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CPA Month of Service

October is CPA Month of Service

SCACPA has designated October as CPA Month of Service. Members are encouraged to give back to their local community while increasing the visibility of the profession statewide. Anything you volunteer to do this October will help make a positive difference in the SC communities where you live and work!

Thank You for Participating in SCACPA’s 2017 CPAs Give T-shirt Fundraiser for Children’s Trust of SC!

Thank you to everyone who purchased t-shirts and donated to help SCACPA support Children's Trust of SC! Together, we exceeded our goal of 100 t-shirts sold and raised $2,620 to help prevent child abuse and neglect in South Carolina! Thank you all for your generosity!

Chapter Activies


CATAWBA
In conjunction with Winthrop University, the Catawba Chapter will sponsor a Junior Achievement Financial Literacy event Oct. 27 with high school students from the Rock Hill Applied Technology Center.  Junior Achievement's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.

How can Chapter members help?


The Chapter is looking for volunteers to present Financial Literacy topics at this event. Contact Toni Berbrick at berbricka@winthrop.edu if you are interested in volunteering.

COASTAL
Calling all Coastal bean counters! The Coastal Chapter will be sponsoring a food drive for the Low Country Food Bank. The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and aims to distribute more than 26 million pounds of food each year. It is committed to educating the public about the problems of and solutions to domestic hunger as well as advocating on behalf of our neighbors who experience hunger.

How can Chapter members help?

Members can bring canned beans or dried beans (peanut butter is ok too!) to the PIU at the Embassy Suites North Charleston on Sept. 26. 

FOOTHILLS
The Foothills Chapter will be collecting gift cards and “white products” for the Hope Center for Children this October. The Hope Center for Children in Spartanburg is dedicated to building stable, healthy families and providing children a safe place from abuse and neglect.

How can Chapter members help?

Area firms can collect small-amount gift cards to stores like Wal-Mart or Target and “white products” such as paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent (ALL Free & Clear), feminine products (plastic applicator, please), Lysol wipes, towels & washcloths (new only please), underwear (new, all sizes including adult) and socks (new, all sizes including adult). Chapter leaders will pick up the donated items in late October and deliver them to the Hope Center. If you have any questions, contact Foothills Chapter Chair Christina Braswell at christina.a.braswell@pwc.com.

GRAND STRAND
The Grand Strand Chapter will be a Game Day Sponsor of the Grand Strand Miracle League game on Friday, Sept. 29 at 6 pm. The Grand Strand Miracle League organization provides those with special needs a life-changing opportunity to play sports, including baseball, soccer and golf!

How can Chapter members help?

Chapter leaders are looking for members to help serve lunch and buddy up with the baseball players. If you are interested in volunteering please email or call Chapter Vice-Chair Leslie Johnson-Quick at ljq@sccpa.com or 843-446-6347.

CENTRAL
Join the Central Chapter for the 2017 Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon—26 years of innovation, enhancements and inspiration! This year’s event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia. Proceeds from the event stay in the community and benefit Palmetto Health Breast Center.

How can Chapter members help?

The Central Chapter 2017 Walk for Life is FREE for Central Chapter members! Each Central Chapter member is asked to register through the SCACPA website, then the Central Chapter will pay for and register each member and their guest(s) or family member(s). The cut off to register for this event is Friday, Sept. 29. An email will be sent after we register all participants reminding you to pick-up your race package prior to the event. You must visit the link included in your registration confirmation to request your Walk for Life t-shirt size(s).

PEE DEE
The Pee Dee Chapter will be supporting the Harvest Hope Food Bank by collecting canned goods. The mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank is to provide for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education. The organization services 20 counties in SC, including the Florence and Pee Dee Area.

How can Chapter members help?

Members can bring canned goods to the following seminars being held at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SIMT) - Sept. 28, Professional Issues Update and Professional Conduct for SC CPAs and/or Oct. 25, Federal Income Tax Update.
Much needed items include: canned vegetables, canned meats, dry goods, peanut butter, beans, toiletries, diapers, detergent, plastic bags, and paper bags. Contact Pee Dee Chapter Chair Ginger Lawrimore at 843-662-4316 for more information.
Send Us Your Photos and Videos

Wear your shirt this October during your chapter’s or company's service activities. Send pictures to communications@scacpa.org or post to social media, using the hashtag #CPASGive2017!



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