BAP Donates to Operation Gratitude

BAP Operation Gratitude 2015

In an effort to continue to make a positive impact on the community, James Madison University’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) participated with Johnson Lambert, LLP’s in gathering items for Operation Gratitude.

With the help of faculty advisor Dr. Sandy Cereola, Ms. Eileen Shiflett, various accounting faculty and Kelly Hardy a Human Resources Generalist at Johnson Lambert, LLP the students donated their time to prepare care packages and write thank you letters to the service men and women that would benefit from Operation Gratitude. Over 150 students and faculty donated items for the care packages, which allowed Johnson Lambert, LLP to send 20 boxes of donated goods, 40 gift cards and 40 thank you notes to Operation Gratitude.

“[Johnson Lambert] was impressed by the enthusiasm by which the students participated in the project,” said Cereola.

Operation Gratitude is an organization that sends over 100,000+ care packages including personal letters of appreciation to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and selected servicemen and women deployed overseas.

“As part of the project, BAP students were given the opportunity to write thank you cards to the service men that would receive the donations,” said Cereola. “All students embraced this exercise with enthusiasm and some took the time to write more than one letter.”

BAP, an  honors society, consisting of Accounting, Finance, and Computer Information Systems students, requires the members to earn 15 hours of community service by participating in mandatory events organized by the fraternity and 5 hours in personal community service projects.

BAP is going to continue working with Johnson Lambert, LLP in both their fall and spring Operation Gratitude fundraisers. 

Published: Thursday, May 7, 2015

Last Updated: Friday, August 5, 2016

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