FQ Cares is our corporate initiative to facilitate charitable efforts. At Furnished Quarters, we strive to positively impact the world around us. Our social strategy focuses on leveraging our resources—people, skills, expertise, and funding. As a team we work together to support the charitable efforts and social causes that are collectively and individually important. Whether it's a local fund drive or a national charitable organization, we work hard to provide as much impact as we can.
At Furnished Quarters, we are committed to our communities, both where we work and where we live. We support the communities and the charities that are important to social and economic development. Our goals are altruistic as we strive to achieve the greatest positive impact we can.
Furnished Quarters realizes our greatest asset is our people. We support our staff and the charities and organizations that are important to them, whether through monetary assistance, expertise, or time. Our support of our staff helps build and solidify our family environment and comes back to us through the hard work and extra efforts our staff puts forth in pursuit of the company values and goals. Furnished Quarters consistently matches employee contributions for the causes that mean the most to them.
What can a temporary housing company do to help the environment? This was the question that we asked ourselves when we began our initiative. At Furnished Quarters, we continue our drive to be greener everyday. From the materials we use to the choices we make, how we affect the environment is always the primary ingredient in the decisions we make. We have changed our cleaning products and trained our outdoor teams to be aware of lighting and climate controls. We are also updating our electronics and appliances to more energy-efficient models. All of our efforts, while small in scale, add to this bold initiative to ensure a greener planet.
AIDS WALK New York
We have been a sponsor and participant since 2006. AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $105 million for HIV programs and services and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in the world.
American Cancer Society
For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of fellow supporters worldwide, we're helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer.
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes. By funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivering services to hundreds of communities; and providing objective and credible information, the ADA gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters sells items donated by us to raise funds for their organization.
Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children.
This year, City Harvest will collect 42 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 600 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers who face hunger each year.
City Harvest also addresses hunger's underlying causes by supporting affordable access to nutritious food in low-income communities; educating individuals, families, and communities in the prevention of diet-related diseases; channeling a greater amount of local farm food into high-need areas; and enhancing the ability of our agency partners to feed hungry men, women, and children.
Coldwell Banker's Spirit of Home
We donate to this event every year. The money raised goes to Pine Street Inn, a homeless shelter and an outreach center.
Furnish a Future
We continually donate furniture and household goods to this program. All donated items help create homes for individuals and families who are moving out of homeless shelters and into their own apartments.
The Jewish Home for the Elderly
Since 1973, The Jewish Home for the Elderly has been enhancing lives for generations. As the needs of seniors have changed, the array of services offered by the Home has expanded accordingly. The Home strives to continually enhance the medical, social, and emotional well-being of those who choose them for life care services. The organization is proud to have over 750 employees committed to carrying out the Home’s mission of excellence.
MA Coalition for Homeless
The Massachusetts Coalition helps families transition out of homelessness and into permanent housing—we assist this effort by providing donated items.
National Veterans Services Fund, Inc.
We recently donated one of our moving vans to the National Veterans Service Fund (NVSF), which provides social services and medical assistance to veterans and their families.
of Real Estate Professionals
The Cambridge Community of Real Estate Professionals is a non-profit organization composed of Real Estate Professionals whose primary business is based in Cambridge, MA. They are dedicated to improving the standards of real estate practice and the level of professionalism while also helping raise awareness and charitable funds for homelessness.
We support Our Place through the Cambridge Community of Realtors. The organization has a
center for homeless children and helps families get back into housing.
The Empire State Pride Agenda is New York's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization. Through education, organizing, and advocacy programs, the organization works toward creating a broadly diverse alliance of LGBT people and allies in government, communities of faith, labor, all sectors of the workforce, and other social justice movements to achieve equality for LGBT New Yorkers and the broader goals of social, racial, and economic justice.
Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that provides free educational, recreational, and social programs to children facing medical challenges and their families.
Project Sunshine empowers a dynamic and dedicated corps of over 10,000 volunteers to bring programming—recreational (arts), educational (tutoring and mentoring), and social services (HIV and nutritional counseling)—to over 60,000 children facing medical challenges and their families in 150 major cities across the United States and in 5 international satellite sites: Canada, China, Israel, Kenya and Puerto Rico.