

The day of the walk, Jason was joined by his wife, his sister and her husband and they spent the morning hiking the beautiful Salmon Creek trail in his hometown of Vancouver, WA.

“Alzheimer’s is a disease that devastates many families, and it’s one that afflicts many residents of our client’s senior living facilities,” said Jason. “It was my pleasure to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and support the work JEA Senior Living does to honor the experience of aging for the residents they serve.”

JEA Senior Living operates more than 50 specialized care centers around the country to meet the special needs of Alzheimer’s patients.

For more information, or to make a donation, click here.

Paul Davis: Virtual 5K Benefiting the FirstService Relief Fund

The Paul Davis Run and Walk Club is excited to invite you to our first ever PD Fit virtual race on Saturday, May 2nd from 7am – 1pm Eastern. While we may each be running on our own, hopefully you will be reminded that we are a part of something bigger, and that we’re all in this together.  

The virtual 5k can be run in any location you choose. Whether you are in Florida, Ontario, Oregon, or anywhere in between, we’ll all be running together! We will be tracking everyone’s results through the Nike Run Club App and announcing the winners from each designated age group after the race.  

The $20 registration fee will cover the cost of your race day swag and finishers medal.  All remaining proceeds will go towards the FirstService Relief Fund. The FirstService Relief Fund was established and designed to provide financial assistance to our team members in times of financial hardship. The Fund allows our team members to give and to receive in times of need. 

We hope you will take this opportunity to get up and move, to raise money for the FirstService Relief Fund, and to have some FUN! We will all celebrate together with a Virtual Post Race event @ 1:30pm Eastern on race day. Please email kfreeland@pauldavis to register. 

When: Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 7:00am -1:00pm EDT 

Where: Your favorite stretch of 5 kilometers or 3.1 miles 

How: Nike Run Club App is the official live virtual race hosting platform for the PD Fit Virtual 5k and must be downloaded before race day. Links to download the App are available on the Registration site. 

Registration Fee :  Registration is $20 and covers the cost of race day swag, finishers medal and shipping (for remote employees). All additional proceeds benefit the FirstService Relief Fund

 Registration Closes on April 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT.

FirstOnSite: #GoTheDistanceCanada Challenge! Can you “walk” all the way across Canada?

We are excited to announce our #GoTheDistanceCanada Challenge! Now, more than ever, it’s so important to stay healthy and active which is why we are launching this challenge – to encourage our teams to stay fit and have some fun. Physical activity can be a great stress reliever and even going for a short walk can help clear your mind so you can refocus.

Using a specified point system, we are our challenging all FirstOnSite employees to “walk” all the way across Canada – 7,821 km to be exact! It doesn’t matter how you earn your kilometers, all that matters is you get active!

Here’s what you need to know:

  •  The challenge officially kicks off on May 14 with the first weekly activity submission deadline being Thursday, May 21. We anticipate the event going as long as six weeks though it could end sooner.
  •  Track your weekly physical activity and use the provided chart to determine your points for the week. The week runs from Friday – Thursday.
  • You can keep track of your activity by using a pedometer, activity tracker, or cell phone app.
  •  Submit your points by 11:59 pm Eastern each Thursday. (Submit points here)
  •  Share images on social and use the hashtags #GoTheDistanceCanada and #FirstOnSite.
  •  You are competing as a region as well as individually and we will provide weekly leaderboard updates on Fridays.

Prizes:

  1. Regional winner – The first region to make it across Canada wins bragging rights!
  2. Individual winners – The person with the most activity points in each region will win a paid day off! (One winner per region, five winners total)

CAN YOU GO THE DISTANCE?

FirstOnSite: Lancement du défi #TraverserLeCanada

Nous sommes très heureux d’annoncer notre défi #TraverserLeCanada! Aujourd’hui, plus que jamais, il est important de se maintenir en bonne santé et de rester actif. Voilà pourquoi nous lançons ce défi afin d’encourager nos équipes à garder la forme et à s’amuser. L’activité physique peut s’avérer un excellent moyen pour réduire le stress, le simple fait de marcher un tant soit peu suffit pour se libérer l’esprit et se recentrer.

Au moyen d’un système de points prédéterminés, nous mettons au défi tout le personnel de PremièreAction de « traverser » le Canada, soit la distance exacte de 7 821 km! Peu importe comment vous accumulez vos kilomètres, tout ce qui compte, c’est que vous bougiez!

Voici ce que vous devez savoir :

  • Le coup d’envoi officiel du défi aura lieu le 14 mai et la date limite pour soumettre une première activité hebdomadaire est le jeudi 21 mai.
  • Prenez note de votre activité physique hebdomadaire et déterminez vos points pour la semaine à l’aide du tableau qui vous est fourni. La semaine se déroule du vendredi au jeudi.
  • Vous pouvez suivre vos activités en utilisant un podomètre, un dispositif de suivi des activités ou une application sur votre téléphone cellulaire.
  • Chaque jeudi, soumettez vos points avant 23 h 59 (heure de l’Est). (Soumettez vos points ici)
  • Partagez vos photos sur les médias sociaux en utilisant les mots-clics #TraverserLeCanada et #PremièreAction.
  • Vous compétitionnez aussi bien au niveau régional qu’à titre individuel. Nous vous communiquerons les mises à jour hebdomadaires du tableau de classement le vendredi.

Prix :

  • Prix régional : la première région à traverser le Canada gagne le droit de se vanter!
  • Prix individuels : une personne dans chaque région ayant cumulé le plus de points d’activité gagnera une journée de congé payé! (Un prix par région, cinq prix au total.)

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