'Tis the Season of Giving

It's that time of year again! Everyone is drinking EggNog, playing Christmas music, hosting holiday parties and finding ways to spread holiday cheer. During the Christmas season many people are reminded of how much they have to be grateful for and take the extra effort to provide for those less fortunate. Working at C.Pharr this semester, I have been very fortunate to see our clients extend this generosity not just through the holiday season but all year long. Below I've listed a few of my favorites I’ve gotten to be a part of in a small way through writing press releases, photo announcements and event support. Each of these respected companies have demonstrated leadership by taking an active role in their communities.

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. Enacted Their Heart Hats Team.

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McCarthy employees and their families participated in the American Heart Association's 2016 Heart Walk. The event helped raise funds to save lives from cardiovascular disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 cause of death in the U.S., and promoted physical activity and heart-healthy living.

Trinity Christian Academy Engaged Students in the Democratic Process.


TCA's senior government students volunteered to work the election polls. Many of these students were first-time voters. TCA knows that teaching youth about the importance of voting increases the likelihood they will vote now and in the future.


ZAK Backs the Blue in Support of DPD's Fallen Officers.

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ZAK Products hosted a fundraiser and unveiling of its No. 83 Toyota Camry that honored the fallen officers from the July 7th tragedy. Many came to the unveiling to see the car, take pictures, and help raise money for families of the fallen officers through the Assist the Officer Foundation. The “police car” raced later that week at NASCAR's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Riveron Consulting Spreads a Day of Giving Throughout the Nation. 

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Each of the Riveron Consulting offices chose a community partner to work with in giving back to their community. The Denver office partnered with Tennyson Center for Children helping those affected by abuse. The D.C. office cleaned up a vital community garden with the United Way. The Minneapolis office worked with BestPrep to help students prepare interviews and resumes to get jobs, and the Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta offices each worked with Habitat for Humanity preparing homes for those in need.

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We are so honored to work with such exceptional companies! Their efforts are truly making an impact on our community and help inspire our own giving efforts at the office. C.Pharr seeks volunteer opportunities throughout the year, and this Christmas we are excited to partner with Restored Hope Ministries, a safe house for women out of sex-trafficking. This week our team gathered around the conference room for coffee and treats, while we took time to write encouraging notes to the women and collect goodies for their donation closet.

Now, it's your turn! What are you going to do this holiday season and even into next year to put your positive mark on our community? Let us know in the comment section below and have a very merry Christmas and happy holidays!

This post was contributed by Krystal Smith, C. Pharr Intern.

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