November was Movember time at Wilkin & 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.
This year W&G participated in the launching of the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women (SCCSW) "Project First Class" program. The "Project First Class" program is a chance to help kids start the new school year right. Many families are struggling to meet basic needs and school supplies may be out of reach for them financially. All types of school supplies are welcome but the children are most in need of backpacks (even gently used ones), as well as notebooks, three-ring binders, paper, highlighters, markers, pens, pencils and crayons. W&G employees and the firm gave and gave and gave to the tune of 7 crates of markers, pads, pens, pencils and over 20 backpacks. Thank you so much to our own Sharon Degenaars for bringing this to our attention and getting W&G involved!
Each February staff at W&G join accounting firms throughout New Jersey and across the nation by wearing something red and "going red" for National Wear Red Day for Women with the American Heart Association (AHA). The National Wear Red Day is organized in an effort to raise awareness of the number one health threat facing women today—heart disease. As part of National Wear Red Day for Women, W&G staff donate $5 to the AHA Go Red for Women® movement so they could wear red and dress down in jeans. Money raised benefits research and education to help reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke in women.