In the spirit of giving, Counsel Financial announced today the recipients of its philanthropic donation this holiday season. Through the generosity of employees and a company match for all funds raised, the company will donate over $5500 to two local charitable organization this month. Via an employee nomination and voting process, the New Directions Foundation (an affiliate of the Randolph Children’s Home) and the Silver Creek Food Pantry were selected as the beneficiaries of the funds for 2016.
New Directions offers 22 services to at-risk children and their families throughout New York State and beyond, and works to foster resilient, self-reliant families and permanence for their children in the shortest time possible. With Counsel Financial’s help, they are now able to finance the entirety of the shopping for their Christmas Program list, which provides individualized Christmas presents to children enrolled with New Directions who would not otherwise receive gifts this season.
The Silver Creek Food Pantry provides emergency food to the working poor population in Silver Creek, New York and the surrounding communities. During the holidays, the organization assists through their holiday food program, which provides over 100 families everything needed for a turkey dinner, so that they may sit down to a holiday meal without the worry of the expense. This year, Counsel Financial’s donation enabled the pantry to go above and beyond to also provide a Christmas breakfast for each family, in addition to the dinner basket.
Counsel Financial fosters community giving and volunteerism throughout the year and lends its time and talents to many different organizations including the Mikey’s Way Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Camp Good Days and several others. COO, Megan Payne, stated, “A couple of years ago we as a group decided to forego giving gifts among co-workers and put that money toward something more meaningful. This year, we allowed our employees to nominate charities close to their hearts and took a vote to determine where the funds were to be allocated. It’s great to know that a simple gesture will have such a significant impact on many people during the holidays and beyond.”
In addition the monetary donations, the company annually collects clothing, toys and household items during this time of year for donation.
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