Sterling Heights, MI (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
On Saturday, May 17, UHY LLP and UHY Cares Michigan will be partnering with Playworks, a local nonprofit that is doing an amazing job helping kids and refurbishing school yards. At least 50 volunteers including UHY employees, their families and friends will be spending the day at Academy of the Americas School to help paint on cement games and graphics, as well as clean the playground and surrounding park area.
“There’s nothing more satisfying than helping others,” said Tony Frabotta, partner in charge of UHY LLP and chief executive officer of UHY Advisors MI, Inc. “We’re always brainstorming new ways to give back to the communities in which we work and selecting Detroit, who’s right in our backyard, was a no-brainer.” Frabotta adds, “Kids growing up in any area need a safe environment to build the skills needed to succeed in the classroom, community and future workplace. Teaming up with Playworks, we are going to help make that happen.”
UHY LLP, a certified public accounting firm, operates its charitable giving activities through UHY Cares, an independent nonprofit 501c3 organization. Cares, which was incorporated over five years ago, was an idea inspired by employees and is volunteer based. Through UHY Cares, employees are able to give back to the community, including helping individuals going through personal emergencies or hardships. UHY Cares Michigan has provided assistance to over 150 local charities and families and continues to grow this list every year.
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Playworks is the only nonprofit organization in the country providing trained, full-time coaches focused on recess to hundreds of low-income schools in major urban areas. They also provide training and technical assistance to schools, districts and youth organizations that want to ensure that every kid plays - safely, inclusively and with joy.
At Playworks, they create a place for every kid on the playground and a place where every kid belongs, has fun, and is part of the game. On Playworks playgrounds, kids feel safe, included, and a part of the action. Games are safe and organized. Any kid is welcome and able to play in any game. Ultimately, their unique brand of play fosters greater independence and leadership among children.
The Detroit Lions announced Living for the City, a new philanthropic initiative, with Playworks Detroit as one of only five formal partners. Playworks will serve as the official Detroit Lions Play 60 partner, promoting physical activity and safe, meaningful play at Detroit area schools and throughout the community.
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