Month of Service

Month of Service

2019 Iowa CPAs Month of Service

Unite with CPAs, co-workers and accounting students for the 5th annual Iowa CPAs Month of Service to make a positive impact in your local community this September. Learn more about this event and how it started.

Use the 2019 Month of Service hashtag: #IowaCPAserve19

Who can participate

ISCPA members, co-workers and student members are encouraged to participate individually or as a team. Volunteer for a community or charitable cause of your choice for a day or a few hours — any activity that benefits your community counts!

Sign up to participate

Individuals: Register hereTeams: Use the team registration form and refer to these steps for organizing a team. Registration is open through Sept. 15, however Aug. 12 is the deadline for registrations receiving volunteer t-shirts.

IMPORTANT! Report your volunteer activity by Oct. 4

Once your volunteer activity is done, complete the Month of Service report to help us tabulate and share results from this year's event. We also use this information to select Month of Service Award recipients.
INDIVIDUAL reporting here. TEAM reporting (team leader enters) here.

Volunteer ideas

Looking for ideas on how you or your team can participate? Here's a list of general project ideas. Host a charity drive at your business. Or, visit VolunteerMatch to find something in your part of the state.

Help support ISCPA's 2019 Month of Service charitable organization partner Make-A-Wish Iowa by donating travel kit items for granted wishes. Month of Service participants can provide kids with a variety of items to enhance wishes and pass time during long travel days. Make-A-Wish Iowa has created an Amazon wish list for convenience. Simply enter ISCPA's address for the Amazon delivery and we will take all donations to Make-A-Wish Iowa in September. Delivery address:

ISCPA
1415 28th Street, Ste 450
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Make-A-Wish Iowa accepts individual or company airline mile donations for Wishes in Flight. Expiring airline miles never expire for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Airline tickets remain one of the organization's largest expenses. Additionally, Make-A-Wish Iowa is always looking for wish-granting volunteers.

September is Hunger Action Month and you can support the Iowa Food Bank Association, which serves children, adults and seniors in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. Simply locate the food bank in your part of the state and find a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you or your team. Questions? Contact your local food bank.

ISCPA's LEAP Committee is hosting a mobile blood drive with Life Serve, Friday, Sept. 6 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the ISCPA east parking lot, West Des Moines. Sign up to participate or walk-in's are welcome.

Follow these steps to participate 

  1. Plan your activity. Use the resources listed under "volunteer ideas" above or contact a charity or organization in your local community to find out how you can help in September. 
  2. Register by Aug. 12 to get your free volunteer t-shirt. Free for ISCPA members. Nonmembers may purchase for $20 including sales tax. Registrations after Aug. 12 will not receive t-shirts. Event registration will remain open through Sept. 15.
  3. Send us pictures and videos of your volunteer activities. Email them to iacpa@iacpa.org to be included in our event recap.
  4. Share on social media. Wear your volunteer t-shirts and post your pics on your personal or company social media using #IowaCPAserve19. Don't forget to include @iowacpas in your tweet or tag the ISCPA Facebook page in your posts.
  5. Report your service by Oct. 4! Once your volunteer activity is complete, please complete the Month of Service report to help us tabulate results.
    INDIVIDUAL reporting here. TEAM reporting (team leader enters) here

Sponsor the event

For only $500 you or your business can be a champion level sponsor with your name or logo on the event t-shirts and other benefits. Two other sponsorship levels are available. Month of Service sponsorship deadline is Aug. 6.

2019 Month of Service awards

Community impact - Recognizes an individual and a team for outstanding dedication to community by positively impacting the lives of a specific population segment or group in need.

Community spirit - Recognizes an individual and a team for exemplary dedication across their community through commitment of time and resources.

The 2019 awards will be presented at the May 1, 2020, ISCPA Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting. See who received the 2018 Iowa CPA Month of Service Awards.

2018 event information

Check out the community impact from last year's event and see some of the Month of Service volunteers in action in the event photo album on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/iowacpas.

Questions?

Contact Lindsey Haley at lhaley@iacpa.org or Kim Ripley at kripley@iacpa.org or call 800-659-6375.

2019 event sponsors  

Champion sponsors

 
BerganKDV EideBailly Farm Bureau Financial Services
Hamilton Associates, P.C. Iowa Catholic Radio KPMG
McGowen Hurst Clark Smith Nyemaster Goode PC RSM
  Williams & Company P.C.  

Partner sponsors

Global Atlantic Financial Group Hunzelman Putzier & Co., PLC Jacobsen & Company LLP

Supporting sponsors

 BKD LLP Brooks Lodden PC Carney Alexander Marold & Co LLP City State Bank