Updated: 3 days ago
August 11, 2022
(ALBANY, NEW YORK)
On August fifth, St. Catherine’s Center for Children was among 25 not-for-profit organizations in New York state to benefit from the Bonadio Group’s annual Purpose Day. The Bonadio Group is an independent accounting firm in Upstate New York offering practical, proactive, and innovative solutions. The Group’s Purpose Day was created to encourage all [Bonadio] staff to seek opportunities to give back to their communities. The Bonadio employees who came to St. Catherine’s, spent the day landscaping at the Marillac Family Shelter in Albany (195 Washington Ave. Ext.). Within a few hours the group transformed the Marillac courtyard, power-washing the patio and sidewalks, making playground repairs, cleaning equipment and the gazebo, and planting new flowers and scrub plants donated by Robinson Hardware and Garden Center. All of the Bonadio offices were closed to provide each employee with the opportunity to spend the day volunteering.
“Just as with our client relationships, The Bonadio Group is committed to serving the communities in which our employees live and work with promise, purpose and passion,” said Bruce Zicari, CEO, The Bonadio Group. “Purpose Day is a reflection of that commitment, and we are grateful for the continued opportunity to donate our time and service to organizations that support those in need.”
This year’s Bonadio Purpose Day event was themed “To Be Giving,” building upon the firm’s To Be Greater (TBG) campaign launched in June and plays upon the company’s abbreviated name. The campaign represents Bonadio’s commitment to an unparalleled employee experience and a continued investment in their people.
“We are so grateful to our friends at the Bonadio Group and their commitment to our community. The volunteers gave their time and energy on a day that was very hot day to make sure our families have a clean and safe place to call home - even if only for a little while.,” says Frank Pindiak, Executive Director of St. Catherine’s Center for Children.
With average stays between three and six month, St. Catherine's Marillac Family Shelter is Albany County's only shelter that exclusively serves families. The Marillac shelter team helps families until they are able to secure permanent housing solutions through advocacy and assistance that helps resolve the conflicts and issues that lead to homelessness. Marillac staff also works to secure permanent employment and other essentials for the residents. Families may receive supplemental services while making the transition from a shelter back into the community.
“The Bonadio volunteers were incredibly efficient and did a great job. The courtyard looks great!” says Jenna Quimby, Associate Director of Homeless Services at St. Catherine’s.
The Bonadio Group’s community involvement: https://www.bonadio.com/careers/community-involvement
St. Catherine’s Volunteer Program Compassionate Hearts: https://www.st-cath.org/volunteer
The Benefits of Volunteering Can Be Enormous: https://www.st-cath.org/post/the-benefits-of-volunteering-can-be-enormous
About The Bonadio Group
Founded in 1978, The Bonadio Group is a nationally ranked Top 50 CPA firm offering accounting, tax, and consulting services to clients of all sizes. The Firm’s professionals deliver practical, proactive, and innovative solutions to help clients reach their financial, compliance, management, and personal goals. The Bonadio Group is the largest independent provider of accounting, tax, and consulting services in upstate New York—with offices in Albany, Batavia, Buffalo, East Aurora, Rochester, Syracuse, and Utica. The Bonadio Group also has offices in New York City, Rutland, Vt., and Dallas. For more information, visit www.bonadio.com
About St. Catherine’s Center for Children
St. Catherine’s Center for Children was founded by the Daughters of Charity in Albany in 1886 as a home for sick orphans. Today, the agency is a haven for hope, offering a comprehensive range of human services for Capital Region children and families coping with issues of abuse, neglect, mental illness, homelessness, and trauma. In addition to offering extensive services to the homeless and those who are at risk of becoming homeless, St. Catherine’s offers residential services for children ages 5 to 13, a therapeutic foster care services, an elementary school for children with special educational needs, and community-based prevention services and programs designed to strengthen vulnerable families. Last year, St. Catherine’s services reached nearly 2,000 children and families in the Capital Region. For more information, visit www.st-cath.org.
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