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AFWA
The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance collected more than 750 pieces of professional clothing and accessories to donate to nonprofit Dress for Success at this year's Women Who Count National Conference in Orlando, Florida.

The donation, part of the organization's AFWA Gives Back initiative, was presented on Oct. 23, to Lena Graham-Morris, vice president of development for Dress for Success Greater Orlando.

“We have a shared mission to empower women to achieve their full potential," stated Anna Raney, director of the AFWA Foundation. "This makes Dress for Success the perfect AFWA Gives Back partner and one which our members are especially proud to support."

Dress for Success is a global nonprofit that provides professional attire for low-income women to help support their job search and interview process.
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BLUMSHAPIRO
Blumshapiro and its Blumshapiro Foundation donated $55,000 to nonprofit organizations aiding families and children across New England.

The donations were made to 25 different 501(c)3 family and children’s organizations throughout the Northeast in 2019. The Blumshapiro Foundation additionally contributed approximately $25,000 toward scholarships, memorials and other employee initiatives this year.

“Blumshapiro continues its tradition of giving that supports the greater communities in which we live and work,” stated Joe Kask, Blumshapiro CEO and president of the Blumshapiro Foundation. “This year, we further expanded the foundation’s focus on supporting children and families in need in response to our employees’ wishes. It is our way of becoming a stronger partner to our communities, our clients and each other.”

“We are very happy to consistently provide the financial assistance that these and other organizations need to make real changes in the lives of people they serve,” said Mary Kay Curtiss, a partner at Blumshapiro and treasurer of the Blumshapiro Foundation, in a statement. “Our foundation is the most effective way to be at the forefront of support within our local communities.”

The Blumshapiro Foundation will be accepting grant applications from qualified 501(c)3 organizations for 2020 beginning May 31, 2020 through July 31, 2020. For more information, head to the firm's site here.