2011 Partnership Cancer Fund Run
On Saturday, September 10, eight H&Ger’s and their kids woke up a little earlier than usual to participate in the 2nd Annual Partnership Cancer Fund Run. Team H&G dominated the field bringing home a first place win for Brianna Prinsloo in the 20-29 women’s age group. Additionally, Hudson Tanner, son of Amber Tanner, won first place in the 15-19 men’s age group. The rest of Team H&G did an outstanding job as well. Fun was had by all and a post-race breakfast at the Waffle House commenced upon completion of the run.
H&G Partner Amber Tanner is on the Board of Directors for The Lowndes County Partnership for Health, Inc. The Partnership Cancer Fund is a program of the Partnership created to provide financial support to cancer patients undergoing treatments. To learn more about this local organization visit their website: www.lcpfh.org.
2011 United Way Day of Caring
On August 26, Team H&G participated in United Way’s Annual Day of Caring. This event was United Way’s kickoff for their annual campaign. This year’s DoC was an Amazing Race theme with teams traveling to various UW agencies to help out and find out how these agencies are working to make a difference in our community. Seventeen teams of 5 members turned out and had the opportunity to go to 7 different agencies. At each stop the teams would do a task and learn about the agency. Upon completion of the task, they would be given a clue and would head to the next agency.
The Finish Line was held at the YMCA and teams ran across arm in arm. Congrats to Team H&G as they won the Best Decorated Car Award! Hats off to the H&G Superheros of the day…Cassie Baggett, Lisa Kruse, Jacob Paulk, Brianna Prinsloo & Philip Young.
2011 Back to School
Each year the partners and employees of Henderson & Godbee, LLP pool their money together to purchase Christmas gifts for needy children in our community. This year we thought it would be a good idea to provide some back-to-school supplies for some kids that were in need. Supply lists were received from counselors at Moulton Branch Elementary, Lake Park Elementary and Clyattville Elementary Schools. Additionally, supplies were needed for children living in the shelter at The Haven. $748 was raised and supplies were purchased and delivered to the schools for distribution to students in need. Of course accountants are going to enjoy shopping for notebooks and pencils! We had a great time buying the supplies and look forward to making this an annual event.
Haven’s Inaugural Justice in Motion 5K
On Saturday, April 12, 2011, 8 H&G employees and Gene Murphy (from our IT provider, Nexxtep Technology Services) ran/walked in the Haven’s Inaugural Justice in Motion 5K. We all had a great time and enjoyed the nice spring weather. Congrats to Tony and Gene for running it in just over 25 minutes. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this was the kickoff to a variety of community awareness events for the month. We all had a great time and I appreciate everyone’s support of the event.
Last year our Sexual Assault Center helped 64 rape victims and so far this year we have had 12. Funds from this event will assist us in raising money to build a new Sexual Assault Center.
Thanks to Jacob Paulk for taking pictures of all of us running the last few meters!
Once again everyone at H&G pooled their monies together for the good of needy families in our community. This year we raised $1,654 and purchased Christmas gifts for 19 women and children. We got kids from Hahira Elementary, Moulton Branch Elementary and Clyattville Elementary Schools. We also bought for women and children who are currently living at The Haven’s Battered Womens Shelter. With the economy being so bad this year the need was really there. Sadly, there are some homeless families throughout our town and the kids go to these very schools.
Over the last five years we have raised $8,767 and have bought gifts for 78 people in our community! We’ve bought items over the years like: work boots, bikes, clothes, pots & pans, undergarments, shoes, toys and even food. I appreciate everyone’s participation; this is an annual event that truly shows us all what the Christmas spirit is about. It also shows us what giving and compassionate people we work with on a daily basis. What a good feeling to see the gifts all laid out and to think of the excitement these families will have Christmas morning!
Thanks to the shopper elves: Kala, Cassie, Ashley and Philip. And thanks to all the other H&G elves that helped wrap the gifts.