Madison, WI,- SVA, in their annual tradition, is kicking off the holiday season by giving to people in need.  From November 4th through December 2nd the firm's Madison offices participated in a food/fund drive benefiting Second Harvest Foodbank.  The drive was conducted as a part of the NBC 15 Share Your Holidays to Eliminate Hunger campaign. The event is southwestern Wisconsin's largest food/fund drive campaign spanning six weeks and culminating with a grand finale event held on December 12.

"With the holidays upon us and numerous local families that do not have the luxury of a holiday meal, giving back to our community is important to us," said Carl Schultz, President and CEO of SVA. "As active members of the community, we know that food banks, food pantries, and other charitable organizations face rising demand and a lack of necessary supplies. We are pleased to be involved with this important event that will feed thousands of people in need within our community again this year."

During the Grand Finale event, SVA professionals will be volunteering throughout the day - working on the phone bank answering calls and taking pledges as well as participating in the sort-a-thon.  Sort-a-thon volunteers are essential in assisting Second Harvest Foodbank in organizing and preparing all the donated food for distribution - ensuring it gets to tables in time for the holidays.

SVA's contribution of 15,904 meals will be presented to representatives from Second Harvest Foodbank live during NBC15's 6:00 p.m. news broadcast on Thursday, December 12.

The 2013 NBC15 Share Your Holidays campaign marks the 18th year.  Since inception in 1996, the campaign has raised more than 22 million meals for families in southwestern Wisconsin. 

About Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, a member of Feeding America

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending hunger in southwestern Wisconsin, serving nearly 141,000 people annually, including 43 percent who are children. Through food and financial donations and volunteer support, Second Harvest acquires and distributes food to 225 partner programs in 16 counties. From July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013, Second Harvest distributed 12.6 million pounds of food. It is one of 200 affiliates of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity.

 www.secondharvestmadison.org

About SVA

Since our inception in 1974, we have focused on developing long-standing business relationships.  As our clients businesses and personal interests have grown, we have increased our service offerings to meet their expanding needs.

Now, over 35 years later, SVA and its affiliates are recognized leaders offering a wide range of professional services including audit and accounting, tax, business information technologies, medical billing and coding, wealth management, trust and estate administration services.

The cornerstone of SVA will always remain the same providing service and value, helping our clients achieve measurable results.  SVA is dedicated to the clients we serve and to the communities we serve maintaining a long tradition of involvement and support.

SVA is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, employs over 400 staff, and has additional offices in Milwaukee and Appleton, Wisconsin.

www.sva.com.