ParenteBeard Summer Accounting Interns Make Impact at Five Nonprofits

Philadelphia-based ParenteBeard’s (FY13 net revenue of $158.3 million) 40 accounting interns from 24 universities demonstrated the firm’s mission to serve the communities where team members live and work by participating in charitable community service activities in central and northern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York.

In central Pennsylvania, the accounting interns helped the Habitat for Humanity of Berks County ReStore prepare for its grand re-opening slated by cleaning, painting, redecorating, reorganizing, rebuilding and moving furniture.

In northern Pennsylvania, interns spent a day at the Commission on Economic Opportunity’s Kids Café. As mentors, they led crossword puzzles, healthy lunch activities and board games.

In Pittsburgh, the interns assisted nonprofit Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank by organizing, packing, preparing and shipping food boxes to local community food distributors.

At the American Cancer Society’s AstraZeneca Hope Lodge near Philadelphia, the interns assisted in turning over patient rooms, folding linens and doing laundry.

The most courageous interns from the firm’s New York City office assisted Natural Areas Volunteers in removing invasive exotic vegetation from Highbridge Park’s forest.

The interns represent Albright College, Baruch College, Bloomsburg University, Bryant University, Duquesne University, Elon University, Emory University, King’s College, Kutztown University, Lincoln University, Lycoming College, Messiah College, Pennsylvania State University, Providence College, Robert Morris University, Susquehanna University, Thiel College, University of Connecticut, University of Delaware, University of Pittsburgh, West Chester University, West Virginia University, Wilkes University and York College.