BDO USA's 2014 Week of Service Positively Impacts Communities Across the Country

October 2014

Jerry Walsh
WalshPR
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jerry@prwalsh.com

Chicago, IL – BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional service organizations, recently conducted its third annual "Week of Service" to positively impact communities around the country. During this week, BDO staff volunteered more than 3000 hours of their time and raised or donated almost $28,000 to worthy causes, impacting close to 10,000 people (see by-the-numbers infographic). The Week of Service is part of BDO USA's year-round BDO Counts initiative – the firm’s ongoing community outreach program that challenges BDO professionals across the country to give back to the communities in which BDO does business.

"We are proud to report that we surpassed virtually all of last year's numbers with more volunteers participating, total hours spent volunteering and money raised for worthy causes. While these statistics are powerful, they only scratch the surface in illustrating the impact BDO has made – and continues to make – in the communities it serves around the country," said BDO Counts Task Force Chair Mike Soza. "As a firm, we are very active in community service and charitable causes throughout the year. We created the Week of Service as an opportunity for even more BDO professionals to get involved in worthwhile causes. I'd like to thank everyone who rolled up their sleeves and participated."

The following is just a brief sample of some of the ways in which BDO personnel donated their time during the 2014 Week of Service:

  • Volunteered at local food banks and soup kitchens
  • Beautified communities by cleaning up public parks, a beachfront, a neighborhood and wildlife refuge
  • Volunteered at schools and after-school programs
  • Cared for animals at local shelters
  • Raised funds for health-related causes through 5K runs, walks, charity bowl-a-thons and other tournaments
  • Supported veterans and made care packages for soldiers

About BDO USA

BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through 52 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,264 offices in 144 countries.

BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. For more information please visit: www.bdo.com.