Wipfli’s Community Day helps 58 organizations

November 18, 2011
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Wipfli LLP closed its doors for business on September 29 so that hundreds of associates across the country could spend the day giving back to the communities that have fueled the firm’s growth. In just this one day, associates dedicated over 4100 work hours to make a difference in their communities.

Organizations that were helped by Wipfli associates across the states of Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Washington reiterated that valuable contributions were made on the firm’s Community Day this year.

Frances Anthon of the Assault and Abuse Services of Stephenson County, located in Freeport, Illinois, said, “The work the associates did for us - maintenance, mitigating flood damage and cleaning - we have no resources to deal with. This day came at a perfect time for us. We are very pleased to have your help”

Cheryl Keller, Site Director for Circle of Learning in Rockford, Illinois, said. “We received a lot of assistance in updating terminated children’s files, filing, and cleaning. With the volunteers doing these things, we were then able to direct our time to other things. The volunteers worked very hard, they were pleasant and eager to do anything they could.”

Keith Kozerski, Interim Director of Catholic Charities in Minnesota said, "We could not have been more impressed with the professionalism and efficiency displayed by the Wipfli volunteers. The volunteers were able to finish the project in record time and then tackled two more areas that we couldn't have even dreamed would get done. Their efforts resulted in a more attractive and therapeutic environment for the youth we serve."

“The Wipfli employee volunteers helped Second Harvest by packing 1280 backpack bags with highly needed, nutritious, no-preparation-necessary food items for children in Spokane-area school districts,” said Debbie Clemens, Volunteer Coordinator for Second Harvest Food Bank. “The children chosen to receive these items each Friday during the school year are among Spokane’s poorest, who participate in their school’s Free and Reduced Meal Plan program while at school, and are the most at risk of hunger while away from their school on weekends. Wipfli volunteers’ gift of time and labor helped make it possible for us to provide these essential backpack bags.”

Kathy Hinkfuss, Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA in Green Bay, said, ““The Wipfli associates helped to bring smiles to 30 children who will occupy the newly brightened daycare room, as well as inspired the staff of the YWCA with their generosity.“

Adam Cabrera, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of Barron County in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, said, “Wipfli’s associates finished painting projects in a new facility and organized a back room for storage and supplies. Wipfli has been great for our organization.”

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