Daylight Hour 2021

Once again, we are proud to participate in #DaylightHour, a global social media campaign to raise awareness of energy consumption and wellness in the workplace. The concept is simple: On Friday, June 18 from 12-1 local time, turn off the lights in day-lit areas (only where it’s safe to do so!). Participation is easy, whether you are in an office or working remotely: 1) Register your location by completing a short survey. This will help us track participation numbers and calculate our collective impact. 2) Simply turn off lights (only where it’s safe to do so!) in day-lit areas from noon to 1 pm local time. 3) Document your participation with photos and videos tagged on social media with #FirstServeOthers AND #2021DaylightHour. In addition to posting to corporate accounts, encourage your team members to post to their personal accounts also if they are willing. Our goal is to get more than 150 locations signed up across the FirstService organization. Remember, these can be company locations or home offices.   

Charlotee’s Dress for Success Clothing Drive

Join our Charlotte, NC office in their Dress for Success Clothing Drive. Donate your gently used clothing to give women a new start. Items needed: suits, professional separates, blouses, slacks, skirts, dresses, blazers, jackets, work appropriate shoes, jewelry, scarves and handbags. All donations must be received by June 19 at 5:00 p.m. at our Charlotte office.

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!      

Planned Companies: Spring Clean-Up Day

Please join the North NJ, South NJ and NY Regions in a clean-up event at Pennington Park. We will start with a box lunch from 12:30 – 1:30 then begin our cleanup which will last until 4 pm.  Social distancing and mast wearing will be required to participate.  

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. 

   

CertaPro: Supporting Texas Food Banks

Beginning on March 1 and ending on March 8, CertaPro Painters is hosting a virtual food drive for two Texas Food Banks. You can make your donations directly to a food bank from the list below. 

Certa would like to track impact of this initiative.  Simply send a screenshot of your donation to Christy Katubi, the event organizer, so she can keep track 😊

Central Texas Food Bank

Houston Food Bank

Every dollar donated can help create 3- 4 meals and no donation is too small!

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

CertaPro: Join Our Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

CertaPro Painters® of The North Shore is proud to host a drive to provide toys, activities and comfort items for hospitalized children of all ages, from infants to teens.

Donating is easy! Simply click on the link below and you’ll be connected to Advocate Children’s Hospital’s wish list. Select your items and they will be shipped directly to the hospital in Park Ridge, IL. 

Advocate Children’s Hospital Wish List

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