Kansas City accounting firm MarksNelson recently held their fifth annual “Volunteer Day” last month, seeing over 130 staff members give aid to local nonprofits. Volunteers helped paint, clean, make blankets, assemble health kits, and help with yard work.

Volunteer Day is part of the firm's Marks of Kindness program, which looks to engage staff with local charitable endeavors to build relationships with nonprofits and increase teamwork within the firm. Notably, MarksNelson won the 2015 IMPACT Award from the Kansas City Business Journal for the program, as well as the "We AAM to Serve" award from the Association of Accounting Marketers.

This year's event worked with the following Kansas City organizations:

  • Cornerstones of Care
  • Giving the Basics
  • Grace United Community Ministries
  • Heart to Heart International
  • Horizon Academy
  • Jerusalem Farm
  • JFS of Greater Kansas City
  • Project Linus
  • Scraps KC
  • TNC Community
Staff members participating in the sixth annual Volunteer Day.
Staff members participating in the sixth annual Volunteer Day. MarksNelson

For more on the Marks of Kindness program and the firm, head to MarksNelson's site here.