In December, the Adam Shay CPA team ventured out for our volunteer day expecting to decorate the Harrelson Center downtown for the holidays while learning about each organization. Sadly, when we arrived at the center that Monday morning, we were informed that over the weekend, someone had vandalized the building, flooding every level. While we were not able to decorate, we were able to help the center start cleaning up the mess. We hate that it happened, but we were glad that we could be there to help.

For those of you who do not know, The Harrelson Center houses various non-profit Organizations that are helping our wonderful Wilmington Community. For example, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM), Phoenix Employment Ministries, and Philippians 3 are inside the center. Even with such a disaster, everyone there had such a positive attitude and was a joy to work with.

We have worked with WARM in the past, but we were able to learn more about each of the other organizations. Philippians 3 Ministries spoke to our hearts. This organization does a variety of helpful things for the community, such as providing clothing to job seeking individuals. In addition to that, they provide help to families that need assistance with food through their “Food for Families” Program. They were able to provide 40 families with Christmas dinner this year. These are families that without Philippians 3 assistance would have gone without.

Can you imagine not being employed and one huge barrier to getting a job was that you did not have the funds needed to purchase business clothing? Most of us know how expensive a good suit can be. Can you imagine walking into Christmas dinner with your family and not having food? Most of us cannot. Let’s look into our hearts (and closets) and work together to make this fundraiser a success.

Adam Shay CPA, PLLC is hosting a professional attire clothing drive. We are partnering with Philippians 3 Ministries, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides interview clothing for job seeking individuals in our community that could not otherwise afford it. It is never too early to start racking up charitable contributions for 2016! Join us in supporting this wonderful nonprofit organization. For a specific donation list
and information about the nonprofit organization contact [email protected]. Donation receipts will be provided upon drop off at our office. Donations will be accepted now through the end of April.

**For those of you who want to participate but do not have business attire that you can part ways with, we will also accept non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations.