Ernst and Young's Baltimore office held their annual EY Connect Day at Wolfe Street Academy on October 5, 2018.
During the day-long volunteer event, fourteen hard-working EY employees broke into small groups and rotated through a variety of activities including:
- chaperoning kindergarten field trips to Patterson Park to learn about birds with the Patterson Park Audubon Center;
- weeding, mulching and putting weed-block fabric in all the flower beds in the WSA garden;
- leading an activity in which Pre-K students painted flower pot and planted mums in them;
- leading sports stations in a Physical Education class;
- helping with Kindergarten learning centers;
- sorting and boxing food donations for the weekly food giveaway; and
- assisting with data entry for the After School program
EY also donated mulch, flower pots, mums, paint, weed-block fabric, and other supplies.
"On behalf of EY’s Baltimore office, I’d like to thank the Baltimore Curriculum Project and Wolfe Street Academy for opening its doors to our volunteers on our annual day of service, EY Connect Day," said Regan Lerner, Risk Advisory Staff, Ernst and Young.
"At EY, community engagement is an integral part of our culture and we appreciate the opportunity to live our values by volunteering with you."
"I believe I can speak for the whole EY volunteer team when I say we deeply admired the care and attention to which the Wolfe Street Academy faculty shows the local community. We've received very positive feedback from our volunteers about their experience, and we do hope to continue supporting you in the future."
EY Connect Day is Ernst and Young's annual day of service. This dedicated day of volunteerism provides Ernst & Young LLP professionals the opportunity to spend the day giving back to classrooms, community centers, the environment and other non-profits. Twenty-two offices across the Northeast region participated in over 180 volunteer activities which resulted in almost 5,000 EY professionals dedicating over 25,000 hours of service to local charity organizations.
"We at Wolfe Street are immensely grateful for all the EY Connect volunteers’ support and assistance," said Leah Beachley, SWCOS Community School Coordinator at Wolfe Street Academy.
"The volunteers arrived at Wolfe Street with such positive energy and the students were absolutely thrilled to have them. Upon seeing the flower pots and painting activity, one of the WSA Pre-K students joyfully exclaimed, 'This is the best day ever!'" We at Wolfe Street could not agree more."
"The teachers were so appreciative of all the volunteers’ hard work and several commented that the volunteer team helped them achieve tasks that they otherwise would not have been able to accomplish themselves. Overall, it was a fantastic day at WSA."
Wolfe Street Academy and BCP would like to thank the following EY volunteers for participating in the EY Connect Day.
- Claudia Lord
- Harsh Bambawale
- Lauren Kelly
- Dan Bowman
- Kola Siwajuola
- Musa Manneh
- Caitlin O Regan
- Martin Ramirez
- Bryan Scanlon
- Megan Holston
- Allyse Bankard
- Karl Popp
- Mackenzie Wilson
- Regan Lerner
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