PwC US announced on Friday that its Greater Michigan practice is launching its "100 Ways to Give Back" volunteer initiative to mark its 100th anniversary in Detroit. The volunteer campaign is starting with the Annual Day of Giving on June 19, when more than 450 employees will volunteer at numerous locations in Detroit. Additionally, employees will volunteer in 100 ways throughout 2015 to support youth education, economic and community development, and talent recruitment efforts in the community.
Locations such as Gleaners Community Food Bank, Cornerstone Schools, the City of Detroit, various YMCAs, Arts & Scraps, Focus: HOPE and others will host the PwC volunteers striving to give back to their local communities.
100 Ways activities also include opportunities to participate in Earn Your Future (EYF) financial literacy modules, PwC's $190 million commitment to advance financial literacy, supported by the PwC Charitable Foundation.
"The 100th anniversary is a very special milestone for our firm and I can't think of a better way to launch our 100 Ways to Give Back campaign than by having our Greater Michigan practice in the community making a positive impact on the people that will help to grow our city in the next 100 years," stated Ray Telang, managing partner of PwC's Greater Michigan Market.
PwC's history in Detroit dates back to May 1915, when the firm merged with chartered public accountants Macpherson, Bonthron and Co., and operated from an office located in the Guardian Building (at that time, the Union Trust Building).
Throughout 2015, PwC will be tracking its volunteer impact and sharing with the community through its YouTube and Twitter accounts, where employees will tag volunteer activities with #PwCDetroitGivesBack. The firm also will celebrate its anniversary with a 100th birthday cake float in this year's America's Thanksgiving Day Parade and recognize its employees and their charitable contributions with a gala event at the end of the year.
In 2014, PwC, employees volunteered close to 350,000 hours and raised approximately $22 million for charitable causes.
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