CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--As the international BDO network celebrates its 50th anniversary, the network has introduced ‘BDO 50 for 50’ - a global campaign that encourages the network's independent member firms to donate at least 50 hours of professional or practical assistance to charities and community organizations in their local communities. The international network celebrated its 50th anniversary at its recently concluded annual conference in Hamburg and has recognized 39 member firms that have donated their valuable time to worthwhile charitable and social causes as part of the 50 for 50 initiative [http://www.bdointernational.com/50-for-50/Pages/default.aspx]. BDO USA's "Week of Service", which positively impacted communities across the country through more than 2000 hours of donated time, was one of the member firm initiatives recognized by the network for going above and beyond the stated goal.
“I'd like to thank everyone who participated in this year's Week of Service”
During their Week of Service, BDO USA staff volunteered 2,126 hours and raised or donated more than $18,000 for worthy causes, impacting more than 28,000 people. 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. The following is just a brief sample of some of the initiatives firm personnel donated time to during the Week of Service:
- Volunteered at local food banks
- Cleaned up parks and city streets
- Made care packages for American soldiers and worked with war veterans
- Walked dogs from local animal shelters
- Collected and delivered toys to young cancer patients
- Volunteered at homeless shelters
- Fundraised for and participated in 5K races and triathlons
- Collected and donated items to local women’s shelters
- Donated, collected and delivered school supplies to local schools
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.
"I'd like to thank everyone who participated in this year's Week of Service," says BDO Counts Task Force Chair Mike Soza. "These efforts provide a unique opportunity to contribute to worthwhile causes, while building teamwork and fostering a sense of community within our firm. The BDO network's 50 for 50 campaign was a great way to raise the bar on how we give back on a global scale and certainly spurred us to do more here in the U.S. I can only hope next year will be as successful."
About the BDO 50 for 50 campaign
The 50 for 50 campaign is a global campaign being run across the BDO network to celebrate the network’s 50th anniversary. The campaign will see member firms across the network donating at least 50 hours of professional or practical assistance to charities and community organisations working within their local communities. For further information about the campaign or to see how other BDO Member Firms are making a difference visit www.bdointernational.com.
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 50 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 1,204 offices in 138 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.