Navigation Links
KPMG Employees Provide 'Holiday Bear Hugs' and Books in Firmwide Service Day for Children
Date:12/4/2009

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of KPMG LLP employees came together in more than 90 offices nationwide today, to participate in a community service event which combines the audit, tax and advisory firm's support for literacy with charitable giving.

"This national service day reflects our firm's long history of volunteerism. Instead of holiday parties, our employees gathered in the spirit of caring to brighten the holidays for some children," said Tim Flynn, Chairman of KPMG.

'Operation Holiday Bear Hugs'

KPMG employees mobilized for "Operation Holiday Bear Hugs" to create over 22,000 holiday packages to be donated to local charities and hospitals for children. The holiday packages consist of a new teddy bear, which employees assembled and dressed and adorned with a special holiday greeting for the child receiving the bear.

The 22,000 packages each include a brand new book, enough to fill a small library. The books are provided through KPMG's Family for Literacy (FFL) program. Through FFL, the firm teams up with the non-profit group First Book, to donate new books to underprivileged children. In October, KPMG donated its one millionth book through the Family for Literacy program.

KPMG employees chose one of the following titles for their holiday packages:

"Arthur's Reading Race" by Marc Brown; "Just My Friend and Me" by Mercer Mayer; "Nate the Great" by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat; "The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day," and "The Berenstain Bears and the Slumber Party," both by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Upon completion, the packages will be delivered today to charities chosen locally by each office and then presented to the children in time for the holidays.

About KPMG LLP

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.us.kpmg.com), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International's member firms have 137,000 professionals, including more than 7,600 partners, in 144 countries.


Contact:    Manuel Goncalves
            KPMG LLP
            201-307-7735
            mdgoncalves@kpmg.com

SOURCE KPMG LLP


'/>"/>
SOURCE KPMG LLP
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. CIGNA Employees Take to the Road to Promote Health and Wellness
2. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Nationally Recognized by BusinessWeek and AARP for Creating a Unique Workplace Environment for New and Mature Employees
3. Office of Administration Announces Plan to Preserve Health Care Benefits for Current, Future Retired Commonwealth Employees
4. Sallie Mae Employees Receive Award for Largest National Team at Lance Armstrong Foundation Fundraising Events
5. Nurses and Hospital Employees Top Concerns: Communication, Staffing and Compensation
6. Chairman and CEO Bill Marriott to Lead Marriott Employees in Torch Relay to Raise $1.25 Million for Childrens Hospitals Nationwide
7. New Survey Shows Majority of Employers Rank Smoking as One of Their Greatest Priority Health Issues, But Only 2 Percent Provide Comprehensive Smoking Cessation Benefits for Employees
8. ACS Launches Product to Help Employers Navigate Health Choices For Employees Entering Retirement Years
9. Retain Talent and Engage Employees in 2008
10. New Study: Health Insurance Mandates on Employers Hurt Low-Income Employees
11. Abbott Employees Give Back to Local Communities This Holiday Season
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/21/2017)... , ... April 21, 2017 , ... Providing broad access ... in opposition, but there is a better way to address this problem. , That ... of Pharmacy, Public Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California, who served ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... , ... Brady (NYSE:BRC), a global leader in industrial and safety ... vinyl label materials received certification for the BS5609 British Marine Standard. This internationally ... legible, for use on chemical drums shipped by sea. , “Achieving BS5609 ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... The VIA Agency , ... for Theravent, Inc. , the makers of a revolutionary new device clinically ... is now working to expand distribution in anticipation of a national launch. VIA ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... , ... April 21, 2017 , ... ... announced an exciting new partnership with the highly regarded and well renowned Asian ... highly innovative, myTAP & myTAP PAP Nasal Pillow Mask, and will stabilize and ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... BrightStar Care Salt Lake City, a home ... of Utah (APCUT) and has appointed Rex Wheeler as its new Director of Business ... our agency and our ability to provide quality care to the community,” said Tammara ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017  Cogentix Medical, ... focused on providing the Urology, Uro/Gyn and Gynecology ... that Ash Keswani has joined the Company as ... this newly created position, Mr. Keswani will report ... CEO. "Our organization is delighted that ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... April 20, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Innovation Driven by Rapidly Expanding Injectables Market and Increasing Usage of ... ... delivery technologies will rise from USD 20 Billion in 2015 to ... Drug Delivery Technologies - Innovation Driven by Rapidly Expanding Injectables Market ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 2017 Eyevensys, a private biotechnology ... gene expression technology that enables the safe, local, sustained ... a wide range of ophthalmic diseases, announces it has ... Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to advance its technology into clinical ... The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: