Hundreds of certified public accountants across Illinois participated in the Illinois CPA Society’s 14th annual CPA Day of Service on Sept. 23, 2023, with others still planning activities later this fall.
Goodwill and good times were plentiful as nearly 900 CPAs in their matching CPA Day of Service T-shirts took part in a wide variety of individual and group charitable and community service activities in support of the communities and causes they care for. Assisting at animal shelters, preparing meals at food banks, feeding the homeless, making children’s backpacks, and running marathons were just some of the countless activities that brought much-needed aid and support to the organizations the volunteers spent their time with.
“The CPA Day of Service’s motto, ‘A good day for doing good,’ rang true once again. We had a phenomenal turnout, with about 25% more volunteers participating this year, which just goes to show how much care and compassion CPAs have for the communities they live and work in,” says Geoffrey Brown, CAE, Illinois CPA Society president and CEO. “It was really rewarding to get out among some of these groups and see the impacts they’re making. We thank our members and their friends, families, and colleagues for coming together across Illinois to serve their communities.”
Among the organizations supported by CPA Day of Service volunteers this year were Bernie’s Book Bank, Big Shoulders Fund, Equestrian Connection, Feed My Starving Children, Fit-2-Serve, Glenwood Academy, Habitat for Humanity, Heart House, Holiday Heroes, Lambs Farm, Matthias Academy, Meals on Wheels, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Olive Branch Mission, PAWS Chicago, The Anti-Cruelty Society, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, and more.