To promote Dr. King’s message of
social justice, the Firm is
participating in two events, demonstrating its commitment to of engage
with the community on a local, national and global levels.
During work hours, the Firm will hold a donation
drive for the National Marrow Donor Program’s Be the Match initiative. Be the
Match is a registry that pairs donors with patients battling blood disorders
like leukemia, sickle cell diseases and lymphoma. These diseases hit African-American
patients particularly hard since more than one in three cannot find a marrow
With Dr. King’s iconic 1963 “I have a
dream” speech providing the inspiration, cards will be distributed
throughout the office to staff and clients, who will be asked to write down a “dream”
they have on one of the cards. Those dreams can range from hopes for social justice
and world peace to personal and work life changes. Pond Lehocky
will make a base donation to the National Marrow Donor Program, increasing that
amount by $1 for every “dream” collected.
After work, 10 volunteers will
be going to Chosen 300 Ministries’ facility in Center City to help serve dinner
to the homeless. The volunteers will greet guests, prepare meals, serve meals
and clean up. Chosen 300 is an interdenominational mission with locations
throughout Philadelphia. It provides help to the homeless and less fortunate.
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano
opened its doors in July 2010 with six attorneys and only 22 total staff
members. Today, it is the largest workers’ compensation and Social Security
disability law firm in the region, boasting 12 office locations and over 200
staff members. The Firm opened its Pittsburgh location in 2016 and has also
recently expanded into new practice areas for workers, including employment law
and long-term disability.