Jerusalem House provides over 70% of Atlanta’s permanent supportive housing for low-income and homeless individuals and families that have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Their largest housing site program has around 75 children who range from infants to 17 years old.
Each year, our team in Atlanta conducts a philanthropic holiday service project. This year, Warren Averett’s accountants and advisors wanted to choose a local nonprofit organization to support during the holiday season, so team members nominated and selected charities through a voting process—and Jerusalem House won the vote by a landslide.
Even though Christmas may not always come with presents, the Atlanta office wanted to make a dreary holiday season a little better for the residents. So, they decided to donate gifts that would help make them feel a little more at home.
Jerusalem House provided a target wish list to make ordering gifts easier. The Atlanta team shopped for items from the list and sent their gifts directly to the Jerusalem house or dropped them off at the Firm’s office to be collected and delivered.
Through their donations, they were able to provide the remaining number of gifts that the Jerusalem House needed so that every child would wake up to a gift on Christmas morning.
In conjunction with the gift drive, they even spread some cheer in the office by participating in a gingerbread house competition that left everyone smiling. To stay safe and socially distanced, team members did their gingerbread houses at home over a period of two weeks and were asked to send in photos.
Zach Phann, a Senior Audit Associate, came away with the honor of the best gingerbread house! In the end, they had some gingerbread house kits left over to donate to Jerusalem House so they could spread a little more cheer to the hardworking staff.
Thanks to all our accountants, advisors and professionals who donated to this great local nonprofit, supported the work they do in our local community and helped spread some holiday cheer.