Just because summer fun is drawing to a close doesn’t mean our enthusiasm to #FirstServeOthers is. There are lots of fun activities for you to participate in on our Event Calendar, and our Social Purpose Working Groups are hard at work coming up with new ways for you to engage in Social Purpose activities near you!
National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. To commemorate this special awareness month, our PawsFirst Working Group encourages you to consider adding a furry family member to your home. Be on the lookout for ideas and tips to help make your new pup’s transition from lonely shelter dog to beloved family pet an easy one. Not ready to adopt a pet? No worries — the group shares lots of ideas of how you can support local rescue efforts without taking on the responsibility of pet caretaker. For those of you who have adopted pets, we want you to share your adoption story for an upcoming issue of Spotlight!
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To help victims of domestic violence, now through October 13, the FirstService Residential team at Regatta on James Island is collecting purses and packing them with essential items to provide to residents of My Sister’s House, a Charleston, SC area shelter for victims of domestic abuse.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs help fund the programs provided by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to support families of your local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Service Unit. Several of our FirstService companies sponsor these events. If you are in the Philadelphia area, be sure to check out the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb sponsored by Paul Davis which will be held on Saturday, September 30 at the Wells Fargo Center. For information on other 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs, visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation website.More information
Marine Resources Coastal Clean Up
FirstService Residential’s Dania Beach HQ team is joining Coastal Clean Up efforts and helping beautify Fort Lauderdale Beach on September 16. In addition to making the beach more appealing for beach goers, they will also help reduce threats to marine life who call the coastal area home.
Century Fire Clay Shoot
Century Fire’s Clay Shoot is an annual tradition bringing together avid sportsmen and women and novices to participate in a clay shooting competition. This popular event raises money for Graystone Church to fund ministries that support orphans and foster families in Georgia and around the world. All proceeds from this event are donated to Diapers to Diplomas and over the last five years, Century Fire has raised over $750,000 for the cause.More Information