Wilkin & Guttenplan Teams Up With Holiday Express

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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 The Lakeview School, an approved private school for children with multiple disabilities. 

W&G's staff participated in two Days of Caring, volunteering both inside and outside of the classrooms. Volunteers performed a variety of acts such as assisting the teachers to painting buildings and landscaping the school grounds. 

In addition to our two Days of Caring, Wilkin & Guttenplan is gearing up to support Lakeview School for their annual Lakeview 5K Run or Walk & Family Stroll and Roll, which will be held on Saturday, June 4th at the Lakeview School. 

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 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...

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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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The Ronald McDonald House Provides A "Home Away From Home"...

Show Stripes 6by helping families stay close to their child.

Being in a hospital presents us with a feeling of anxiety and powerlessness. Just imagine how much scarier the feeling is for a child – especially when their parents are far away from them.

Wilkin & Guttenplan showed support by joining NJCPA’s “Month of Service” in May which involved the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). To help bring calm to both parent and child, RMHC created a “home away from home” program to help keep families together during these burden-filled times. Since 1974 a network of local RMHC chapters offer supportive environments where family members are able to stay together in a comfortable home-like setting during the course of their child’s treatment.

To help push community involvement, their Show Us Your Stripes initiative involves the purchase of red-and-white striped socks or shirts for $5 and $10 with the proceeds benefitting the RMHC. The generosity given to this program has enabled support to families for more than a quarter of a century.

Additionally as part of NJCPA’s “Month of Service”, W&G participated in the Caring Cooks Program with the Ronald McDonald House by sponsoring a Cinco De Mayo themed family dinner. W&G volunteers put on their chef-du-jour hats and whipped up a menu of tacos, corn and black bean salad, corn bread, fancy rice, cheesecake and more!

To learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities and their mission, visit http://www.rmhc.org/

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You Can Help Make A Change…

Autism Awarenessby shining a light on autism.

  • Autism affects 1 in 68 children
  • Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the U.S.
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

Every April 2nd Autism Speaks celebrates World Autism Day with a global autism awareness campaign called Light it Up Blue. As a way to spread awareness and to support the cause, we join the thousands of participants by wearing blue to work on Thursday, April 2nd.

W&G looks forward to participating again in Autism Speaks' efforts next year. For additional information about Light it Up Blue, please click here.

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