One of a child’s first “big” gifts is often a bicycle. It’s a gift that can provide freedom, independence and adventure. But the cost of a new bike can put it out of reach for some families. At accounting firm Clark Schaefer Hackett’s annual company-wide meeting on Wednesday, employees took time to make some holiday wishes come true. After a morning of presentations, the firm’s employees broke into groups to participate in “Wheels for the World” – a team-building activity that resulted in the finished assembly of more than 60 bicycles that were then presented to young students from the Wilmington City School District.
Many families in Wilmington are still feeling the financial effects of DHL, once the largest employer in the city, closing its doors in 2009. Clark Schaefer Hackett recognized this and decided to make the holidays a little brighter for the children in that city. “Bettering our communities is part of our firm’s mission,” said Carl Coburn, president of Clark Schaefer Hackett. “We could have done any number of different activities during our company meeting, but we wanted to do something that would directly benefit people. We’re so grateful that we could make a difference for these children and their families.”
About Clark Schaefer Hackett
Founded in 1938, Clark Schaefer Hackett is a Top 100 CPA and advisory firm and one of the 60 largest in the nation. Serving clients throughout the United States from six locations in Ohio and one in Northern Kentucky, CSH advisors offer expertise in audit and assurance, tax, and business consulting to a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction and real estate, healthcare, financial services, as well as government entities, higher education institutions and not-for-profit organizations.