Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants was proud to join with the Young Professionals group of the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA YPs) for its sixth annual Global Volunteer Week. LEA member firms worldwide were encouraged to donate to or volunteer for a local charity.
Yeo & Yeo’s volunteer effort began in May, when the firm’s young professionals collected playground toys and equipment, and outdoor games for Boys & Girls Clubs located in the communities that Yeo & Yeo serves. Firm-wide, a total of 265 items were collected, which included bikes, balls, jump ropes and games, along with monetary donations. During June, groups of Yeo & Yeo’s young professionals delivered the playground items and also volunteered at six Boys & Girls Clubs across Michigan.
This effort was coupled with Yeo & Yeo’s firm-wide initiative to benefit the Red Nose Day Fund. Red Nose Day is a FUN-raising campaign benefitting nonprofit organizations that help lift children and young people out of poverty in the United States and in some of the poorest communities in the world. Red Nose Day encourages people to don red noses and have a laugh for a good cause. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a 2016 Red Nose Day charity partner.
Yeo & Yeo raised nearly $700 for the Red Nose Fund through the purchase of 430 red noses, jeans day donations and silly selfies. Employees were encouraged to wear their red noses in the community to raise awareness for the campaign and to take silly selfies throughout the month. The firm contributed $1 to the Red Nose Fund for each of the photos submitted by its employees. All the money raised supports projects that ensure kids are safe, healthy and educated.
Bradley Booms, member of the LEA YP Special Interest Group Steering Committee and senior accountant at Yeo & Yeo said, “Each year we seek opportunities in our communities that will help those in need for LEA’s Global Volunteer Week. Directing efforts to our local Boys & Girls Clubs of America, charity partners of the Red Nose Fund, was a very rewarding experience. The children were so excited to have us there.”
This is the sixth consecutive year that Yeo & Yeo employees have participated in the annual LEA YP Global Volunteer Week. The firm is proud of its employees’ outreach and pleased to participate in these efforts to support communities both locally and globally.
To learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America and to locate a club in your community, visit www.bgca.org.
LEA Global (YP) Group: LEA started the Young Professionals Group in 2008 to provide a forum to address the needs of young professionals in today’s dynamic environment. The group has enhanced and acknowledged the role young professionals play in their firms. The group promotes accomplishments, assists in career development, and shares the ideas and successes of the young professionals in LEA firms across the nation.