40+ Team Members Participated in 2022 CPA Day of Service
AAFCPAs Team Members remain enthusiastic about giving back to communities in need. The firm offers one Paid Day of Service to each team member annually to demonstrate our commitment and expose them to social responsibility. More than forty of AAFCPAs’ team members used their Paid Day in June as part of the 10th Annual CPA Day of Service, organized in collaboration with the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MassCPAs).
AAFCPAs celebrated this year’s Day of Service by volunteering as teams at:
- Cradles to Crayons, which is an AAFCPAs client that provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play. AAFCPAs’ volunteers sorted and inspected donated items and then packaged them for delivery to the children who need them.
- Rosie’s Place is an AAFCPAs client, and a multi-service community center that offers LGBTQIA+ women with emergency shelter, meals, and so much more. AAFCPAs’ volunteers learned about Rosie’s Place programs and helped with meal preparation for shelter guests.
- Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), an AAFCPAs client, protects animals, relieves their suffering, advances their health and welfare, prevents cruelty, and works for a just and compassionate society. Our volunteers spent the day at Nevin’s Farm assisting with cleaning the paddock and barns, as well as other projects.
- Jookender Community Initiatives Inc. is an inclusive, friendly, warm, and welcoming community organization that serves Russian-speaking Jewish families in the Greater Boston metropolitan area. Volunteers assisted with sorting and packaging donated essentials to send to Ukrainian families in need.
The Jookender experience this year was sought out based on overwhelming input from our employees who wished to respond to the on-going humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Our team came together to help meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable, many of them women and children, including a growing number of unaccompanied and separated children.
AAFCPAs’ company-sponsored Charitable Foundation also made cash donations to the above charities to help sustain their programming.
“When we give back to those with less resources, it is us who are fortunate,” said Sorie Kaba, CPA, AAFCPAs Partner. “Our hope is that these positive experiences as a team will lead to a life-long personal commitment to serving those in need.”
Community Service is a core value of AAFCPAs, and the essence of our culture. AAFCPAs celebrates the many nonprofits that enrich our lives by committing to donate 10% of our net income annually back to nonprofits.