FirstService Corporation: Volunteers Needed for 45 minute City Block Scavenger Hunt for #CleanUpMonth

FirstService Corporation is participating in National CleanUp Day, with our very own #CleanUpMonth Scavenger hunt. On September 18, 2020, we will be hosting a “City Block Scavenger Hunt” near the FirstService Corporation office in the heart of downtown Toronto. This effort is part of our Social Purpose to #FirstServeOthers in support of #OurEnvironment.

We will participate in the cleanup from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM near 1255 Bay Street, Toronto.

The cleanup location will be a 1.4 km square area of the city surrounding the office.

If you would like to participate, contact Roger Thompson at rthompson@firstservice.com. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 11th.

We recommend that you bring sunscreen, gloves, water and wear a company-branded shirt.

#FirstServeOthers

Paul Davis Restoration: Committing to Support Hubbard House through Generation Works

Generation WORKS is a dedicated day of service led by women and girls (of course men and boys are welcome too!) with the objective of bringing sustainable change and impact to our neighborhoods.

Volunteers will wire, weld, wash, and work their magic to transform our city for the greater good. Paul Davis will have a group of volunteers supporting Hubbard House this year.

The mission of Hubbard House is safety, empowerment, and social change for victims of domestic violence and their families. Let’s assist this great organization with some sprucing up of their outdoor spaces as well as prep work for their upcoming fundraising walk.

CertaPro: Community Day supporting Habitat for Humanity of Kent County – Volunteers Needed!

We have partnered with Grand Rapids Habitat for Humanity and will be assisting in painting (interior) homes in the neighborhood. We will provide you with all the paint, warm work area, safe work area, lunch / snacks and a good time. Just bring your tools (sprayers) and get ready to demonstrate your expertise.

Contact Mark Williamson mwilliamson@certapro.com for location details if you would like to volunteer.

Floor Coverings International: Helping to Feed Atlanta’s Homeless Community

Floor Coverings International will be volunteering at the Central Night Shelter in downtown Atlanta, GA on the following dates: 1/3, 1/27, 2/17, 2/25, 3/9, & 3/23.  We will be providing food and serving dinner and dessert to the area’s homeless community. In addition, we will be supplying packed lunches for them to take with them so they have a nourishing meal the following day. 

Please contact our event organizer below if you’d like to volunteer with us.

   

CertaPro: Join Us for the Charleston Basket Brigade

Want to help low income families enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Then join us for the Charleston Basket Brigade!

This is a partnership with the local school district for low income school age children. Volunteers assemble a Thanksgiving boxed meal for families that would not otherwise have a meal on Thanksgiving day.

We’ll be in Exhibit Hall C at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Super Restoration: Working Together to Feed 307 Starving Children for an Entire Year

It was all hands on deck on Saturday, November 23, 2019 when more than 528 volunteers came together to pack 112,104 meals to feed 307 starving children throughout the world for an entire year! 

In addition to the food packed, the team raised more than $30,000 to help fund the noble work of Feed My Starving Children.

“Dear Super Restoration team – THANK YOU! You are all such champions for putting on this event for your community,” said Bethany Durst, Feed My Starving Children eemployee. “It was wonderful serving with you all. This was one of the most efficient packs I’ve done because of your hard prep work. I hope our paths cross again soon!”

This event is meaningful to so many at Super Restoration who demonstrate a commitment to #FirstServeOthers through many activities throughout the year. 

 “This was my second year coordinating the Feed My Starving Children Event to be hosted at Super Restoration. I began working on this year’s event in July 2019. This year, I was able to create and organize more efficiently because I had experience under my belt. It was so amazing to see a lot of hard work and effort come together on the event day,” said Jamie O’Camb, executive assistant to Rene Vargas. ‘When I saw all of the volunteers in our warehouse, it made me so proud to be part of a company that sees the value in giving back to our community. It was such a blessing to meet all of the genuine people and families who took time out of their weekend to help people around the world. Once again, this event made such an impact on me and will be something I continue to support and work on for the years to come!”  

Congrats to the Super Restoration team on an incredibly successful and meaningful event!

Super Restoration and FirstService company leaders rolled up their sleeves to #FirstServeOthers It was a family volunteer event at the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack
Super Restoration staff helped pack enough meals to feed 3307 children for a year It was a family volunteer event at the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack

Super Restoration: Volunteers Needed for the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event

Join us as we roll up our sleeves to pack 108,000 meals for hungry children world-wide.

We invite participation from anyone in the area who would like to volunteer or donate.

To make a donation or to register to volunteer, please visit: https://give.fmsc.org/campaign/1911-289no-doral-fl-super-restoration/c244184

California Closets: Gulf Coast Veterans Appreciation Week

The entire California Closets Gulf Coast team is supportive of our men and woman who have served this great country.  To honor and show their gratitude to our Veterans, California Closets Gulf Coast will be donating $25 to Fisher House for every consultation booked from November 11-16, 2019.  To promote and support this effort, the team will also be wearing camouflaged logo shirts all week.

All Veterans and First Responders are welcome into their showroom in Metairie (3211 N. Causeway Blvd) and Baton Rouge (7415 Corporate Blvd at Town Place) every day for a free cup of coffee on Veterans Day, and all week (November 11-16th), they will receive a special gift as well.  In addition, to honor our Veterans every day, CC Gulf Coast gives an additional 5% discount off the best offer, even on promotions, to Active Duty, Reserve, Retired or Honorably Discharged Veterans with every job they do with us. This is their way of saying Thank You for serving this great Country and giving us the opportunities we have.

Fisher House has been chosen by the Gulf Coast team as one of their two organizations in which they will donate 250 or more volunteer hours in 2020.  A Fisher House is a “home away from home” where military and Veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve.  Fisher Houses typically have 16 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room, and an inviting living room.  In addition to financial contributions, the Gulf Coast team will also be donating custom closets and storage spaces for the new Fisher House being built in Louisiana.

New owner Joe Lindenmayer said, “Being a Marine and Veteran of Desert Storm, along with 1 of 5 brothers who served in our family, and having our GM, Jed who is an Army Veteran, we believe in giving back and honoring those who have served. Supporting the Fisher House with financial contributions, along with in-kind support as they build their first facility in Louisiana, is the community involvement of which we want to be a part. Our families and our California Closets Team are equally supportive with spouses, friends and family who have served as well. We want to say thank you!”

California Closets Gulf Coast’s goal is to raise between $500 and $1,000 from this event alone, along with $10,000 of in-kind donations and 250 volunteer hours for the Fisher House.  If you would like to donate to Fisher House, please click here

Planned Companies: Helping Beautify Local Parks and Beaches as Part of #CleanUpWeek

Planned Companies demonstrated its commitment to Our Environment during a recent series of events in support of #CleanUpWeek. Company volunteers cleaned up parks and beaches to support this important initiative, and experienced a fun team building event at the same time.

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Planned Companies: New Jersey Office Cleans Pennington Park for National Clean Up Week

On Friday, September 27, 2019, associates from our Parsippany and Freehold, NJ corporate offices gathered to clean Pennington Park in Paterson. From 11am-3pm the team participated in scavenger hunts around the park, collecting items such as: bottle caps, soda cans, plastic bags, juice boxes, cardboard boxes and more.

In total, 26 bags of trash was collected from the park!