Firms giving back: Protiviti donates 10 millionth meal

Global consulting firm Protiviti donates its ten millionth meal as part of its "i on Hunger" program; Dixon Hughes Goodman gives $48K to the Alzheimer's Association; Mazars USA announces its 2020 Giving Theme; and other charitable initiatives from firms across the country.

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ANGLIN REICHMANN ARMSTRONG
Huntsville, Alabama-based firm Anglin Reichmann Armstrong hosted a "Serve Day" on Oct. 18, 2019, which saw more than 50 of the firm's staff from both its Huntsville and Pensacola, Florida offices volunteer their time.

Anglin staff members worked on six different Serve Day projects for four local organizations in Huntsville. The Pensacola team added a fifth organization and seventh project for their Serve Day at the Pensacola Humane Society, where they spent time tending to shelter cats and made dog treats.

Activities in Huntsville included grocery deliveries for aging seniors, landscaping and yard cleanup for shelter pets and a shift at a hydroponic garden that provides fresh vegetables for families. Organizations aided included: CASA – Care and Assurance for the Aging; Greater Huntsville Humane Society; Manna House; Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama; and the Pensacola Humane Society.
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BLUMSHAPIRO
More than two dozen Blumshapiro staff members, their family members, and over 150 additional volunteers in New Haven, Connecticuit, helped pack more than 1,400 bags of nonperishable food items as part of the 2019 Blumshapiro Thanksgiving Food Basket Campaign for Christian Community Action.

The annual program provides Thanksgiving Day meals for more than 1,200 families and 3,000 New Haven residents served by Christian Community Action. Since 2012, the Top 100 Firm's initiative has provided meals to more than 24,000 residents.
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DHG
Top 20 Firm Dixon Hughes Goodman donated $48,811 and volunteered more than 500 hours to benefit the Alzheimer's Association and the Walk to End Alzheimer's for the firm's 12-month "Charity of Choice" corporate social responsibility campaign.

DHG staff members collectively donated more than $30,000 to the National Alzheimer’s Association Walk by organizing teams across the firm. The firm also raised funds during its "November Month of Giving" campaign and attended Alzheimer’s lunch-and-learn sessions in local offices to raise awareness about the disease.

“We are grateful to the employees of DHG for selecting the Alzheimer’s Association as their charity,” stated Katherine Lambert, CEO of DHG's Western Carolina chapter. “DHG’s support is invaluable and integral to furthering our mission, enabling us to help more individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.”
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MARKSNELSON
Kansas City, Missouri, firm MarksNelson is currently accepting donations for its annual "Wrapped in Warmth" campaign, accepting new clothing items to donate to local nonprofits that support the homeless.

The firm is collecting winter clothing items, including new hats, scarves and gloves, through Dec. 12, 2019, at the following locations across the Kansas City area:

  • MarksNelson: 1310 East 104th St, Ste. 300 Kansas City, Missouri
  • DeVry Institute: 1310 East 104th Street, Ste. 100 Kansas City, Missouri
  • Excel Constructors: 8041 West 47th St., Overland Park, Kansas
  • MarkOne: 1414 Genessee St., Kansas City, Missouri
  • Musselman & Hall: 4922 Blue Banks Ave., Kansas City, Missouri
  • Heritage Electric: 841 N. Martway Dr., Olathe, Kansas
  • Farmobile: 4001 W 114th St., Ste. 300 Leawood, Kansas

Donations are also being accepted by the MarksNelson Marks of Kindness Foundation, managed by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. For more information, head to the firm's site here.
Mazars USA LLP
MAZARS USA
Top 100 Firm Mazars USA has announced that its 2020 Giving Theme will be "Mental Health and Wellness."

Launched in 2018, Mazars's Giving Theme annually donates $100,000 to organizations dedicated to each year’s cause.

“Mental health and wellness is crucial for achieving positive outcomes in our communities and selecting it as our 2020 Giving Theme seemed like an excellent way to continue making a positive impact," said Mazars USA chairman and CEO Victor Wahba in a statement. "As a firm, we are pleased to be able to support those organizations at the forefront of the fight to promote mental health and wellness in all areas of society.”

Charities and organizations receiving financial donations, along with volunteer support in 2020, include: Youth Outreach Services in Chicago; Coalition for the Homeless; NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness); Long Island Crisis Center; and Merakey.

The firm will use the "#Mazars4MentalHealth" hashtag on social media to share their activities throughout the year.
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PROTIVITI
Global consulting firm Protiviti has donated its 10 millionth meal as part of its "i on Hunger" program, which provides meals for those in need around the world.

Protiviti staff members have been volunteering with local nonprofits to pack, deliver and serve meals since the program's inception. The initiative debuted as a global effort in 2014 as a result of employee feedback. The program has also expanded to include collaboration with nonprofit partners to examine root causes of hunger in order to find sustainable solutions.

“We have exceeded our expectations of the ‘i on Hunger’ program thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our people worldwide,” stated Dan O’Keefe, Protiviti senior managing director, who conceived and continues to oversee the "i on Hunger" program. “We cannot thank enough our partners who represent 165 very passionate and capable non-profit organizations worldwide who serve those in need. They are the great difference makers. We also very much appreciate the generous support of over 350 participating client companies. We look forward to applying more of Protiviti’s know-how over the next several years to help reduce the number of people who become food insecure. As we like to say, ‘Hunger doesn’t stop and neither do we.’”

For more on "i on Hunger," head to the program's site here.
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