Crowe Horwath interns collect thousands of items for charities

Oakbrook, IL-based Crowe Horwath LLP has announced that its summer interns collected more than 3,500 books, toys and shoes to benefit charitable organizations across 15 communities in eight states. Crowe Horwath, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., considers community involvement a key component of leadership development and incorporates that into its Success-Opportunities-Accomplishments-Results (SOAR) internship program.
"Community involvement can enhance professional growth and leadership skills, that is why we feel it is important to have Crowe interns get involved in the local community at the beginning of their careers," said Karen Thompson, Crowe's assistant director, university recruiting. "Crowe's established relationships with community organizations and our focus on youth development gave interns across the firm an opportunity to work toward a common goal."
In addition to the collections, the interns were asked to spend a minimum of 2 hours reading to children in their communities, resulting in more than 175 hours of donated reading time. Approximately 80 interns participated in the collection this summer, resulting in donations to the following organizations:
* Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta
* New Moms, Inc., Chicago
* Cleveland Reads
* Communities In Schools, Columbus, Ohio
* South Bend Reads, South Bend, Ind.
* Broward County YMCA Special Needs Summer Camp, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
* Fort Wayne Community Schools Study Connection, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
* Baxter Community Center, Grand Rapids, Mich.
* Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis - Wheeler Dowe Unit
* Girls Inc. of Oak Ridge, Tenn.
* Smith Salesians Boys and Girls Club, Lakeland and Tampa, Fla.
* Eva's Village, Livingston, N.J.
* Soles4Souls, Nashville, Tenn.
* OpenBooks - Oak Brook, Ill.
Crowe Horwath's summer interns represented the following colleges and universities:
* University of Miami (Florida)
* Fairleigh Dickinson University (New Jersey)
* Western Michigan University
* Purdue University (Indiana)
* University of Illinois (Champaign)
* Miami University (Ohio)
* DePaul University (Illinois)
* University of South Florida
* University of Akron (Ohio)
* Michigan State University
* Bowling Green State University (Ohio)
* University of Notre Dame (Indiana)
* Indiana University
* Tennessee Tech University
* Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana)
* Manchester College (Indiana)
* Albion College (Michigan)
* Ohio University
* University of Tennessee
* University of Florida
* Aquinas College (Michigan)
* Rutgers - Newark (New Jersey)
* Indiana University/Purdue University (Fort Wayne, Indiana, campus)
* John Carroll University (Ohio)
* Grand Valley State University (Michigan)
* Trine University (Indiana)
* Ohio Northern University
* Georgia State University (Georgia)
* St. Mary's College (Indiana)
* Calvin College (Michigan)
* University of Iowa

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