Pond Lehocky Giordano will once again be spreading holiday cheer over the weeks leading up to the new year by donating to local and national charities selected by the firm’s clients, partners, attorneys, and staff.
This will be Pond Lehocky Giordano’s sixth straight year presenting 25 Days of Giving. Read on for a list of the organizations we are celebrating this year.
Alabama Make-A-Wish Foundation: Make-A-Wish shines a light of hope for children fighting critical illnesses when they need it most.
Disability Pride PA: Disability Pride PA promotes more visibility and cultivates the pride felt within the disability community as they advocate for an inclusive world. Disability Pride PA imagines a world where every disabled person feels pride through self-awareness, their identity, and their community at large.
No Kid Hungry: No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.
Pennsylvania SPCA: The Pennsylvania SPCA’s mission is to protect animals, prevent cruelty, and improve the health and quality of life throughout Pennsylvania. They do this through their four physical locations – North Philadelphia, Danville, Lancaster, and Main Line Animal Rescue, as well as through their Humane Law Enforcement Department, which covers 18 counties throughout the state.
Beverly’s Birthdays (Pittsburgh): Beverly’s Birthdays provides birthday cheer and critical baby care items for children experiencing homelessness and families in need. They spread birthday cheer 365 days a year.
Hope Walks: Hope Walks is the largest Christian provider of clubfoot care. They pair quality clubfoot treatment with compassionate care from clubfoot clinic parent advisors while empowering local healthcare workers and educating parents and caregivers.
Fundación Pro Ayuda de Puerto Rico: Fundación Pro Ayuda de Puerto Rico is a nonprofit entity with the mission and unconditional commitment to protect and help meet the needs of disadvantaged children and youth in Puerto Rico. Their vision is one of a world in which all children and youth grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed, academically and socially, in supportive families and communities.
Justinian Foundation: The charitable arm of the Justinian Society, the Justinian Foundation’s sole purpose is to provide financial assistance to law students currently enrolled in an accredited law school in a program of study leading to a juris doctor degree.
Operation Gratitude: Operation Gratitude is one of the largest and most impactful nonprofit organizations in the country that provides hands-on volunteerism in support of military veterans and first responders.
Lupus Foundation of America: The Lupus Foundation of America’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support, and advocacy.
Rock Ministries: A bible, boxing gloves, and five boys – that’s how Rock Ministries started. With its goal to reach at-risk, inner-city youth with the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Rock has now grown to serve over 11,000 kids through sports, arts, music, recreation, mentoring, and bible studies.
Families Forward: Families Forward operates Philadelphia’s largest emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, serving 65 families nightly, as well as maintaining 80 transitional and permanent supportive housing units in West Philadelphia.
St. Jude: St. Jude’s mission is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. No child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay.
Project HOME: The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and members of the broader society.
Back on My Feet: Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of fitness, community support, and essential employment and housing resources.
Caring for Friends: Caring for Friends shares food and friendship with homebound, homeless, and hungry people in greater Philadelphia.
American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society works to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. They advocate for lifesaving policy changes, promote healthy lifestyles to help prevent cancer, research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments, and provide information and support to people in every community who have been touched by cancer.
ChildPromise: ChildPromise’s mission is to support quality residential and educational services for children and youth. They are committed to fostering a sense of responsibility and accountability in children and youth by creating opportunities.
Laurel House: Laurel House’s mission is to advocate for and empower those impacted by domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safe haven, supportive programs, and resources. They also advance social change through preventative education, community training, and collaboration to foster a coordinated response to domestic abuse.
Epilepsy Foundation: Through public policy, legal advocacy, and grassroots engagement at the local, state, and federal levels, the Epilepsy Foundation raises awareness about epilepsies and issues affecting the epilepsy community and seeks positive change.
Fifty Shades of Purple Against Bullying: Fifty Shades of Purple Against Bullying is a community initiative that supports safe spaces and increases awareness about bullying in schools, homes, and the workplace. They share, encourage, and support anti-bullying campaigns through supportive and informative resources and volunteerism.
Travis Manion Foundation: The Travis Manion Foundation strives to unite and strengthen communities by training, developing, and highlighting the role models that lead them. They develop programs, training opportunities, and events designed to empower veterans and families of the fallen and then inspire them to pass on their values to the next generation and the community at large.
Polaris Project: The Polaris Project works to reshape the systems that allow for sex and labor trafficking in North America and operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.
Maleek Jackson Fitness Boxing Gym: Maleek Jackson is considered a top personal trainer in the Philadelphia area, and his youth anti-gun violence program the “Azzim Dukes Initiative” makes it possible for Philadelphia children faced with the possibility of gun violence to take weekly boxing lessons, redirect their focus, practice discipline, experience mentorship, and access and achieve positive community ties.
Share Food Program: Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting food to vulnerable people in need throughout Philadelphia and beyond its borders in surrounding townships and counties throughout the Philadelphia region.