Give & Take: Doubling Down on Giving Back
It’s no secret that 2022 has been a challenging year for many. Working in the finance industry, we often discuss the potential recession as a market event, but it’s also a huge area of concern for our communities – with increasing inflation and cost of the living concerns having a very real impact on peoples’ lives.
As we enjoy the holidays, it’s also giving season – which is the perfect time to do our part to help those hit hardest by recent economic challenges.
I’ve been a part of Prosek’s Give Back group since I joined the firm six years ago, and this is always one of our most active times of year as we – and our colleagues – are eager to pay it forward, while spreading some holiday cheer. This year, we’ve doubled down even more with our efforts in light of current events. And as our footprint has grown, we’ve worked hard with all eight of our offices to make sure we’re giving back in each of our communities – from New York, to LA, to London, to South Africa.
For me personally, as I set my intentions for the year ahead, giving back will be a big part of my goals. The economic outlook for 2023 is mixed, and we can use the time now to consider how we can support those in need so we can get through the next year’s challenges together.
I am very proud of how my fellow Prosekians have shown such generosity and dedication this giving season (and every season). Below are some ways we’ve been engaging, for some inspiration. Happy giving!
- 50 Prosekians across offices paired up to donate 25 gifts for inner-city youth through the New York Care’s Winter Wishes Program
- Our South Africa office came together to create 6 boxes for the Santa Shoebox Project which provides essential items and gifts for underprivileged children throughout South Africa and Namibia
- We held a Global Blood Donation Campaign to encourage blood donation across our respective local communities
- Our Connecticut office’s Thanksgiving Basket Initiative raised $2,370 for the Sterling House Community Center, a non-profit that donates meals families in the Greater Bridgeport Area
- Our Washington, DC office spent an afternoon at Bread for the City helping to organize the food pantry and sort through donated clothes