CHICAGO, October 5, 2016 – Making a difference in their local communities was the main mission for accounting and financial professionals who participated in The Illinois CPA Society’s 7th annual CPA Day of Service on September 23rd. A record total of over 1,350 volunteers teamed up at events around the state to help with community gardening, packaging food for families in need, collecting books and learning materials for children and a host of other activities.
“CPAs are known for their financial expertise and the good work they do every day to help individuals, families and companies achieve success.” said Todd Shapiro, President and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society. “Our annual CPA Day of Service encourages CPAs to expand their supportive nature even further by giving back in a variety of hands-on ways to the communities where they live and work.”
Among the many organizations visited by CPA Day of Service volunteers this year included Habitat for Humanity, the DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville, the Ronald McDonald Houses of Chicago and Oak Lawn, Feed My Starving Children in Aurora, Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff, and the Chicago Park District.
About the Illinois CPA Society
The Illinois CPA Society, with more than 24,000 members, is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. Our mission is dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA profession through the strategic initiatives of advocacy, information, education and connections.
CPA Day of Service participants from Washington, Pittman & McKeever, LLC in Chicago join Illinois CPA Society President & CEO, Todd Shapiro (2nd from left), at a community garden on the city’s west side.
Volunteers from Shepard, Schwartz & Harris LLP bake cookies for families at The Ronald McDonald House of Chicago.