CommunityPBGW 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.
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!
With the success of our “Jeans Fridays” we decided to continue the effort beyond February. Money raised in March and April will benefit A Woman’s Place, Buck’s County’s only domestic violence organization.
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’s 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 http://giving.chop.edu/site/PageNavigator/Gift_of_Childhood/index.html
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 USA alone. Here is a little history of the Movember Campaign and Movember 101.
With the help of several other PBGW employees, I hope to raise $1,000 for the Movember Foundation. Please offer your support to Team PBGW as we grow our staches and raise funds for this important cause!
***Update 12/10/14: Team PBGW collectively raised $2,297 to support the Movember Foundation! Thank you to all who contributed to the fundraising efforts for such a great cause.
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 at http://breathingroomfoundation.org/.
Please direct questions or comments about our community service involvement to firstname.lastname@example.org.