Reason for the Season

Reason for the Season

Written by Corenne Gutierrez

December 7, 2018

Happy Holidays from all of us at Hawkins Ash CPAs. In 2018, employees chose to donate volunteer time and holiday donations to causes that help eliminate food-insecurity and support healthy living through food. This holiday season, we donated just over $5,600 to charities that provide programs and services to stave hunger either locally or internationally. In addition, our employees donated more than 350 hours of volunteer time.

Scroll down to view the organizations our employees chose to either volunteer with or give a donation.

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Green Bay, WI

Feed My Starving Children (Green Bay Mobile Pack): As a Christian non-profit organization, Feed My Starving Children is called to feed God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit.

NEW Community Shelter: The Staff & Board of the Shelter work in cooperation with others in our community to address homelessness & hopelessness through education, counseling, resources, and in-house services.

La Crosse, WI

WAFER food bank: WAFER is committed to addressing hunger-related needs in La Crosse County, while treating each person with personalized service and dignity.

La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner: The La Crosse Community Thanksgiving is held annually on Thanksgiving day at the La Crosse Center. This event celebrates our community every year and is made possible through the generosity and support of caring individuals and organizations throughout the Coulee Region.

La Crosse Area Salvation Army: The Meal Program of the La Crosse Area Salvation Army serves more than 1,500 meals each week to people in need. The meal program is open to all who are hungry, no questions asked.

Manitowoc, WI

Two Rivers Ecumenical PantryTREP provides food for needy families, school supplies for children, Christmas and Easter gifts for children, coats for kids, and Thanksgiving and Easter food.

Salvation Army of Manitowoc CountyThe Salvation Army of Manitowoc County exists to provide a Christ-centered atmosphere, which will be ever evolving to fulfill the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of Manitowoc County. To create more visibility of The Salvation Army, as an active partner in the development and growth of the community through the creation and expansion of essential and purposeful services.

Marshfield, WI

Marshfield Area United Way (Nutrition on Weekends)-The Nutrition On Weekends program is a collaborative, community effort to target childhood hunger.

Shirley’s House of Hope, Inc.-The organization exists to rebuild, renew and restore lives of women and children hurting from domestic violence.

Marshfield Area United Way (Soup or Socks)-The SOS clothes closet/food pantry is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing clothing and/or food, at no charge, for those in need in the greater Marshfield area.

Marshfield Rotary Winter Wonderland: In the past eleven years, the Marshfield Rotary Winter Wonderland has provided over 500,000 pieces of pantry items to 29 food pantries in Marshfield and the surrounding area.

Medford, WI

Taylor County 4-H (Breakfast on the Farm)The Taylor County 4-H Program is a great place for young people to build self confidence, learn leadership skill and responsibility….and have a GREAT time doing it!

WIGM/WKEB Christmas Wish Program: Christmas Wish grants wishes to families that are going through a difficult time in their lives. Recipients live in Taylor, Price, Marathon, or Clark Counties.

Cansgiving (Colby Community Library): The non-perishable food items used to create the sculptures were donated to local food pantries (Colby and Unity).

Mequon, WI

Hunger Task Force: Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee’s Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin’s leading anti-hunger organization.

Rochester, MN and St. Charles, MN

Channel One Food Bank (Empty Bowl event): Channel One Regional Food Bank and Food Shelf, a certified member of Feeding America, is a non-profit organization that serves the mission to work in partnership with others to help feed people in need.

Winona, MN

La Crosse Hunger Task Force, Kane Street Garden: The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse operates the Kane Street Community Garden at the corner of Kane and St. Cloud Streets on the North Side. From mid-March to mid-October, volunteers plant, maintain and harvest a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

Ten Days of Giving (Winona National Bank)The 10 Days of Giving food drive is an annual community collaboration between Merchants Bank and Winona Volunteer Services to make sure no one in Winona County goes hungry each winter.

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Corenne Gutierrez
I joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2011. As the Firm's marketing manager, I develop and deploy strategic marketing and communications plans to fulfill the marketing goals of the Firm as a whole, each office and business line.

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