MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- They spend their days inside the office handling audits, taxes and other financial matters. But on Friday, more than 200 employees from Deloitte are getting out into the community and "making an impact."
“We set aside all of our typical activities and go out and serve the community,” said Scott Wrobbel, Managing Partner of Deloitte in Milwaukee.
From scooter races to parachute games, Deloitte employees are soaking up the sun, spending time with students from 95th Street School in Milwaukee's west side. It's part of National Impact Day, where the company volunteers in service projects at schools and local non-profits.
“We're at a number of Boys and Girls Clubs locations and we're working with Goodwill Industries,” said Wrobbel.
At 95th Street School, employees were helping kids with a fundraiser called "Jump Rope for Heart" for the American Heart Association and creating awareness for health and fitness.
“It's where you raise money for people who have broken hearts or cancer,” said 3rd grader Kendall Moga.
The extra company is even better for Moga and her sister, Korynne.
“They're helping us make Jump Rope for Heart even more fun and they're making us be active and letting us do stuff really cool,” said Korynne Moga.
This is the 14th year Deloitte has held an Impact Day, kicking off a year-round commitment to volunteerism and community improvement.
“These guys are what make our job great and make it fun, and it's a good opportunity to give back because we're given so much. It’s a wonderful day,” said Deloitte accounting assistant Allie Stoll.
As a national event, more than 50,000 Deloitte employees take part in Impact Day, participating in more than 800 community service projects in 80 cities across the country.