FirstService Residential Gathers Toys for Children Throughout Dade County This Holiday Season

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FirstService Residential’s Miami-Dade offices join forces with the Guardian Ad Litem Program.

FirstService Residential, formerly known in Florida as The Continental Group, took part in its yearly initiative to partner with the Guardian Ad Litem Program’s Voices for Children (VFC). VFC’s seventh Annual Toy Drive will benefit children in the Miami-Dade Foster Care System. Along with VFC, FirstService Residential’s Miami-Dade High-Rise Division advocates for the best interest of children who are abused, neglected or abandoned and are involved in court proceedings.

The holiday charitable effort is part of FirstService Residential Cares, FirstService’s year-round corporate philanthropic initiative dedicated to enhancing the lives of the neighbors, residents, and communities it serves across Florida. The primary focus of FirstService Residential Cares is to reach out to nonprofit organizations and entities that meet its mission. This year, associates and resident of FirstService Residential-managed communities donated 2,100 toys to benefit VFC and the children it serves.

“We are proud to continue our year-round relationship with Voices for Children. The efforts of FirstService Residential associates and those of the residents of the properties we manage, will provide holiday gifts to children who are in foster care and would otherwise not receive gifts during the holidays,” said Hector Vargas, President of Dade High-Rise for FirstService Residential.

About Voices for Children

Voices for Children is part of a unique collaboration with the 11th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program, serving as its fundraising arm, with the goal of ensuring that a Guardian Ad Litem represents every abused child in Miami-Dade County. Voices for Children also provides financial assistance to meet the children’s basic needs, such as medical, dental and mental-health services, food, clothing, furniture, school supplies, tutoring, day care, after-school care, summer camp, and more.

About FirstService Residential

FirstService Residential, previously known in Florida as The Continental Group, is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. As a leading property management company in North America, FirstService Residential oversees more than 6,500 residential and commercial associations including 1.5 million residential units and over 50 million square feet of commercial space across 21 U.S. states and three provinces in Canada. The company has more than 12,000 employees driving local market expertise and manages in excess of $6 billion in annual budgets. For more information, visit

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