The Community Outreach Committee was established to utilize the great resources of our IFMA-SV members focusing on programs that highlight the FM value and help our local communities. Here are some examples of how we give back:

SPRING – Rebuilding Together

Our biggest undertaking of the year where every aspect of our vast industry is utilized! Here’s a partial list of what we do: material sourcing (paint, furniture, lumber, flooring), maintenance (carpet removal, painting, cleaning, repair), space planning & design (furniture placement, code exiting), large-scale construction & installation (HVAC systems, new construction, structural reinforcement), and grounds landscaping (design, planting, debris cleanup)

The hard work always results in a project we are proud of for a very worthy cause.

In 2013 we are continuing work that we started at the 49ers Academy/Costano School in East Palo Alto.  Work will take place April 26 and 17 (see our calendar for more details)

SUMMER – River Clean Up and Beach Clean Up:
Environmental Events

In June or July each year we enthusiastically join with members of BOMA and CREW to clean up the Guadalupe River in downtown San Jose.

In August each year we continue a now 17 year tradition sponsored by Herman Miller  – a beach cleanup or environmental restoration event, followed by a barbeque and bonfire – if this is giving-back sign me up!

FALL = FOOD!

The Community Outreach Committee joins Hotel de Zinc – an assembly line of sandwiches reaches across the Bay Area stopping at a different local shelter each year to feed those homeless and in need in our community.

Also Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank – usually at our October Chapter Meeting.

WINTER – Holiday Toy Drive

IFMA-SV works with local Fire Departments each holiday season to provide toys and necessities to children and teens in need. It’s a very gratifying experience especially when the firemen arrive at our Holiday Event each year to take away the HUGE haul!

Please visit the Events Calendar for more information on upcoming Community Outreach events and to get involved.

For more information on giving-back in your community with IFMA-SV, see the Volunteer page.