Our Impact Extends Outside of the Office

by | May 31, 2017 | Culture

At Weinstein Spira, we recognize the importance of getting out of the office to serve others. Doing it together, as a group, only makes the impact greater. Our community service Impact Days allow us work together, assume duties we don’t normally perform, socialize with different co-workers AND assist our community where help is needed most. These efforts are fully supported by management who understand the responsibility we have to help others, and who always join in on the efforts.

“It’s great that Weinstein Spira gives me the opportunity to participate in helping the community where it’s really needed. “ – Victoria Mueller, Tax Senior

Examples of our community involvement can be found through the various non-profit partners we’ve aligned with and given to over the years. A few examples of our current affiliations include:

Dress for Success Houston.

Dress for Success Houston empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them thrive in work and life. From wall painting to hanging newly delivered items to sorting accessories, our team enjoys giving back to Dress for Success Houston.

Houston Food Bank.

Houston Food Bank is Houston’s largest food donation foundation that gives aid to the hungry and homeless. We monetarily sponsor each year and get the entire firm involved in volunteer activities, like assembling Thanksgiving Day meals or inspecting for expired goods.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Each year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo holds a Texas-style Bar-B-Que cook-off between more than 250 teams. Weinstein Spira sponsors a cook-off team – the BBQ Commanders 3 – and invites firm members and clients to this invitation-only pre-party. The cook-off ultimately supports the scholarships provided through the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. (Fun fact: BBQ Commanders 3 was the Overall Grand Champion in 2014!)

Star of Hope.

Star of Hope supports homeless men, women and their children in Houston. Weinstein Spira hosts a two-week drive for needed items on a regular basis. Firm members bring in requested items, then drop off the collected items at the end of the two weeks.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Weinstein Spira participates in “Pink Out Day” every October. Firm members are encouraged to wear pink tops and jeans in exchange for a $5 donation. Firm members who wear extra pink are entered into a gift card drawing to win prizes.

We’re proud of our team members, such as Shareholder, Brian Franklin, who donates his time and talents to the Periwinkle Foundation, a program that serves children living with cancer, as Treasurer of its Board of Directors. When a team member, like Brian, is passionate about a cause, we find ways to get the larger team involved.

Our organized Impact Days and volunteer efforts aren’t necessarily what create our culture; instead, it’s a byproduct of it. Individually, our team members generate the enthusiasm around giving back. As a firm, we create ways for them to do so.

We are currently affiliated with many wonderful organizations but continue to look for other ways to get involved. Please contact our marketing team with any suggestions on how Weinstein Spira can help!

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