NOVEMBER 2016, Kennesaw, Ga.— Throughout October, Henssler Financial issued a challenge to each department to bring in as many canned goods and pantry items as possible for the Center for Family Resources’ Thanks for Giving food drive. With seven departments competing, the Henssler employees purchased more than 1,750 items, including 924 canned items and 296 boxes of pasta, supplemented by $675 in gift cards, which the families will use for meat and fresh vegetables.
Serving the Cobb County and Kennesaw community has always been important cornerstone for the firm. Dr. Gene and Pat have led by example on how important community involvement is and have continuously encouraged the Henssler staff to derive satisfaction from participating and helping others.
“We are very proud our employees take an active role in contributing to the betterment of local communities through non-profit organizations that improve the lives of others,” said Gene Henssler. “It demonstrates a commitment to the people where we live and work. Our connection to our neighbors is invaluable.”
Nick Antonucci, Jimmy Thibault, Suzanne Lako, Josh Weidie, Amber Miller, Belinda Matonak, Stacy Haubenschild and Kenny Duckett from Henssler spent the afternoon of Nov. 16, alongside more than 130 volunteers, sorting and packing boxes for families of various sizes. The CFR collected the food at the Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. The food was sorted into different categories including green vegetables; yellow vegetables; potatoes; soups; fruit; tomatoes; rice, pasta, sauce; stuffing, broth or corn muffin mix; desserts; breakfast; miscellaneous item; peanut butter and jelly.
Henssler’s volunteer teams were designated “shoppers,” and walked along four rows of tables filled with the different categories of food, filling boxes with the allotted food items. As boxes were packed, they were taken to another set of volunteers who ensured all the food items were included and then sealed and stacked them.
Within three hours, more than 400 boxes were assembled and packed with food for distribution to families the week before Thanksgiving
“That’s a huge number for us. Everyone did an amazing job. We are so glad to hear that everyone from Henssler enjoyed volunteering with us and look forward to coming back; that just makes our hearts soar,” said Christi Campbell, Communications & Marketing Coordinator for The Center for Family Resources.
Thanksgiving week can be even more financially stressful when students are home from school for more than just the holiday meal. Through participation in the Thanks for Giving food drive, Henssler Financial’s donations will help the CFR feed more than 20 families this holiday season.
The Center for Family Resources has been empowering Cobb families to self-sufficiency since 1960. The CFR has been helping make Thanksgiving traditions happen for more than 30 years through their Thanks for Giving program.
About Henssler Financial
With assets under advisement of $1.51 billion as of September 30, 2016, Henssler Financial has been delivering comprehensive financial solutions to its individual, corporate and institutional clients for nearly 30 years. Founded in 1987 by Gene W. Henssler, Ph.D., Henssler Financial provides solutions that incorporate a range of services, including wealth management, financial planning, tax preparation and consulting, small-business retirement planning and estate planning. The firm hosts Atlanta’s longest running and most respected money show on radio—“Money Talks”—airing Saturday mornings from 10-11 a.m. on AM 920 The Answer.
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