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12 Days of Giving – Day 10: Alstede Farms

Alstede Farms is highlighted in Day 10 of the #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is proud to celebrate this local farm based out of Chester, NJ that produces a huge variety of their own local fruits, vegetables and flowers using only sustainable and USDA certified organic production methods. Today, more than 90 years after Hermann S. Alstede, Sr. immigrated to the United States from Germany, the Alstede Family maintains Hermann’s legacy of “rugged individualism” and the immigrant...

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12 Days of Giving – Day 8: Table to Table

Table to Table is celebrated in Day 8 of our #12DaysofGiving Celebration. We are proud to highlight this organization that helps serve the hungry in our local NJ counties. Table to Table is a community based food rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to organizations that serve the hungry in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties. The organization “rescues” food from about 200 donors (supermarkets,...

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12 Days of Giving – Day 12: NJSCPA

NJSCPA is highlighted in Day 12 of the #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is proud to highlight this organization that assists the needs of Garden State CPAs and striving CPAs. The NJSCPA strengthens its members through a variety of education, networking, leadership and volunteer opportunities. NJSCPA the largest professional organization, made up of 15,000 members. They organize the Young CPAs kickball tournament annually to collect donations to benefit The Valerie Fund. The Valerie...

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12 Days of Giving – Day 11: Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is highlighted in Day 11 of the #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is proud to celebrate this organization that inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.   Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. JA helps prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate...

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12 Days of Giving – Day 9: Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is highlighted in Day 9 of our #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is happy to highlight this organization that works to meet all human needs in the name of God without discrimination. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible and its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs. They are a nonprofit...

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12 Days of Giving – Day 7: Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey

Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey is highlighted in Day 7 of our #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is happy to highlight this organization that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and other special needs by supporting personal growth, independence and participation in the community. CPNJ was founded in 1953 by the parents of children with cerebral palsy who wanted better services for their loved ones. They operated from donated space in the basement of Orange...

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12 Days of Giving – Day 6: Community Food Bank of NJ

Community Food Bank of NJ is celebrated in Day 6 of Wiss’ #12DaysofGiving. We are proud to highlight this dedicated organization that fights hunger and poverty in New Jersey. They pride themselves on being the powerful change agent that fills the emptiness caused by hunger with the basic human essentials that people need to survive. The Community Food Bank distributes 43 million pounds of food a year to more than 1,000 non-profit programs, as well as more than 400 programs...

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12 Days of Giving – Day 5: Team Walker

Team Walker is applauded in Day 5 of Wiss’ #12DaysofGiving Celebration. We feel so privileged to have the relationship we do with Jerry Walker and his selfless and passionate TW team who works to provide positive influences in the lives of Jersey City children. Team Walker (TW) is an organization whose mission is to provide safe and constructive alternatives to the harmful influences that plague inner city youth, specifically in Jersey City, NJ. Through a structured academic...

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12 Days of Giving – Day 4: Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries International is highlighted in Day 4 of our #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is proud to highlight this organization that strives to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families. Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and QOL for individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work. Goodwill provides job training, employment...

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12 Days of Giving – Day 3: Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is highlighted in Day 3 of our #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is proud to celebrate this housing organization that builds simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. In the United States, 48.5 million people are living in poverty. Minimum wage is not keeping up with the rising cost of living and many workers struggle to afford decent housing. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian housing organization founded on the conviction...

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12 Days of Giving – Day 2: March of Dimes

March of Dimes is highlighted in Day 2 of the #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is proud to highlight this organization that works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening, and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. They have supported research for surfactant...

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12 Days of Giving – Day 1: NJ Sharing Network

NJ Sharing Network is highlighted in Day 1 of the #12DaysofGiving Celebration. Wiss is proud to highlight this organization and their very caring and dedicated employees. The NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization. They are responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for the nearly 5,000 New Jersey residents currently awaiting transplantation. Additionally, they are also part of the national recovery system, which is in place...

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Building a Future for Families: Wiss’ Recap of Habitat for Humanity Build Day

By Abby Blecker, Former Marketing Intern Wiss employees gathered in Morristown on July 1st to volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity of Morris County. Habitat is a nonprofit that provides homes with interest free mortgages for qualifying families, where the land is bought from the city at extremely low costs, and most of the materials used for each house are donated.  Homeowners embrace the Habitat process, especially their “sweat equity” concept, which requires homeowners to help...

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Fighting for a Cause

By Jessica Brandt Dylan D’Alessio joined Wiss as an Intern and has since been hired to the Human Resources team. Throughout Dylan’s time at Wiss during workdays and participating in Wiss-letics, many people have noticed him sport a wristband and tattoo, both that read the name, “Kyleigh.” In speaking more with Dylan, some have come to find out that Kyleigh was a beautiful, fun-spirited, ambitious student-athlete at West Morris Central High School. Kyleigh is also Dylan’s older sister...

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Helping the Next Guy

By Dylan D’Alessio In April 2010, the small Pinecliff Lake Community in West Milford, NJ was swarmed with a sea of green of those participating in the first ever Irish Whisper Lymphoma Walk. Thanks to the community’s help, the Irish Whisper team, walking in memory of beloved Danny Kane, brought in over $36k and 350 attendees their first year in Pinecliff—grabbing the title of the leading fundraising team in the state of New Jersey. Fast forward a few years…the Irish Whisper...

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Instilling Core Values

By Dylan D’Alessio Don Logan has been with Wiss for eight years, but his involvement in his local community started long before that. Up until recently, before its relocation, Don was part of the South Shore Karate Club since the age of 10. Don excelled in the club and started teaching younger kids when he was just 13 years old. The Karate club’s teachings incorporated excellent core values and one of the things the instructors strongly encouraged was community involvement....

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Leading by Example

By Dylan D’Alessio Carolyn Hall is the Director of Outsourced Accounting for our firm, but she doesn’t just use her financial talents for us, she also uses them for her family’s church, St. Matthew the Apostle in Randolph, NJ. Church has always been an important part of Carolyn’s life where she taught religious education for 10 years, but still wanted to do more. With this, she accepted a position on the Finance Committee where her duties include monitoring the financial status...

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Sincerely Selfless

By Dylan D’Alessio During work hours, Joanne Spencer is a Tax Assistant within our firm. Away from work, she is much more than that to her community, whole-heartedly involved in a number of different ways. For Joanne, it is volunteering with organizations related to her personal interests and experiences. Even if it’s helping out in the smallest way and making a difference in one person’s life, for her, it is worth it. The subject of domestic violence is one that is particularly...

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Hitting Close to Home

By Dylan D’Alessio Wiss Partner, Craig Erickson had a special bond with his wife’s Uncle Dom, or as she called him, Zio, meaning “Uncle” in Italian. At the age of 17, he took an immediate liking to the man who was always ready to play basketball, have a catch or talk sports. Dom and Craig always had plenty to talk about, seeing as Uncle Dom was a huge Yankees fan and Craig was less than fond of them. Even though Uncle Dom was family, Craig was extremely thankful for how he...

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