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The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) announced this week that over 1,200 CPAs across the state donated their time to local communities during the Institute’s second annual Week of Service this past September.

Dwarfing last year’s volunteer group of approximately 800 volunteers, this year’s Week of Service saw 60 firm and PICPA-sponsored events held across Pennsylvania from Sept. 19 – 25.

PICPA worked with organizations including, but not limited to, the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, the Ronald McDonald House, food banks, and various other organizations.

“PICPA’s 2016 Week of Service was an even bigger success than our first initiative in 2015,” stated Lisa Myers, PICPA president. “CPAs across the state served many people of all ages during the week, and really enjoyed giving back to so many worthy causes. It’s nice that PICPA members are always on board when it comes to giving back to their local communities.”

The Week of Service represents just one of PICPA's charitable initiatives. Through their CPA Voice platform, CPAs provide services throughout the year, such as presenting financial literacy programs to schools and businesses, and accounting/tax advice via blogs and media.

For more information about PICPA’s Week of Service, head to the Institute’s site here.