Firms giving back: CLA donates nearly 500 children's bicycles

CLA donates nearly 500 children's bicycles and helmets

Just in time for the holidays, Top 100 Firm CliftonLarsonAllen has donated nearly 500 children’s bicycles and helmets across its 110 offices throughout the country via Toys for Tots and other charitable organizations.

“CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people and our communities. We live out that purpose by developing relationships in our communities and fully participating in them,” stated CEO Denny Schleper. “We’re grateful to be able to support organizations across the nation that bring joy to so many children and their families.”

“Our brand is about creating opportunities by moving forward, so donating bikes makes sense,” said Nancy Brown, managing partner at CLA, in a statement. “Bikes are a fun catalyst for wellness and progress, powered by human energy.”

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Henry+Horne senior manager volunteers with Foundation for Blind Children

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Henry+Horne senior manager Steve Pope recently served as a sighted guide for 12 students of the Foundation for Blind Children on a sailing trip to the Spanish Virgin Islands. Pope serves as president of the board for the Foundation for Blind Children and has previously volunteered with the organization.

The group of students, known as the Blind Buccaneers, crewed three boats for six days, sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Nov. 10. Students controlled the boats for the whole journey after taking prep courses prior to sailing.

“As the kids got familiar with the boats, it was fun to watch their confidence levels change dramatically,” stated Pope. “Our trip was absolutely incredible and I’m truly amazed at what our kids have been able to do.”

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Stephano Slack delivers gifts to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, donates check to Bringing Hope Home

Accounting firm Stephano Slack has donated gifts to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health in Pennsylvania for this year’s “Operation Santa.” The firm’s philanthropic Service Team and other staff members purchased and wrapped 150 gifts for children in Devereux programs over the holidays.

Devereux’s Children’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services Center helps serve children with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and behavioral and emotional disorders.

“These kids face moment to moment challenges and it’s heartbreaking to think of them missing out on the joy of the holidays. It is a privilege to be a part of this program and very rewarding to bring some happiness their way,” stated Andrew Block, senior tax accountant and a founder of Stephano Slack’s Service Team. “All of us recognize how fortunate we are, and we’re happy to be able to help.”

The Service Team also presented a $2,500 check to Bringing Hope Home, a local organization dedicated to helping families affected by cancer. Funds were raised at the Service Team’s December Bowling Bonanza, wherein 30 staff members and friends participated.

“The Service Team’s original goal was to spearhead efforts to give back to the communities in which we work, but the enthusiasm and camaraderie our Service Team has quickly built is a wonderful add-on,” said Michael Stephano, managing partner, in a statement. “I’m very proud of how all our employees have stepped up, not just this holiday season but all year.”

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