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TCG Extends a Helping Hand to Local Charities During the Holidays

The Continental Group's Orlando office feeds the hungry, plays Santa and raises awareness for breast cancer in Central Florida
 
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    MIAMI, FL, December 09, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Continental Group (TCG), a FirstService Residential Management company, reaches out to its local community by lending its support to various, local charities. Its Orlando regional office will be contributing to a variety of philanthropic activities throughout Central Florida this holiday season.

Each holiday charitable effort is part of Continental Cares, TCG's year-round corporate philanthropic outreach program dedicated to enhancing the lives of the neighbors, residents and communities it serves across Florida. The primary focus of Continental Cares is to reach out to nonprofit organizations and entities that meet the Continental Cares mission.

Employees from TCG's Orlando office are addressing the plight of hunger in their community by donating canned and packaged foods to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, a charity that collects and distributes food locally to stock the pantries of community food banks.

Residents of TCG-managed properties will donate toys in an effort to brighten the Holidays of disadvantaged children by partnering with Toys for Tots. Donation boxes have been placed throughout condominium and HOA communities, and employees will also take part by bringing a wrapped toy to their annual holiday party.

Additionally, TCG's Orlando regional office will hold a bake sale and raffle to benefit Libby's Legacy, a local breast cancer awareness organization that provides free or low-cost preventative screenings or treatment options to the community.

"Our employees are thrilled to take part in these particular charities every year," said Fernando Dominguez, TCG's Senior Vice President of the Central Florida Region. "They affect families that live right here in the Central Florida and Orlando area, so it's always meaningful for us to get involved because we are helping our friends and neighbors."

About Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 500 partner agencies in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. http://www.foodbankcentralflorida.org/

About Toys for Tots
The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future. http://www.toysfortots.org/

About Libby's Legacy
The Mission of Libby's Legacy is to provide comprehensive breast health care to the underserved Central Florida community through education, mammograms, follow up diagnostics and Hope Coaches on the journey from diagnosis to treatment.

Libby's Legacy also helps stage IV breast cancer patients battling this disease by granting wishes in order to create cherished memories with loved ones through the LIVE BIG program. Not just Surviving...but LIVING! http://www.libbyslegacy.org

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 http://www.tcgmgt.com.



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