BMSS Legacy Continues Bi-Annual Local Service Initiative
Over the month of November, the BMSS Advisors & CPAs family of companies participated in fall Serve Days, continuing the tradition of partnering with local charitable organizations.
Bi-annual serve days are just one part of the BMSS Legacy initiative to help cultivate relationships with nonprofit organizations and “empower employees in the BMSS family of companies to make an impact in their communities whether through their time or material resources.”
Team members in Birmingham spent Friday organizing donations at SOZO Trading Co, preparing diaper packages for Bundles of Hope, or assisting with projects at the Alzheimer’s Association. The following Thursday, volunteers split between the Christian Service Mission and Prodigal Pottery. At CSM, employees sorted items to be picked up by local churches and nonprofits, helped with outdoor upkeep, or served in Grace’s Kitchen. BMSS sent about 15 women to Prodigal Pottery to assist in organization, cleaning and packaging pottery made by women fleeing homelessness, domestic abuse and sex-trafficking.
The Gadsden team spent the day deep cleaning the James M. Barrie Center for Children, an agency that provides forensic interviews, therapy support, and advocacy to children under 18 and their families who have been victims of physical and sexual abuse and/or witnesses to violent crimes.
Employees from the Huntsville office returned to Manna House to help with their hydroponic gardens filling planters, harvesting lettuce and helping with basic garden cleanup, and Manna House’s main location on Memorial Parkway to prep, plate and distribute food and hygiene items.
Several remote employees in Virginia volunteered at Richmond Tool Bank, a tool lending program focused on empowering the nonprofit sector with the tools, equipment & expertise central to completing tens of thousands of community transformation projects each year.
“BMSS legacy strives to serve our community by matching skills, interest and passions of volunteers in our office that are useful in serving the needs of our community. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel when we can partner with established organizations in our areas that already do great work day to day,” says Birmingham BMSS Legacy Representative, Molly Stone.
BMSS Legacy Mission Statement:
To leave a legacy for others in our communities by providing time, talents and financial support to nonprofit organizations designed to aid individuals and families who are financially disadvantaged, lack access to basic health and human services, or are otherwise disadvantaged and require the assistance of others to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other fundamental needs.