CHICAGO, Illinois – (December 31, 2018)—Brilliant™, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, celebrated the holiday season with the families of A Safe Haven this month. This is the third consecutive year the Brilliant team has hosted the family-oriented Holiday Party.
Nearly 20 Brilliant team members volunteered their time at A Safe Haven Foundation, a social enterprise that helps people aspire, transform and sustain their lives as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose.
A Safe Haven provides shelter, food, treatment, education and job training to families in need. Some of the populations served include military veterans, families, non-violent criminal justice impacted populations, as well as men, women and children.
For the Holiday Party, Brilliant team members organized eight different activity stations on the grounds of A Safe Haven for the children and families to enjoy. From a Polaroid photo booth to a hot chocolate bar to cookie-decorating, infants, toddlers and pre-teens alike participated in the fun. There was even a $100 Target gift card raffle for the parents.
CEO Jeff Mariola, says, “Seeing the smiles on the children’s and parents’ faces from A Safe Haven was truly remarkable and heart-warming. It’s safe to say that we made a positive impact on each child and parent at the party. The Brilliant team is dedicated to making people’s lives better, and that includes our communities. The spirit of giving is what the holiday season is all about, and we’re happy to know these families felt that joy and spirit this year.”
To conclude the fun-filled afternoon—each partygoer received a small party favor before leaving the party. The Brilliant team was happy to spread holiday cheer while the families experienced a wonderful day to remember.
Brilliant team members also volunteer with A Safe Haven at other times throughout the year. In the summer, Brilliant organizes a Field Day for the families of A Safe Haven. This includes up to 10 different activity stations on the grounds of A Safe Haven for the children and families to enjoy.
To learn more about Brilliant and its Community Involvement, visit the Brilliant website.
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Brilliant is an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and information technology for the Greater Chicago, South Florida and Dallas-Fort Worth labor markets. The firm represents high-quality accounting, finance and information technology talent and matches them with hiring companies throughout various industries including manufacturing, distribution, health care, professional services, retail, legal, technology, real estate, nonprofit organizations, software and hospitality, among others. Many of Brilliant’s team members include former hiring managers, and accounting and finance professionals from the Big 4 accounting firms, as well as other leading professionals in the industry. Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has ranked on various award lists including Forbes America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms two years in a row including No. 2 in 2018, Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms in 2017, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 for four straight years including No. 1 in 2015, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms for four straight years including No. 2 in 2015, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent for North America three years in a row, Inc. 5000 for three straight years, Best Places to Work South Florida two years in a row, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for five straight years, and others. To learn more about Brilliant, visit www.brilliantfs.com, call 312.582.1800 or follow @BrilliantFS on social media.
Nora Moran, Brilliant™