April 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, Fla. - The joy of being a kid and being presented with your first bicycle is unmatched. Yet many children are unable to experience that joy. On April 10, Paul Davis franchise office owners and associates from across the country took part in a teambuilding experience to help change that reality for a group of students associated with Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School in Washington DC. The result of the efforts was a generous donation of 20 bicycles and helmets to help students with recreation and local transportation. The event took place during Paul Davis Restoration Inc.’s annual convention at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, DC.
Convention participants took time out of their busy day of meetings and workshops to come together and build bikes for the local kids in the community. The groups shared "first bike" stories among themselves and then got to work building bikes and preparing cards for beneficiary children. At the end of the day, participants received a great surprise with children from the local school who received their bikes in person. Paul Davis also enjoyed lunch with the students at the neighboring waterfront attraction in National Harbor, Md.
The mission of Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School is to provide a world-class education that motivates students to achieve high academic standards, enjoy learning, and develop as ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens who contribute actively to their communities.
Sean Gough, the School’s Director of Corporate and Community Affairs, thanked the Paul Davis teams in person for their time and donation. Gough stated, "This event truly exemplified everyone’s willingness to take time out of their busy schedules to give back to the community. Each member of the Paul Davis organization was warm and friendly and made our children feel extraordinary!"
According to Tim Robinson, CEO of Paul Davis Restoration Inc., the company continues its culture of giving back to communities where local office owners and staff members live and work. "We enjoyed meeting the talented students and providing each one of them with a gift as a token of our thanks for their hard work in school," said Robinson. "Our offices operate in am environment of teamwork, so this activity supports what we do everyday in people’s homes and businesses," he said.
Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. is a national franchisor and leading provider of restoration services for residential and commercial properties since 1966. Paul Davis Restoration also provides complete remodeling services and has franchise locations throughout North America with owners and technicians who are certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Visit the website at www.pauldavis.com.
SOURCE Paul Davis