KPMG Makes A Difference At Dellwood School

June 9, 2015

On Friday, June 5, KPMG in Bermuda held their annual Make a Difference Day, this year supporting Dellwood Middle School. Over 120 KPMG staff worked alongside Dellwood students to help revitalize the school’s buildings and grounds, and to assist with planning and executing a variety of administrative tasks.

Dellwood Middle School Principal, Tina Duke said, “The Dellwood Family is beyond elated to be the recipient of MaDD day at KPMG. We identified several areas around the campus which were in need of repair and KPMG stepped in to ensure that the Students and Staff at Dellwood have a campus that they can be proud of.”

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“I am so pleased that the students had an opportunity to see a major company from “downtown”, as they say, give back to the community. One of the areas that we promote at Dellwood is community service which requires all students to serve a set number of volunteer hours on annual basis.

“KPMG has just reinforced for the students what we are trying to instill in them. A big thank you to KPMG.”

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A spokesperson said, “Over the course of a regular working day, KPMG volunteers invigorated the school’s appearance, by clearing out the front entrance, planting gardens, painting the gates and prepping a school yard wall for student artists to create a mural to display their artistic abilities.

“At the same time, separate KPMG teams cleared, cleaned and painted the disused storage and working areas of the school to enable their use going forward, installed new shelves in the school library and helped to sort through administrative processes within the school’s office.”

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“KPMG teams prepped and painted a number of litter barrels for the school’s use, donated by Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] as part of their Artful Bins Project, with primer, paint and brushes donated by Pembroke Paint. Dellwood students will hand-paint and decorate the bins to turn them into trash and recycling bins to be used at the school campus.

“Keeping in the spirit of community and giving, KPMG were kept cool and hydrated throughout the day with much appreciated ice and water coolers generously donated by John Barritt & Son Ltd.”

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“As a part of the day, KPMG in Bermuda also announced that this will be part of an ongoing commitment by the firm to the support of Dellwood Middle School through the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR] initiatives, starting with the donation of three [3] laptop computers.”

Neil Patterson, Chairmain of KPMG in Bermuda, said, “It is amazing not only the amount of work completed today, but the quality of work is outstanding. Although MaDD day is an annual event for us, we at KPMG are happy to take our community initiatives one step further this year.”

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“Working alongside the students not only during MaDD day, but with the students throughout the year will allow KPMG staff members to really feel a sense of pride and a real impact within the community.

“Underpinning our success is our shared commitment to KPMG’s seven core values which define our distinct culture. We attract people who are intellectually curious, demonstrate professional diligence and integrity, and who empathise with their colleagues, clients and fellow citizens.”

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“KPMG in Bermuda is also active in the community. We act as responsible corporate citizens, committing time, resources and financial support to local service organisations and charities, with a particular focus on education for youth development.

“KPMG in Bermuda is a member firm of the KPMG global network of independent firms which includes more than 162,000 professionals in 155 countries.

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