Making a Positive Difference Together: CPA Firm Donates Clothing and Basic Necessities with Every Tax Return

Vicenti, a full service accounting and business consulting firm, is using everyday services for their clients as a vehicle to make a positive difference on a global scale. This tax season, for every individual tax return Vicenti prepares for a client, the firm is providing 50 street children in India with clothing and basic necessities. The tax client receives a Certificate of Appreciation to document this act of giving; in this way both the client and the firm experience the joy of giving.

This is made possible through VLS’ partnership with the global giving initiative Buy1GIVE1 (B1G1). B1G1 is a non-profit organization that helps local businesses support charities around the world through business activity-based contribution models. One hundred percent of Vicenti’ donation goes to the selected organization, at no extra charge to the client.

“Participating in the Buy1Give1 global program is a simple way to both thank our individual tax clients and do something to help people in need,” said Tim Evans, Vicenti Lead Tax Partner. “This year’s effort of providing clothing and basic necessities to 50 street children in India provides us the joy of giving and gratitude for the abundance we have in America.”

Public service has always been central to Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman’s culture; the firm’s purpose is to make a positive difference in the world. After learning about B1G1, the partners jumped on the opportunity to make an impact at a truly global level, and in a way that so closely involves their clients. Vicenti was one of the first firms in the United States to become a B1G1 Business Member when they joined in 2012. Last tax season, Vicenti provided clean water to 100 people for a day for each individual tax return prepared.

For over 60 years, Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman has provided accounting, audit, tax, fraud investigation and advisory services to clients throughout the state of California. For more information, visit To view the firm’s B1G1 profile, visit

B1G1 Giving is a not-for-profit society that moves giving from an ad-hoc, event-driven model to a very specific transaction-based giving model—a world where every transaction gives back and makes a difference. More details can be found at