CFOs rise to the occasion for Random Act of Kindness Challenge
Each employee was given $50 to perform a random act of kindness because we believe our actions with the community, our clients and employees can truly help enrich lives.
Team members were allowed to choose how they wanted to spend their $50 on a random act of kindness. As time went on, we noticed a recurring trend—employees were going above and beyond their monetary donation and truly embracing the challenge.
Two of our team members put their money to good use at animal shelters. CFO Jessica Rochelle, CPA, donated her money to train a hyperactive dog at an animal shelter, and COO Nick Carbone helped pay for a dog’s shots to help with adoption. We’re happy to report that the dog was adopted shortly after Nick’s contribution.
Director Carrie Mistina, CPA, purchased 10 cuddle buddies for children undergoing cleft surgeries from “Cuddles for Clefts.” Each cuddle pack comes with a stuffed animal, a book and some candy, which helps bring children comfort and joy to a child after their surgery.
CFO Davina Leu, CPA, donated her money to Harbor House, a safe house for abused women. She hasn’t stopped there and is continuing to raise money for an upcoming charity walk for the cause, in which she’s participating. She has now raised $500 for efforts to end domestic abuse.
Shannon Carbone, founder and CEO of CFO Strategic Partners, took the $50 and started a foundation called “Go With Your Flow” to help provide feminine hygiene products to schools for underprivileged girls. With over 65 percent of students on free or reduced lunch, menstrual products are an expense many young women can’t afford. This foundation is bringing awareness to this issue and helps women get the products they need to stay healthy and safe.
And that’s just the beginning. With 10 CFO Strategic Partners team members participating in this challenge, we made a difference in Central Florida. We look forward to finding new ways to help make the world a better place, and we hope you can join us in our efforts.