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Fates, Bodily & Parker: Partnering in Our Community

Our team at Fates, Bodily, & Parker is committed to supporting local communities and beyond. We feel it’s important to uplift people in need through both financial support and volunteer work.

We are grateful to our clients who have helped us improve the lives of others through their charitable giving and community service.

We will make sure you’re aware of charitable opportunities and volunteer events that you can join us in supporting.

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Giving Back with Zest: Our Experience at Lemons of Love

In the heart of every community, there are stories of hope, resilience, and the power of giving. Our team had the privilege of being part of such a story when we recently volunteered at Lemons of Love, a remarkable organization that has been touching lives since 2014.

About Lemons of Love
Lemons of Love’s journey began with a personal battle. In 2014, Jill Swanson faced the challenge of colon cancer. During her chemotherapy, a friend’s small gift sparked a big idea. This gift, a simple yet thoughtful gesture, contained items to aid Jill through her treatment. This act of kindness planted the seed for what would become Lemons of Love.

Today, Lemons of Love is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to providing support and comfort to those undergoing cancer treatment. Their care packages, thoughtfully curated with items to ease the treatment journey, are delivered to hospitals and oncology centers. Additionally, personalized care packages are available for individuals through donations.

Our Volunteering Experience
Our task was to help pack the support bags. Each item we placed in the bags carried with it a message of hope and care. It was a reminder that even the smallest act of kindness can have a tremendous impact on someone’s life.

Visit Lemons of Love to learn more and get involved.

Giving Back event
Giving Back event

Fates, Bodily, & Parker: Committed to Making a Difference on the Illinois CPA Society’s “Day of Service”

On Friday, September 22nd, 2023, our employees at Fates, Bodily, & Parker (FBP) took a break from their routine to participate in the “Day of Service” organized by the Illinois CPA Society. Their destination? The heartwarming Fill a Heart 4 Kids organization.

The “Day of Service” is an annual event that encourages Illinois Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to contribute to their local communities through volunteer work. This year, Fates, Bodily, & Parker embraced the opportunity to participate and chose to support Fill a Heart 4 Kids, an organization known for its dedication to improving the lives of children in need.

Fill a Heart 4 Kids is a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing support and resources to children and teens who have experienced homelessness or are in foster care. Their mission is to ensure that no child feels forgotten or unloved, and they achieve this by offering a range of programs.

Our employees worked a double session, packaging coats and “Boo Hands”, a Trick or Treat package for those that may not be able to take part in the festivities.

Fates, Bodily, & Parker’s Ongoing Commitment to Social Responsibility:

At FBP, we are deeply committed to social responsibility and providing opportunities and time off for volunteering in our community.

Day of Service event
Day of Service event

Giving Back While Having Fun: Fates, Bodily & Parker Cleans Up Busse Woods Forest Preserve

Staff from Fates, Bodily & Parker recently banded together for a rewarding day of community service at Busse Woods in Rolling Meadows, IL. Our “Litter Obliterators” group of 16 headed out armed with gloves, garbage bags, and a shared mission to help clean up and beautify this treasured local forest preserve.

After a quick safety briefing and eco-friendly trash picking tutorial, we fanned out in small teams across picnic areas, trails, and other high-traffic zones of the woods. Working our way through the sunny glades and shady groves, we quickly filled bag after bag with discarded waste.

In just three short hours, our efforts yielded over 10 bags of litter gathered up and ready for proper disposal. Our volunteers also got some fresh air, exercise, and quality time with colleagues and friends while accomplishing something positive for our community. It was a rewarding experience that allowed us to meet our corporate social responsibility goals while also having a great time.

We celebrated with lunch at Fat Rosie’s. A perfect end to a great day.

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Giving Bussy Woods After Lunch Fat Rosie's

Fates, Bodily & Parker would like to thank everyone that donated to the Easter Food Drive

Thanks to the generosity of our clients and the community, the Easter Food Drive led to the donation and distribution of 600 meals to local residents in need.

The food drive was sponsored by, Fates, Bodily & Parker PLLC, and Electri-Flex Company, the Roselle Police Association Foundation, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, Itasca Bank & Trust Co., and SCARCE.

Willowbrook Corner picks up Easter dinner from ACARCE to distribute to underserved families.

The drive was so successful, there was a need for a refrigerated truck for the 600 hams. Other items donated included: canned and boxed goods, green beans, 200 pounds of potatoes, rice, pasta and more.

A special thanks to SCARCE and the DuPage County Sheriff’s SWAP teams for their logistical support including boxing and distributing the meals to the community.

CPA Day of Service – Feed My Starving Children

Fates, Bodily & Parker participated in the CPA Day of Service by volunteering with Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit dedicated to ending starvation and malnutrition, box their MannaPacks for distribution. Each MannaPack is a meal “developed by food science and nutrition professionals to supplement nutritional needs and reduce problems with malnutrition.”

At this packing event, volunteers packed 69 cases, the equivalent of 19,409 meals. The meals will be distributed to those in need around the globe.

This is the second time the firm has volunteered with Feed My Children and the team looks forward to future opportunities to help this fantastic organization.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Fates, Bodily & Parker PLLC joined forces with coordinating company, Electri-Flex, SCARCE and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Department to provide 800 Thanksgiving meals to area residents in need. Meals were distributed in mid-November. 

Each recipient received a turkey, two boxes of stuffing, a box of mashed potatoes and one can of corn and one can of green beans.

Fates, Bodily & Parker provided 800 cans of corn and 800 cans of green beans for the meals and staff assisted with packaging the meals for distribution.

Several area organizations and businesses also contributed to the effort, enabling successful distribution of all 800 meals.

These included: The Sharkey Family, Jim Zay, Precision Stamp, Tri-Town YMCA, Bloomingdale Township, and the Roselle Police Department. 

Fates, Bodily & Parker Joins Area Businesses and Organizations to Provide Thanksgiving Meals to Residents in Need

“Giving to our community is one of the pillars of our firm. We are grateful to Electri-Flex, SCARCE and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Department for providing a meaningful way for us to contribute to area residents.”—Tom Parker, Partner, Fates, Bodily & Parker

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