With the Thanksgiving holiday nearing and a mission to help 40 charities this year, employees from Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) took part in a firm volunteer day to build homes through Capital District Habitat for Humanity on Friday, November 18.
The Albany based accounting and advisory firm coordinated a team of more than a dozen volunteers to work on Habitat’s “Morton’s Walk” project, a build consisting of six houses on Alexander Street in Albany’s South End neighborhood. The build is the largest single construction project in organization’s 23 year history.
In addition to teaming up with Capital District Habitat for Humanity, TBC has vowed to support 40 charities throughout 2011, an initiative to recognize the firm’s 40th year in business. Capital District Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit housing partnership dedicated to building simple, decent and affordable housing with lower-income families in need, relies on volunteer labor and donations of money and materials to provide affordable homeownership to those people who would not otherwise have that opportunity.
“Our firm and the employees are personally invested in the community,” said Managing Partner Robert H. Kind. “TBC has always encouraged the employees to give back. By sponsoring a volunteer day during the week we not only provided our employees with a great opportunity to roll up their sleeves and dedicate a full day of service, but we also helped Habitat fill their need of volunteer assistance during the week, which is especially needed now as the weather gets colder and the organization aims to complete the homes so some of the families can move in by Christmas.”
“Capping off our ’40 Years, 40 Charities’ campaign with an endeavor that directly impacts people in our community was a meaningful way to end a year of helping others in need. To be a part of such a remarkable project like this, especially as we approach this time of the year, was a reminder to reflect on all of the successes we have to be thankful for,” Kind continued.
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