CPAs Serving Together for Good

The Society of Louisiana CPAs held our first-ever CPA Day of Service on September 28, 2018. Hundreds of volunteers throughout Louisiana shared their time and talents on the single, yet powerful day to collectively make communities better and safer places to live. The event enabled individuals, firms, groups, and LCPA staff to join forces and give back to charitable organizations of their choice. It allowed volunteers an opportunity to meet other CPAs and accounting students from their respective chapters.


In 2019, we're doing it BIGGER and BETTER to give you more opportunities to participate!


September Is CPA Month of Service

We heard from members who wanted to participate in 2018 but couldn’t do so on that one day. And because we want to give everyone the opportunity to give back to their communities, we’ve named September as CPA Month of Service. Now you can pick your passion AND pick the day and time within September to lend a hand for an hour, a workday, a weekend, or whatever fits your schedule — it’s your choice!


September 20 is Statewide CPA Day of Service

We still will observe a Statewide CPA Day of Service on September 20 and encourage as many members as possible to join us that Friday. We will promote events to local media outlets, so the more details you can provide about your service project the better. There is strength in numbers, so start planning your project for September 20!


Small Acts of Kindness Make a Big Difference

And if deadlines and workloads keep you from leaving the office, why not organize a food drive, collect gently-used suits for those reentering the workforce, gather supplies for a homeless shelter, ask employees to bake goodies for a nearby senior citizen home — there are many ways to participate and show your community that CPAs work together for good.

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." -- Ronald Reagan












How does the CPA Service Day/Month work?

We want your CPA Service project to be rewarding for those serving and the organizations being served. Volunteer for a community organization of your choice. Choose to participate as an individual or group.

Your local LCPA Chapter can be a good start in identifying service opportunities near you. Visit your chapter page for more details.

Have a project of your own? Simply complete an individual or group volunteer form:


What if I can only volunteer for an hour or two?

You can commit to a whole day of volunteering, or just a few hours. We understand the time demands of work, so select the project that best fits your passion and your schedule.


6 Easy Steps to Participate


  1. Choose a cause.
  2. You can choose an organization you may already be involved with or check with your local LCPA Chapter for suggestions, You could even reach out to area schools, libraries, and community organizations to learn how you can lend a hand with a much-needed project.

    Choose a cause that’s important to you or your group. Sometimes it’s simply asking an organization in your area, “How can I be of help?”

  3. Contact the charity organization.
  4. Contact your chosen charity or organization to find out what volunteer opportunities they have. Then start to plan your event. Keep in mind some charities/organizations have a maximum capacity for the amount of volunteers they are able to hold for one specific event. Please make sure to find out the best way you can help them specifically.

  5. Register your project.
  6. Please officially register as an individual or group as soon as your project is confirmed with the organization with which you're volunteering. This will help us keep track of activities and contacts, and alert the media of participating groups. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Ann Lupo, 504.904.1125. Keep in mind that some may organizations require a separate registration in addition to the one you'll complete with LCPA.

  7. Get your CPA Service t-Shirt while supplies last.
  8. As a token of participation, you will receive a free t-shirt when you register your CPA Service project (or re-use your shirt from last year's DOS if you received one). As quantities are limited, we ask you to only request a t-shirt if you expect to participate in the CPA Day of Service or if your group doesn’t plan to make your own custom shirt. We will fulfill t-shirt requests while supplies last and will do our best to accommodate size requests. If your group wants to create its own custom shirt, we can send you the CPA Service logo.

  9. Confirm your event.
  10. Confirm your event with the charity and make sure everything is in place. As your event is confirmed, please let us know what your plans are for that day.

  11. Share your pictures.
  12. Use the hashtag #LCPAservice to post photos and videos to social media outlets so that others can see how you are giving back to your community.

    • Instagram your service: Upload a picture or video to Instagram from your phone of your CPA Service action. @louisianacpas
    • Show it off on Facebook and Twitter: Show your CPA Day of Service pride by sharing photos of your service in action on LCPA's Facebook Page and on Twitter.
    • Follow-up after your service project is complete: Send pictures and feedback to  Ann Lupo

Questions?

Contact Ann Lupo, 504.904.1125.