From coast to coast, our people collected money, held drives and volunteered their time to give back to their communities during the holiday season:
- The Chicago, Livingston and Oak Brook offices collected donations and unwrapped toys to support Toys for Tots drives. Off-site team members also delivered toys to local Toys for Tots drop-off locations across the U.S., including Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Texas.
- The Chicago, Oak Brook and Springfield offices participated in several giving campaigns to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The campaign helped give a little girl and her family a family cruise vacation.
- Columbus personnel volunteered to collect donations for the Salvation Army's holiday bell-ringing campaign to support the Children Hunger Alliance’s ice-skating party on December 11.
- Elkhart purchased non-perishable and household items and collected monetary donations to support the Salvation Army's Red Ribbon Christmas Campaign, which provides personal care gift baskets to needy.
- The Indianapolis offices supported four families through the Julian Center's adopt-a-family program. Personnel purchased the gifts from the families' wish lists and made donations to purchase gift cards.
- Knoxville purchased gifts to support the Tennessee Society of CPAs’ Angel Tree project and fulfilled 20 gift wishes for underprivileged children.
- Los Angeles supported Junior Blind of America by sponsoring its children's wish lists, providing several wrapped gifts and sponsoring a holiday party for 28 children on December 11.
- Nashville personnel donated clothes, books, toys and non-perishable food items to support a family of eight for the Franklin Special City Schools' adopt-a-family program.
- San Francisco raised money to support a needy family through Compass Family Services. The family received an outing to the movies and a $100 grocery gift card plus each family member received a wish list item, a cold weather outfit and a gift card to his or her favorite store.
- South Bend sponsored and volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County’s annual holiday party on December 16.Volunteers helped spread the holiday spirit with games, food and prizes for about 60 children. South Bend also held its annual "Crowe Gives Back at the Holidays" drive to raise money for and donate items to various community organizations, including:
- Mittens filled with gifts for kids for the Oaklawn Mittens to support adolescents in need throughout South Bend and Elkhart
- Gifts for five families through the Jefferson School's adopt-a-family program
- Boxes of food and monetary donations for local food pantries
- "Wish list" items for 10 individuals for the REAL Services' Elves for Elders drive, which serves seniors in North Central Indiana
- Several bags of food, treats, toys, blankets and monetary donations for the Pet Refuge
Learn more about Crowe’s year-round corporate giving on our Crowe Foundation site.