The Continental Group (TCG) Employees Bring Holiday Joy to Children throughout Vero Beach

Top Quote The Continental Group (TCG), a FirstService Residential Management company, is making a difference with local charity, The Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program, to spread cheer to children in the Vero Beach area this holiday season. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 17, 2011 - HOLLYWOOD, Fla.- The TCG Vero Beach regional office is collecting gifts to contribute to a toy drive for more than 700 "at-risk" children from single family homes that The Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program serves. TCG employees will provide gifts that promote recreation, education, self-esteem, creativity and relationship building for children between the ages of 5 and 18 years old. Suggested gifts include sports equipment, educational electronic games, family board games, baby dolls, art kits, Lego's®, K'NEX® sets, craft kits, journal and pen sets, bath and fragrance sets for both teen boys and girls, as well as gift wrapping supplies. Vero Beach residents that wish to participate can drop off toy donations at the Youth Guidance office located at 1028 20th Place, Vero Beach, FL.

    "We are proud to work with Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program. It is great to know that our employees can make a difference for children this holiday season. TCG is always thrilled to be involved in such a great holiday cause," said Gary Pyott, President Garden Style/HOA.

    This 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. The primary focus of Continental Cares is to reach out to nonprofit organizations and entities that meet the Continental Cares mission.

    "The essence of the season is making sure that every child can enjoy the holidays and I encourage all corporations to help make this possible in their local communities," stated Tim O'Keefe, TCG's CEO, who is the guiding force behind the Holiday initiatives taking place throughout its statewide regional offices.

    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. FSR is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV, TSX: FSV), a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, providing a variety of services in commercial real estate, residential property management and property services. More information about FirstService is available at
    To learn more about The Continental Group, call (954) 925-8200, toll-free: (800) 215-2316 or visit

    About Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program

    The Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program was founded in 1973 to serve the children in the community of Vero Beach. Funded by Indian River County and the United Way, monies for the program's activities are obtained through fundraisers, individual donations, service clubs, organizations, churches, foundations and businesses. Volunteers aim to raise children's self-esteem by satisfying their most basic needs such as attention, affection, praise, recognition and status. Children are referred to us from parents, schools, agencies, or citizens. Parents and children must be willing to cooperate. To learn more about the Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program or to get involved, call (772) 770-5040 or visit

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