St. Petersburg, FL, December 07, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Continental Group (TCG), a FirstService Residential Management company, along with employees of its St. Petersburg office are partnering with local charities, Metropolitan Ministries and Isaiah’s Inn to ensure that underprivileged people enjoy the holiday season.
The St. Petersburg regional office has set a goal of donating and delivering between 400 to 700 pounds of food to the homeless through Metropolitan Ministries, and TCG’s staff expects this initiative to make a strong impact. Metropolitan Ministries helps people who are struggling with illness, loss of work or homelessness with food, clothing, shelter and skills training.
Additionally, they will also sponsor several families from Isaiah’s Inn “Adopt-a-Family” program. Employees receive a wish list from each family and then purchase the requested gifts, along with wrapping paper, tape and bows to assure that parents do not miss out on the joy of wrapping their children’s gifts. Each parent also receives a gift for him or herself.
Each charitable holiday effort is part of Continental Cares, TCG’s year-round corporate philanthropic outreach program dedicated to enhancing the lives of the neighbors and residents of the communities it serves. The primary focus of Continental Cares is to reach out to nonprofit organizations and entities that meet the Continental Cares mission.
“TCG’s employees are extremely enthusiastic and generous when it comes to donating to each of these charities. We look forward to helping out each year,” said Mark Stoops, TCG Regional President, North Florida. “It is a pleasure for us to participate in these great food and gift drive donations and we request that the local St. Petersburg community joins us and gets involved.”
About Metropolitan Ministries
Metropolitan Ministries has been reaching out to hungry and homeless men, women and children since 1972 by providing them with food, clothing, shelter and other vital services. More importantly, they offer compassion and hope – hope for a brighter day and future. As the need in their community continues to grow, so does the Ministries’ commitment to its cause. Metropolitan Ministries’ mission is to care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in their community through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency as an expression of the ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ. To learn more about Metropolitan Ministries please visit http://www.metromin.org or call (813) 209-1000.
About Isaiah's Inn
Isaiah’s Inn is a very small, non-profit organization located in Clearwater, FL. Isaiah’s Inn provides housing services, a back-to-school program, summer camp, schooling, automobiles and the Adopt-a-Family program during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to local residents in need. Isaiah’s Inn has achieved great success and has helped many; in 2010, Isaiah’s Inn housed 43 families, and provided new shoes, clothes, books and school supplies to 213 children, sent 117 children to summer camp, encouraged 12 single moms and one single dad to go back to school to better their families’ lives and provided major auto repairs for seven families. To learn more about Isaiah’s Inn, visit www.peacememorial.org/IsaiahsInn or call (727) 449-2600.
About The Continental Group, Inc.
Founded in 1990, The Continental Group’s corporate headquarters is located in Hollywood, FL.
It also has regional offices in Boca Raton, Miami, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Vero Beach, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and Destin. The company is the largest manager of condominium and homeowner associations in the state, and one of South Florida’s leading private sector employers.
Today, The Continental Group manages and maintains 1,500 Associations and more than 310,000 residential units. As the leading community association management company in Florida, Continental pioneered many of the practices widely utilized throughout the industry today.
The Continental Group is a subsidiary of FirstService Residential Management (FSR). FSR is the largest manager of residential communities in North America, overseeing more than 5,600 properties and over 1.3 million residential units.
To learn more about The Continental Group, call (954) 925-8200, toll-free: (800) 215-2316 or visit www.tcgmgt.com.