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

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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 (RMDH). To help bring calm to both parent and child, RMDH created a “home away from home” program to help keep families together during these burden-filled times. Since 1974 a network of local RMDH 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 RMDH. 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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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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Going Red for Women

IMG 0246Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends.

  • Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately 1 woman every minute.
  • Under age 50, women’s heart attacks are twice as likely as men’s to be fatal. 
  • 90% of women have 1 or more risk factors for developing heart disease. 
  • 42% of women who have heart attacks die within 1 year, compared to 24% of men.
  • Women comprise only 24% of participation in all heart-related studies1

On Friday, February 6th, the W&G staff supported the American Heart Association (AHA) in the fight against heart disease by wearing red for National Wear Red Day. Red hearts were available for those who made a donation and encouraged to write a name in memory of a loved one, in support of a loved one, or just their own name on the heart. The collected donations were sent to the American Heart Association to help fund their research and support women suffering from heart disease.

W&G looks forward to participating again in the AHA’s efforts next year. For additional information about National Wear Red Day, please click here.

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Movember for Men’s Health: The 2014 Edition

Movember Before AfterThe month formerly known as November came upon us again along with our opportunity to support the Movember Foundation.

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. This challenges men to grow moustaches during the month of November to spark conversation and raise funds for various men’s health programs. The effect: The W&G Mo Bros growing moustaches throughout the 30 days of November, and the Mo Sistas in their lives supporting them along the way.

Find out more about why you should join us by taking a look at the causes we are fighting for: http://us.movember.com/programs

And feel free to check out our page to join our team during and after Movember: http://moteam.co/wg-mo-bros-sistas

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Red Cross Adopt-A-Unit Program

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We can’t thank our courageous troops enough for their day-to-day sacrifices to protect us. For those who may be unaware, within the past few months several National Guard units were deployed from New Jersey. So in an effort to let them know just how thankful we are for their noble service, this November 2014, W&G linked with Red Cross again to participate in their Adopt-A-Unit Program as a way of saying “we support you.

A list of requested items, ranging from snacks to travel games to health care products to items as basic as chapstick, were fulfilled by many of our staff. Giving them the comfort they need - no matter how simple! - gives us a wonderful feeling that we are helping to make difference for our courageous troops.

We continue to look forward to participating in Red Cross's Adopt-A-Units' initiative next year!

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Community FoodBank of New Jersey

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Many families struggle to meet the basic necessities in life such as being able to afford food or making a decision between “do I not eat in order for me to have enough money for medication?”.

In July, the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) extended an opportunity to Wilkin & Guttenplan to join forces together and volunteer at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey facility in Hillside, NJ. By collecting food donations and/or sorting and packing boxes of goods, we were able to aid the Community FoodBank in their efforts to feed the hungry.

As a result of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s combined efforts, they feed 900,000 people in 18 New Jersey counties. To give back whenever possible is truly a rewarding feeling and W&G is proud to help in their growing mission.

To learn more about the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and their mission, please visit www.cfbnj.org

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Elijah's Promise

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In connection with the NJ CPA Month of Service program, Wilkin & Guttenplan volunteered with “Elijah’s Promise” in New Brunswick. In addition to feeding those who are hungry, Elijah’s Promise also helps people improve their lives by acquiring culinary skills and supporting sustainability via cooking and serving seasonal foods for the community.

W&G had 35 volunteers who participated over several shifts. They performed a variety of functions such as food service prep, cleaning the dining area, cooking and serving meals, offloading trucks, stocking shelves, and so much more.

To learn more about Elijah’s Promise and their wonderful cause, visit www.elijahspromise.org

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Habitat for Humanity

WGHabitatEach summer Wilkin & Guttenplan joined forces with the lawyers from Norris McLaughlin & Marcus to work on a build site with the Raritan Valley chapter of Habitat for Humanity. See photos from our Habitat Days over the years here.

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Race for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is an annual raceevent to raise money for research in an effort to find a cure for Breast Cancer. Wilkin & Guttenplan participated in our 9th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this year. See pictures from our participation over the years here.

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Movember for Men’s Health

November was Movember time at MovemberWilkin & Guttenplan! The month was dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness about men's health. Partners, managers and staff join the movement each year by donating their upper lips to the cause for 30 days. Their moustache's (Mo's) sparked conversations (and generated laughs) in the name of raising awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. To learn more about the cause, visit www.movember.com.

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