BKD steps up for United Way
Oklahoma City employees with BKD CPAs & Advisors donated approximately $25,500 to the United Way of Central Oklahoma as part of BKD’s annual fundraiser, representing 28% above goal and far surpassing last year’s total giving of $18,000+.
BKD welcomed United Way reps and a partner agency to the firm’s downtown office to familiarize BKDers, connect them to the mission and encourage participation in the initiative. Fundraising campaign activities included a silent auction, a personalized online fundraising page, payroll pledge cards, jeans day passes, virtual bingo and a carnival complete with a ping pong tournament, a putting challenge, giant Jenga, bean bag toss and a catered lunch.
The campaign was kicked off by United Way’s annual Day of Caring, where approximately 35 local BKDers volunteered with Family Builders, Pivot and Upward Transitions.
This is the seventh consecutive year BKD has served with Upward Transitions, setting up tables and chairs; grilling and serving hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks and drinks; and tearing down and cleaning the site, all for the benefit of those experiencing homelessness in downtown Oklahoma City. The volunteer group served 320 hamburgers and 320 hotdogs to approximately 250 recipients. BKD employees painted the resource area in Pivot’s Community Intervention Center. At Family Builders, BKDers cleaned and organized offices, kitchen space and classrooms as well as built a cubicle and tradeshow display.
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