SCACPA members are proving up to the challenge this October in donating their time and resources to help those in need across South Carolina.
Wherever you are, there’s something you can do. We have members aiding in recovery efforts for Hurricane Florence, as well as taking part in a beach cleanup and helping with home repairs in low-income areas.
We’re coming together as a generous community of leaders who support our state. Always remember you can make a difference for those around you.
Below you will find a roundup of how SCACPA Chapters and firms are getting involved. If your firm has a project, or you’re supporting a cause individually, make sure to let the SCACPA staff know your service plan so we can promote it over social media by emailing that information to email@example.com.
Find everything you need to know about SCACPA’s 2018 Month of Service at www.scacpa.org/service.
This year, funds raised through “CPAs Give 2018” T-shirt sales will benefit the H. McRoy Skipper Scholarship fund. McRoy, a past SCACPA President, was known for his tireless support of co-workers, friends, family and community. Your contributions will honor McRoy’s legacy of giving.
Click here to contribute to the fund by purchasing a shirt and/or making a direct donation.
SCACPA is a strong and vibrant community thanks to your hard work. Help us to continue our efforts within South Carolina to make the CPA profession well-known and well-respected.
Let’s get involved and share our success stories.
Chapter Service Projects
Catawba – T-Shirt sale to Support the Rock Hill Food Pantry
Central – Homeworks (Friday, Oct. 26)
CPAs make a positive difference in their communities in many ways. SCACPA Central Chapter members will unite at Homeworks from 1-5 p.m. for a day of hands-on service and help make a visible difference in the Capital City by repairing homes for low-income homeowners. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Coastal – Beach Sweep & Happy Hour (Thursday, Oct. 25)
Join your fellow SCACPA Coastal Chapter members for a day of hands-on service and help make a visible difference on Sullivan’s Island by sweeping the beach. Then come together for Happy Hour at Dunleavy’s Pub.
Meet at Station 22 at 2 p.m. where garbage bags and rubber gloves will be provided.
After the sweep ends at 4 p.m., join your colleagues for Happy Hour at Dunleavy’s Pub for appetizers and two free drinks.
Registration is easy and only takes a minute:
Foothills – Donation Drive
Start collecting hygiene items that will be donated to the Hope Center for Children. Items can be dropped off at participating businesses and firms and will be collected by the Chapter on Friday, Oct. 26. We are in need of:
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Laundry Detergent
- Disinfectant Wipes/Sprays
- Hand Soap
- Men/Women Body Wash
- Men/Women Shampoos and Conditioners
Grand Strand – Community Recovery (Oct. 6) and Donation Drive (through Oct. 19)
Grand Strand chapter members will join together Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to help the Rosewood Community in Socastee recover from Hurricane Florence by removing destroyed furnishings and demolishing and replacing water-damaged drywall in damaged homes.
Please contact Joseph Heyd at JAH@SCCPA.com prior to the event for details.
The Grand Strand Chapter also will be collecting food for the Waccamaw Community Foundation and the Conway Salvation Army. Dropoff for collections are at all Smith Sapp office locations and Bartlett Buie’s office at 1300 Professional Drive, No. 101, Myrtle Beach. Donations will be collected through Oct. 19.
Piedmont – Harvest Hope Food Bank
Join us on Friday, Oct. 26 from 1-3 p.m. at 2818 White Horse Road, Greenville, 29611.
We will box food for low-income families and seniors, bag produce and sort canned goods. Just two hours of your time can make this Month of Service project a success while helping those in need in the community.
Sea Island – Fundraiser at Bluffton Self-Help (Friday, Oct. 19)
Sea Island members will help set up for the Bluffton Self-Help annual fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. at the Waddell Mariculture Center at 211 Sawmill Creek Rd, 29910.
Bluffton Self-Help aids our Sea Island neighbors with food, clothing, and educational and financial assistance. It provides programs that promote self-worth, dignity and creates a pathway to personal success.
Firm Service Projects
Bauknight Pietras and Stormer, P.A. (Friday, Oct. 19)
Habitat for Humanity service project
McGregor & Company LLP
McGregor & Company LLP is sponsoring a food drive to benefit food banks in each office’s local community. Our Firm’s goal is to collect 1,000 pounds of nonperishable items and canned goods.
- Greenville – Loaves & Fishes
- Orangeburg – The Filling Station
- Barnwell – Cans for Cans
These food banks work to provide food support to individuals and other agency programs in the fight against hunger and poverty. We’re so excited to help families in need alongside some great organizations.
New Community Engagement Awards
Remember, this is the first year that for Month of Service SCACPA is launching our Community Connected Engagement Awards.
In November, we’ll review your description of your philanthropic endeavors and announce winners in three categories:
- Large-Firm Engagement
- Small-Firm Engagement
- Difference-Maker of Distinction