Earlier today, KPMG held their first Make-A-Difference day since the Coronavirus pandemic. Around 70 employees came out today to clean, landscape and paint the inside and outside of the upper level of Teen Haven in Pembroke.
“ [ Holding our annual Make a Difference Day] has been challenging over the last couple of years with COVID, as we have not been able to get out,” KPMG Managing Director Steve Woodward said.
“ Teen Haven fits with our core objectives [as a company] and KPMG globally is very supportive of the youth, education and particularly supporting women. So, Teen Haven ticked all of the boxes for us . . . a lot of our staff actually enjoyed the chance to get out and do
some manual labor. With COVID, it was also a good opportunity for staff to get together and have some camaraderie amongst each other.”
According to Mr. Woodward, some of the projects and organizations that KPMG have worked with in the past include Windreach recreational facility, Westmeath retirement home and the
Bermuda National Trust, just to name a few.
Wendy Agustus, Executive Director for Teen Haven, would like to thank KPMG for undertaking this project from the bottom of her heart, as the charity is currently expanding its headquarters
to upstairs once again, which will help accommodate more young mothers and their children.
“ People know Teen Services from the work that we did 20 or 30 years ago, but once things started to slow down, our funding started to change and our footprint became a little bit shorter
[as a result], but we want to expand that again. We want to be viewed [positively] for the work that we do, the programs that we offer and how we help young people and families, because at
the end of the day, that is what we are about.”
Ms. Augustus believes that Teen Service’s partnership with KPMG really shows the dovetail between corporate and community services and what could truly be accomplished when the two
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Story by TNN Reporter Stefano Ausenda