SCACPA thanks all its members, firms and Chapters for their dedication in making a difference in their communities during the most difficult October Month of Service in memory. Here is a note from Stokes & Company, CPAs, on their recent initiatives.

At Stokes & Company, CPAs, service is in our DNA. CPA October Month of Service is the highlight of our year, and in 2020, Stokes & Company, CPAs, pulled off a two-part initiative.

First, our four locations (Greenville, Spartanburg, Gaffney and Tryon, North Carolina) collected shelf-stable foods for Harvest Hope, South Carolina’s largest food bank.

The friendly competition between two teams – “It’s Accrual World” and “Let’s Get Fiscal” – offered opportunities to raise the stakes and increase our donations. For a greater incentive, our firm donated a financial gift to Harvest Hope based on the number of items the teams collected. In total, 915 items were donated to this community food pantry devoted to eliminating food insecurity.

We also offered our teams a dedicated service day for each office location. Our staff in Gaffney/Spartanburg visited the Cherokee Pregnancy Center to help with landscaping, cleaning projects, and upgrading a bathroom. Firm members in Tryon, North Carolina, assisted the Foothills Humane Society with yard work and other needed projects. Our Greenville team worked on landscaping projects and tearing out furniture, fixtures and carpet for a house renovation for Miracle Hill Ministries.

“I always wish I had more time to give back to my community,” said Greenville Office Manager Jennifer Thieleman, “so I’m grateful to Stokes & Company, CPAs, for this annual opportunity to volunteer and fellowship with my coworkers.”