During the holiday season, a time for gifts and celebrations, it is important to remember the true meaning of this special time; generosity and kindness. UHY Cares Michigan, a nonprofit 501c3 organization founded by accounting firm UHY LLP, partnered with Angels of Hope Family Cancer Foundation and Volunteers of America to give a merry Christmas to some families who otherwise would not have had one. Cares sponsored 18 local families for the holidays and raised nearly $20,000 through employee raffles, jean days, bake sales, luncheons and partner matches. Over 30 volunteers from UHY’s Farmington Hills and Sterling Heights locations joined forces to shop, wrap and deliver gifts and holiday cheer to 85 people from the metro Detroit area.
In addition to sponsoring these families for the holidays, UHY Cares donated hundreds of items to Toys for Tots and Michigan Humane Society. Monetary donations were also made to other various charities to highlight a successful fundraising season. The holiday campaign is evidence of UHY’s promise to give back to the community they serve.
“Every year the holiday fundraising campaign gets bigger and better, allowing us raise and donate more money”, said Tom Callan, president of UHY Cares. “More and more employees ask to get involved and volunteer their time to Cares initiatives, ideas are shared and new fundraising ideas are implemented. For example, this year volunteers assembled festive holiday jars with different cookie mixes and other treats that were sold around the offices. Over 50 orders were placed. Just one of many new ideas the Cares team came up with to keep contributions flowing for this great cause.”
UHY LLP, a certified public accounting firm, operates its charitable giving activities through UHY Cares, an independent nonprofit 501c3 organization. Cares, which was incorporated over five years ago, was an idea inspired by employees and is volunteer based. Through UHY Cares, employees are able to give back to the community, including helping individuals going through personal emergencies or hardships. UHY Cares Michigan has provided assistance to over 150 local charities and families and continues to grow this list every year.