2016 Community Events
(September 24, 2016, Bradenton) CS&L employees rallied together to fundraise and participate in Centerstone of Florida's 14th Annual Walk for Life. Our team warmed up to a live DJ before our walk across the Green Bridge over the scenic Manatee River. Words of inspiration and moving butterfly ceremony completed the event. We are proud to support Centerstone's commitment to stem the tide of depression and suicide in our community through this important and uplifting event for adults, children, teens and families.
(June 2016, Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa) Launching our summer CS&L CAREs initiative, the Firm invited all employees to donate $5, or the equivalent in nonperishable items, to enjoy wearing jeans in the office for the day. As a result, we were able to raise $85 and more than 35 canned goods, dry goods and personal care items to benefit Turning Points in Bradenton.
Turning Points is a one stop resource center that provides, coordinates, and facilitates services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Manatee County, Florida. Since their inception in 2009, they have accomplished the following:
- Provided 6,930 people with 125,570 services during 68,595 visits
- Provided more than $1,000,000 worth of dental/medical care for free
- Utilized 200 volunteers who generated $1,458,984 worth of in-kind services
- Paid off the loan to successfully complete the $3.2 million capital project
- Provided case management and counseling services to 667 families that came to the Coalition for assistance with rent and/or utilities.
CS&L CPAs is proud to support Turning Points.
(June 10, 2016, Bradenton) Teaming up with the Manatee Young Professionals and The Salvation Army, CS&L CPAs recruited volunteers to help with a meal service at a local shelter. Each shift was about two hours long and resulted in serving residents of all ages in Bradenton with a well-balanced, hot meal.
The Salvation Army of Manatee County serves a hot and nutritious meal to anyone in the community who would like to join; seven days a week, 365 days a year. Each evening at 5:00pm they invite their neighbors to join them for a hot meal designed to nourish the body in an atmosphere designed to warm the soul. They currently serve 200-300 meals every day.