W&G Staff & Summer Interns Supports Lakeview School

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Our W&G staff and summer Interns, volunteered at the Lakeview School as part of our community service initiative. The Lakeview School is an approved private school for children with multiple disabilities ages three to twenty-one. They also have an early intervention program for children ages newborn through three years, as well as an adult program. The school provides academics, pre-vocational and daily living skills programs to its students, as well as any medical, nursing or therapeutic services they may need.

Our W&G Team worked inside and outside the classroom. Inside they were able to assist teachers and aides with their day to day activities. Outside the classroom, our team was able to help with some landscaping.

 

Wilkin & Guttenplan Teams Up With Holiday Express

At Holiday Express

This holiday season we are excited to be working with Holiday Express, which is a volunteer, non-sectarian, non-profit organization that works year-round to deliver music, food, gifts, and human kindness to adults and children who are often forgotten, including the mentally and physically challenged, veterans, and children with serious illness, among others. In 2016 the organization will touch the lives of over 24,000 individuals. Holiday Express visits several organizations- the majority of which are 501(c)(3) organizations- to provide holiday celebrations that otherwise would not occur.

As part of the program, each individual receives a duffle bag packed with essential items- blanket, socks, hat, gloves and toiletries. W&G volunteers were able to go to the Holiday Express warehouse to help pack these bags to be distributed to those in need, as well as assist with other warehouse functions such as taking inventory, moving boxes, and loading/unloading trucks.

If you would like more information about Holiday Express or to make a donation, please click here.

Wilkin & Guttenplan Supports Adopt-a-Unit

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Wilkin & Guttenplan is proud to support the Adopt-a-Unit initiative of the ASA, which supports all branches of the armed forces and works to establish partnerships between communities and those serving our country.

This year, W&G collected supplies such as snacks and toiletries to send to a Red Cross Station in Kuwait. Some of the items will be kept on base at their Resiliency Center for military members who are serving there. The Red Cross team stationed there will also be re-boxing many of the items and sending them to forward outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Click here to learn more about the project.

 

Wilkin & Guttenplan Supports the St. Bernard Project


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W&G staff, along with our summer interns, volunteered with the St Bernard Project in Seaside Heights this past week. The St. Bernard Project is a national long-term disaster recovery organization whose mission is to ensure that communities at risk of, or impacted by, disasters have the resources to prepare and recover in the most prompt, efficient and predictable way possible. Our W&G team did some demolition work on a house that was flooded with approximately 5-6 feet of water during the peak of Hurricane Sandy.

As a way to share our passion for community involvement, we are continuously reaching out to the community and doing our part to provide support and hope. Click here to learn more about the St. Bernard Project and their mission.

 

Wilkin & Guttenplan Supports Lakeview School

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Wilkin & Guttenplan is proud to support the NJCPA's Month of Service initiative, celebrated throughout the month of May. This year, W&G has partnered with Lakeview School, an approved private school for children with multiple disabilities ages three to twenty-one.

W&G participated in four “Days of Caring” throughout the month of May.  During a “Day of Service” we either volunteered inside a classroom, which involved assisting the teachers and aides with the day to day activities in a hands-on environment with students, or outside the classroom, which involved anything from painting buildings, landscaping, cleaning vehicles and equipment, or helping with any administrative functions that may need to be completed.  

Wilkin & Guttenplan Supports Adopt-a-Unit

WG Adopt A Unit

Wilkin & Guttenplan is proud to support the Adopt-a-Unit initiative of the ASA, which with all branches of the armed forces, including the National Guard to establish partnerships between communities and those serving our country.

W&G collected supplies such as snacks and toiletries to send to several National Guard units that have deployed from New Jersey within the past few months, as well as sent personalized notes to accompany the packages.

To learn more about the project, visit http://www.asa-usa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AdoptaUnitInfo

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The Bricks May Have Fallen...

St.Bernard Group Shot

but they will be rebuilt.

As a way to share our passion for community involvement, W&G teamed up with the St. Bernard Project in order to continue our efforts to reach out to the community and to allow our summer interns to become involved in these rewarding efforts. The St. Bernard Project is a national long-term disaster recovery organization whose mission is to ensure that communities at risk of, or impacted by, disasters have the resources to prepare and recover in the most prompt, efficient and predictable way possible.

W&G, the St. Bernard Project and AmeriCorps helped a New Jersey family rebuild what was damaged by Super Storm. We will always continue reaching out to the community and doing our part to provide support and hope.

To learn more about the St. Bernard Project and their mission, visit http://sandy.stbernardproject.org/

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