A Season of Community and Giving Back with Ascendo!

This holiday season Ascendo is embracing the spirit of giving through charitable efforts. At Ascendo, we believe in making a positive difference not only in the professional lives of individuals but also in the communities we serve. This year, our offices across the US are coming together to make the holidays brighter for those in need.

Here is how each of our offices are getting involved.

South Florida Offices: Our Coral Gables and Fort Lauderdale offices are joining forces to collaborate with Feeding South Florida. Feeding South Florida serves 25% of the state's food-insecure population in South Florida and aims to end hunger by providing immediate access to nutritional food and changing lives through education and outreach programs. If you feel called to get involved, check out their website here.

Jacksonville: Our Jacksonville office is at the forefront of community outreach, contributing to several impactful initiatives this year: Mark Kaye's Charity Poker Tournament on 11/30. Our Jacksonville office is sponsoring and donating to this great event that supports the Kaye’s Kids initiative, a special times program of Dreams Come True that brings special gifts to dream children when needed the most. More information here.

Our team is helping to provide holiday gifts to Daniel Kids Toy Donations, dedicated to improving the lives of children and families. If you are local to Jacksonville, FL we encourage you to donate here.

Ascendo is putting together additional holiday gift donations to support Pace Center for Girls, an organization on a mission to provide girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy. Learn more here.

Ascendo Healthcare and Ascendo Accounting and Finance: Our Orlando offices are excited to give back to the Central Florida community through organizing a Holiday Food Drive supporting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is actively contributing to the fight against hunger, they are a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger in Central Florida. Through their extensive network of partners, they distribute millions of meals annually to those in need.

By participating in our Holiday Food Drive, you can make a difference in the lives of individuals and families facing food insecurity. Learn how you can contribute here.

The Orlando offices are also collecting gifts for survivors of domestic abuse through an in-office Holiday gift donation day that will support Harbor House of Central Florida, an organization dedicated to providing critical services to survivors of domestic abuse, including emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, and more.

To learn more about Harbor House of Central Florida and how you can get involved in the Gifts of Hope program, visit their website here.

Atlanta: Every year our Atlanta office supports the Salvation Army by working to collect donations that will make a meaningful impact during the holidays. The Salvation Army, with its longstanding commitment to humanitarian aid, will ensure that these contributions reach those in need.

If you're local to Atlanta, feel free to drop off your donations at our office or contribute online here.

Chicago: In Chicago, our Managing Director, Mark Ternstrom, is actively involved in giving back initiatives, including Defy Ventures, an organization helping those who have served time in prison re-enter society by providing programs to help them launch and grow their own businesses. Take action here.

Jet City Coalition, an organization co-founded by Mark Ternstrom, dedicated to modeling servant leadership and neighborly love in the O'Hare Chicago area.

They offer free programs to serve seniors and other members of the area support through their Free Wellness Check Program (a once a week call from a friend in your home district aimed at keeping each other positive, connected, and with a sense of ally ship from someone close to us). Their Free Gardens Program (provides lawn mowing and weed whacking to elderly, low income, and disabled neighbors) and their Free Shovels Program (shoveling services for seniors and the most vulnerable areas around O’Hare airport). Check them out here.

Houston: In Houston, our Managing director Kevin Brown is actively involved with the Texas Warriors Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of wounded warriors, veterans, and their families. Get involved if you're in the Houston area here.

We encourage everyone to join us in giving back to their communities. Whether through volunteering, donating, or simply spreading kindness. Together we can make this holiday season a time of warmth, compassion, and unity.

Wishing you a joyous and fulfilling holiday season!

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