Providence, R.I. – Accountancy students, faculty, and alumni from Providence College will spearhead a daylong service project at St. Mary’s Home for Children in North Providence on Saturday, April 14, 2012.
More than 50 undergraduates, MBA graduate students, faculty, and alumni from the College will be joined by staff members from St. Mary’s Home in performing several interior and exterior tasks. Work will include painting bedrooms, landscaping, and general exterior maintenance of the seven-acre property.
The service project, which will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m., is sponsored by the student-run Accounting Association at PC and by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the global accounting and auditing giant, which has a close association with the College.
The service day is being organized by Carolyn M. Russo ’12 (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Ann C. Montemarano ’12 (Malverne, N.Y.), president and secretary, respectively, of the Accounting Association, and by John R. Formica, Jr., and Ann Ulett of PwC. Formica is a 1981 PC alumnus who is a partner in PwC’s National Professional Services Group, and Ulett is a manager in PwC’s recruiting group in the Boston office.
This is the second consecutive year that the association and PwC have teamed on the service project at St. Mary’s. Formica noted that the partners have records of community service and that the project provides a unique opportunity to give back to the community, as well as being a valuable networking opportunity for students with alumni, all of whom work at PwC.
“Commitment to the community is important to the students, alumni, and PwC,” said Formica. “We really enjoy the opportunity to make a difference for such a worthy cause, and at the same time, this is a great way to build the rapport and spirit between the accountancy students and faculty and our PC alumni.”
St. Mary’s Home for Children is a secular, non-profit agency that offers comprehensive treatment programs for boys and girls who have been traumatized by abuse or who are experiencing the challenges of psychiatric disorders. Members of the Providence College community, particularly students, have volunteered at the home in a number of capacities over the years, including assisting the children with homework and in activities such as arts and crafts.