Our Caring Goes Far Beyond the Boundaries of Your Community
At FirstService Residential in California, we are passionate about giving back to our communities, friends and neighbors we serve. Our team members live, work and play in the same communities as you do, and we strive to provide service that goes above and beyond every day.
We have been actively involved in philanthropic giving since our founding over 30 years ago. Our employees are passionate about helping people and local communities. We contribute to many charitable organizations including an annual program for the United Way as well as the Habitat for Humanity, Home Aid, American Red Cross, City of Hope, Vocational Visions and Human Options.
The United Way has awarded us with the following: Platinum Achievement Award, The Spirit of Orange County Company Award, A Golden Key Award and a Nomination for Excellence in Leadership Giving Award.
We also help communities in need in times of disaster. The most recent example occurred in late 2012 when Hurricane Sandy – the largest Atlantic hurricane in history – caused devastation throughout New York and New Jersey. The storm caused significant damage to approximately 200 properties managed by FirstService Residential New York and FirstService Residential New Jersey, as well as considerable hardship for residents and their families.
However, just a few days after the storm hit, FirstService Residential established a $10 million emergency Hurricane Recovery Fund to help affected residents and properties begin making repairs before their insurance claims were finalized. Thanks to this immediate short term loan funding, our residents and their families were able to begin the recovery process and start getting back to their daily lives.
Our associates continually live our mission by giving back to their communities. Here are some of the ways they brightened the holidays for those in need this holiday season:
Sacramento partnered with CAI's California North chapter to donate gifts to fill the wish lists of 30 foster kids. They also collected toiletries throughout the year from the hotels they stayed in, and delivered them to a homeless shelter.
Trilogy at La Quinta donated $5,000 to the Shop with a Firefighter (SWAFF) program, which helps 25 underprivileged children during the holiday season.
San Diego collected socks, blankets and toiletries for “Jus Sayin,” an organization that feeds the homeless in San Diego.
Carlsbad partnered with CAI to donate clothing and toiletries to homeless and street kids through the Stand Up for Kids organization.
Ladera Ranch collected 1,300 toys for the program Toys for Troops.
Upland conducted fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for a family of seven they adopted this holiday season.
Inland Empire sponsored the Rancho Damacitas group homes in Temecula, providing all 40 children with two gifts from their wish lists, ranging from gift cards, tablets, sneakers, football gear, bikes and skateboards.