PICPA Member, Firms Gearing Up for Holidays

While PICPA Cares is a year-long initiative, PICPA members and firms are especially busy in the fall and holiday seasons. See below for a volunteer opportunity in your chapter and help to brighten the spirits of those in your community.  

If you represent a firm that has an event planned, be sure to complete the form on the left and tell us about it!

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Fighting Crohn's & Colitis and Domestic Abuse

MIA 1Members of PICPA's Greater Philadelphia Chapter volunteered at two 5k run/walks during the weekend of Oct. 20, 2018.

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Volunteer Opportunities


Lunch at Johnstown Family Soup Kitchen
Dec. 12 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Vincent DePaul Family Kitchen
231 Bedford St., Johnstown, PA 15901
Join fellow chapter members to serve a warm lunch to the needy in your community. Contact Gina Brawley with questions at gbrawley@crownamerican.com or register

Greater Philadelphia

Operation Brotherly Love Holiday Carnival
Dec. 16 | 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Temple University Liacouras Center, Philadelphia
Join the Greater Philadelphia Chapter to help facilitate games and other activities. The carnival supports more than 700 Philadelphia-area families in need and provides more than 2,000 children with personalized holiday gifts. Learn more and register

Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Night
Dec. 22 | 4 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
100 Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134

Help prepare dinner for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House with children who are being treated at local medical facilities. Learn more and register

Lehigh Valley

New Bethany Ministries Volunteer Days
Nov. 15 and Nov. 19 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
339 W 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
For the last several years, the PICPA's Lehigh Valley Chapter has assisted New Bethany Ministries during the holidays in helping to feed the needy. Volunteers are needed to help sort donations for the ministry's food pantry. Register for either Nov. 15 or Nov. 19 and contact Tara Bender at tbender@crycpas.com for more info and questions.

Annual Thanksgiving Benefit & Awards Luncheon
Nov. 21  | 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn and Conference Center
Held traditionally on the day before Thanksgiving, this benefit luncheon brings the year to culmination with a celebration of LifePath's Everyday Lives. Registration includes an open bar cocktail hour, sit-down luncheon, keynote speaker, and silent and live auction events. This year's guest speaker is baseball legend Steve Garvey. Learn more and register.


Free Tax Prep for Low-Income Individuals, Families
Jan. 22-April 11, 2019 
Human Services Center Corporation (HSCC)
413 Penn Avenue Ext.
Turtle Creek, PA 15145
The HSCC, in cooperation with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, is seeking volunteers who are detail-oriented with a passion for community service, to prepare tax returns for low-income individuals and families in the Pittsburgh area in 2019. The HSCC needs 6 volunteer commitments by Dec. 1, 2018. Learn more, and if interested, contact Stephanie Eson.  


Annual Holiday Benefit Luncheon
Dec. 7  | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel
PICPA's Reading Chapter and the Law Foundation of Berks County are partnering once again for the 11th installment of this event benefiting Children's Home of Reading and other children's programs. The program features a silent and live auction and a keynote address from Johnny Bench, a member of baseball's Hall of Fame. Learn more and register.


Attitude of Gratitude
Nov. 21 | 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Westmoreland County Food Bank, Delmont

Join chapter members in giving back to the community by working together in the Westmoreland Food Bank warehouse packing food for Thanksgiving meals. Learn more and register.

Ideas for Firms

If your firm cannot commit to a service day on-site, consider implementing one of these ideas. They do not require much time and effort, but they will make a huge difference in your local communities and beyond.

PICPA Cares Around the State

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Central Chapter Day of Caring with the Centre County United WayCLCaring4

Wipfli Volunteers at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia2 (002)

Tell Us How You Care

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2017-18 Supporting Firms
The following firms participated in a community service program during the 2017-18 year. Be sure yours makes the list for 2018-19!

  • Abraham, Borda, Corvino, Butz, LaValva & Co. PC
  • Baker Tilly
  • Barnes Saly & Company PC
  • Batch & Company
  • Boyer & Ritter CPAs
  • Brinker Simpson & Co. LLC
  • Buckno Lisicky & Company
  • Concannon Miller
  • Corbenic Partners
  • Drucker & Scaccetti 
  • Dunlap & Associates PC
  • EY
  • GBB & Co. LLP
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Hamilton & Musser PC CPAs
  • HBK CPAs & Consultants
  • Isdaner & Company LLC
  • Kreischer Miller
  • Maillie LLP
  • Main Line Accounting LLC
  • Maher Duessel 
  • Marcum
  • Mazars USA LLP
  • One Financial Services
  • Widener University
  • Wipfli
EY-Earthwatch Ambassadors Program 

Learn about one firm's unique approach to volunteering in the Amazon.
Grabowski and friends on the Amazon with EY Earthwatch 2017