Silo Point/Francis Scott Key Service Day

Silo Point is partnering with local companies to support the Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore City, MD. Our partners will be offering their services to help clean up the school’s grounds, along with many other projects. We continue to seek additional partners, donations and commitments and encourage you to help in any way possible.

FirstService Residential: Pride Month Walk Supporting The Trevor Project

Please join the MidAtlantic team for a great day out! Fitness and fun, what more could you ask for. The team is walking for to raise awareness and the visibility of The Trevor Project.

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Please feel free to support our efforts by making a donation at: https://give.thetrevorproject.org/team/360253. For more information about The Trevor Project go to: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

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.

FirstService Residential: Lights Out Philly

Our Philly High-Rise team has teamed up to join Lights Out Philly, a national program with more than 32 participating cities. We are teaming up with our residents to turn off lights during the bird migration seasons to help save birds, energy and money. Simply turn off your lights (exterior, common area and resident units) between midnight and 6:00 a.m. during spring migration, April 1 – May 31 and the fall migration, August 15-November 15.

California Closets: Transforms a multi-use space at transitional home in Phoenix

For  individuals or families facing a domestic crisis, a next step can be terrifying. So often, people feel paralyzed, not knowing where to turn for help. That’s where Mesa, AZ-based A New Leaf’s Autumn House program comes in.

Autumn House Before

The dated multi-purpose room lacked warmth and personality before the California Closets team arrived

Autumn House After

The California Closets team transformed a dreary space into a warm, inviting area for residents to use

California Closets team responsible for Autumn House remodel

L-R: Aaron Pieratt, PHX Sales Manager; Amy Wenger, Local ASID Chapter President; and Janet Hutchinson, PHX GM. Note: This project was completed prior to COVID

Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the country – and world – California Closets of Phoenix assisted in transforming a multi-use space at Autumn House so that it could better serve its transitional residents.

Phoenix GM Janet Hutchinson and team were converted a social room into a warm, welcoming, and peaceful place for residents to go to for social and life skills activities. This area is used for residents to receive coaching on everything from high school GEDs and college diplomas to employment, healthy lifestyles, and adult self-sufficiency.

In addition, California Closets built out a beautiful new media center where a large screen TV, books, and reference materials could be stored. Hanging barn door sliders were added to conceal the television when not in use.

Autumn House has been providing safe shelter to the community for almost 40 years and was the East Valley’s first domestic violence shelter. It operates 24/7 in a confidential location, accepting survivors all times of the year.

“We are so proud to have been a part of this amazing project,” said Janet, “and to support men and women in our community who have been affected by domestic violence.”

 Janet and her team display what it truly means to design better lives, and bring California Closet’s CREDO to life. 

FirstService Residential: Alberta Market 2020 Adopt-A-Family

Date: November 17, 2020-December 3, 2020

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/closer-to-home-community-servicessociety/p2p/firstserviceaaf2020/

Due to COVID-19, the way we donate to our Adopt-A-Family will look slightly different this year as Closer to Home cannot take in-kind donations. Instead, we will have a Fundraiser Donation Page (see link above).

For 2020 we are adopting a family of 4! Our goal is to raise $625.00+ by December 3, 2020. If we raise over this amount, the excess will go towards their Season of Hope Fund (this supports families throughout the year).

We have divided the Alberta market into the following teams:

Team 1 – Lauren and Rob with the Community Managers and Sales & Leasing Team 2 – Dana with the CSS Team, Crystal, Paige, and Kathleen Team 3 – Karen with Accounting (both Property and ARA) Team 4 – Andrew and Avery with Multi-Residential Associates Team 5 – Glenne and Andrea/Shylin with Concierge, Building Operators, and all other On-Site Staff

The goal for each group to raise $125.00+. Each Team Leader (along with the other Team Leads in their departments) are encouraged to make it fun! Let’s see what team can reach (and hopefully surpass) their goal! It has been a crazy year, and giving back allows us to help make a family’s Christmas! #FirstServeOthers

FirstService Residential: Running Across America Virtual 5K

Across the country on June 6, we’ll take to the streets, trails, and paths via the Virtual Race app. It’s like a traditional 5k—friendly competition, t‑shirts, finish line selfies—only you pick the route.

To join the race, you must first register on this site. After registration, you’ll get a text with a unique code and instructions to download the Virtual Race app we use for the event. From there you can create a team and challenge friends to join you virtually.

When it’s time for the event, you lace up your shoes and activate the race tracker in the app. It’ll let you know as you make progress toward 5 kilometers on whatever route you choose in your neighborhood. After you’re done running, we’ll show you how you performed versus others on the leaderboard. Challenge a friend and see who’s faster. Or just stretch your legs and get some fresh air. Plus, just like a regular race, you can get a t-shirt and medal to commemorate the time.

We’re thanking Essential Workers with free registration and also supporting Feeding America.

FirstService Residential: Red Nose Day May 21st

California Closets: Collecting Donations for Pace Center for Girls in Southwest Florida

Through the end of August, California Closets of Southwest Florida will be hosting its 4th annual clothing drive in support of Pace Center for Girls.

Donated clothing, shoes, handbags, and jewelry will be delivered to Pace’s upcoming annual Love That Dress event during which community members can purchase tickets to “shop” the collected items. All proceeds support Pace’s ongoing mission to aid women ages 11-18 who are struggling with poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence, foster home placement, neglect, grief, incarceration of a family member and physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.

In exchange for a clothing donation, California Closets’ local clients can receive up to 15% off their next project.

California Closets of Southwest Florida is the largest single contributor to the clothing drive and owner Suzi Woods sits on the board.

DO YOU HAVE CLOTHING TO DONATE? If so, please send donations to Pace Center for Girls, 3800 Evans Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

You can also join the donation drive virtually: Use the hashtag #makespaceforpace and post a video of yourself “making space for Pace” as you clean out your own closets. Challenge your friends to do the same.

FirstService Residential: Brightens the Holidays for Foster Kids in Miami