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If your firm or organization would like to be involved in future CSCPA charitable
drives, contact Alicia McCain at or 860-258-0217.
CPA School Supply Drive Benefits Connecticut Kids
By Kirsten Piechota, Managing Editor
or some families with limited financial resources,
items like backpacks and school supplies are simply
not affordable. CPAs across the state recently joined
together to help kids return to school prepared.
The Back-to-School Supply Drive, sponsored by
CSCPA New and Young Professionals Group, collected
backpacks, paper, pencils, pens, highlighters, calculators,
and more for elementary through high school students.
CPAs and new professionals hung signs in their offices
encouraging staff and clients to donate essential supplies
that are no longer provided by many schools.
The items were distributed through Cornerstone Soup
Kitchen in Rockville, South Windsor Youth Services, and
The Village for Families and Children in Hartford.
"When I dropped the supplies off at the various charities for
distribution, people were amazed at the quality and quantity
of items that the CPAs had donated, from rugged backpacks
to brand-new calculators," said CSCPA Student and New
Professional Outreach Specialist Alicia McCain. "Our efforts
were very much appreciated," she added.
If your firm or organization would like to be involved in future
CSCPA charitable drives, get in touch with McCain at or 860-258-0217.
You can also look for calls to action in future issues of
Connecticut CPA and on
Staffers at J.H. Cohn LLP in Glastonbury display their firm's collection for the CPA Back-to-School Supply Drive. Pictured (from left) are Ben Thompson,
Shelly DiStefano, Erik Morrissey, Jen Shugrue, Kevin Hoagland, Andrew Sciarra, Jen Hutchings, Kevin Gokey, and (kneeling) Rose Swiatkiewicz.