PBGW continually strives to give back to the community. As a firm, we participate in various charitable events and fundraising activities throughout the year. Please take a minute to view our current and upcoming community events, as well as the causes we have supported in the past.
PBGW’s First Annual Halloween Bash
**This is an indoor event**
On Thursday, October 29th from 6-8pm, PBGW will be hosting our first annual Halloween Bash on behalf of The Miracle League!
Last fall we participated in the event held by The Miracle League of Lehigh Valley, in which businesses and groups volunteer to host a table and distribute goodies to kids who might not otherwise be able to participate in trick-or-treating fun because of a disability. This year we are bringing the event to Montgomery Township, enabling children with physical and/or developmental disabilities in our area to participate.
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The Miracle League started their Halloween Bash after recognizing that many children faced difficulties trick or treating on Halloween. The distance between houses, long walkways and stairs can be a challenge, so they came up with a way to provide a safe and easily accessible alternative. We chose to host our own version because we feel there are many kids in our area who could benefit from such an event. This is a free event and we look forward to reaching as many kids as possible. If you are interested in bringing your child, please fill out the form below. And though this event is intended to for children with special needs, their siblings are absolutely welcome to attend as well. Parents – we know some children cannot have candy and when you show up at the event, there will be a registration table where we will have different colored bags that will indicate to all of the vendors whether your child should be given candy. All of the booths will have a non-candy option.
We are still looking for support from local businesses and groups to volunteer to host a booth. We will provide you with a 10′ x 10′ space where you can set up and decorate a table and distribute candy and non-candy Halloween-themed items to the children. There will even be a prize for the best decorated space, as voted on by the trick-or-treaters. Space is limited so if you are interested in hosting a booth, please register soon.
The form below can be used to register your child or to volunteer to host a booth. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Ronald McDonald House
On May 26th, a group of volunteers from PBGW headed to the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia to prepare dinner for patients and their families staying at the facility. The idea for supporting RMH came from the new chair of our community committee, Ann Martyn, who was inspired to give back to an organization that has helped her grandson, Nicholas, who is battling cancer and frequently stays at the facility when receiving treatment at St. Christopher’s Hospital next door. In addition to preparing a meal, we donated two months of funds raised through our Jeans Friday campaign to the organization. Though all of our community service events are meaningful to us, this one was particularly gratifying because of the personal connection to Ann. Her daughter Christine even came with Nick to help prepare the meal. Everyone loved this community service event and we subsequently decided to make it a semi-annual project. We hope to return in the fall to prepare another meal. To learn more about the incredible work they do, visit their website.
A Woman’s Place
After months of raising money through our Jeans Friday campaign and collecting items for the domestic violence shelter and thrift store operated by A Woman’s Place, we were thrilled to be able to present the incredible organization with two carloads full of donations! Read more
Montgomery Township Canine Unit
In 2014, PBGW contributed to numerous charitable organizations as part of our community service efforts. We hosted a booth for Miracle League trick-or-treaters, fed a family for Thanksgiving through the Breathing Room Foundation, raised over $2,000 for the Movember Foundation, and provided dozens of toys for the kids at CHOP. As we entered our busy tax season, we wanted to find a way to continue our community support in 2015. During the months of January and February, PBGW employees participated in “Dollars for Denim.” Each Friday, our staff could choose to pay $5 to wear jeans to work. The money raised was donated to the Montgomery Township Canine Unit in memory of K-9 Bauer who recently passed away. The staff raised $750, which the firm matched, donating $1,500 to the Canine Unit!
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Toy Drive
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has touched the lives of so many in our community, including those of our firm. It’s a small token of appreciation that PBGW employees helped to fulfill items on the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia wish list throughout the month of December to ensure that all children have access to toys at this special time of year. To learn more about the family-centered care that the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers and ways for you to reach out, please visit their website.
For the past 6 years I’ve been involved in “No Shave November,” or formally “Movember.” It is an effort to raise awareness and funding for men’s health programs. Movember began in 2003 and, since inception, has raised $559 million in donations and has funded 832 men’s health projects thanks to the 4 million + “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sistas.” Last year, Movember raised $22.9 million in the U.S. alone. Here is a little history of the Movember Campaign and Movember 101. We formed a team of PBGW employees with the goal of raising $1,000 for the Movember Foundation. Thanks to the support of fellow PBGW employees, clients, friends, and family, Team PBGW collectively raised $2,297 for this important cause!
Breathing Room Foundation – Thanksgiving Meal
I recently reached out to the Breathing Room Foundation, an organization that helps support local families dealing with cancer, to see how PBGW could lend our firm’s support this holiday season. We chose to provide the Thanksgiving meal for a family whose husband/father is battling liver cancer. During the month of November, we collected all of the items needed to feed the family of seven. We hope our contribution helped ease the burden of the holiday and allowed the family to simply enjoy each other’s company on Thanksgiving Day. To learn more about this amazing organization that strives to provide a little bit of “breathing room” for families affected by cancer, visit their website
Miracle League Halloween Bash
PBGW celebrated Halloween a little early with the Miracle League Halloween Bash! On October 16th, 2014, three employees from the firm made the hour-long trek to Schnecksville to host a booth at the exciting event. For those not familiar with the organization, the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley provides children with special needs and developmental disabilities the opportunity to play baseball on a state-of-the-art rubber surface field. Because trick-or-treating can sometimes be difficult for these children, the annual Halloween Bash allows them to safely collect candy and goodies from volunteers hosting booths in the lot outside the field. The generosity of our staff was evident as we had collected more than enough goodies to distribute. The enthusiastic kids all seemed impervious to the downpour that persisted throughout the evening. It was a rewarding and humbling event that we hope to be able to participate in again next year.
Please direct questions or comments about our community service involvement to firstname.lastname@example.org.