This is the Firm’s second annual 25 Days of Giving. Throughout December, the firm partners, attorneys and staff have been making donations, holding fundraisers, creating cards and care packages, holding special holiday events and volunteering in the community.
Here is a recap of each day’s activities:
Day 1: The Firm made a donation to Wigs and Wishes, which provides wigs and grants wishes to individuals battling cancer.
Day 2: Eight staff members volunteered as course monitors for the Jingle All the Way 3K, a fundraising event to benefit the Special Olympics, which provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Day 3: Staff members made handmade cards for sick children across the nation for Cards for Hospitalized Kids.
Day 4: Staff collected and donated gently used shoes for Back on My Feet, an organization that uses running to combat homelessness. For every pound of shoes received, 50 cents goes to the cause.
Day 5: A group of 11 staffers served dinner to residents at the Women of Change safe haven shelter run by Project HOME, a Philadelphia-based organization that helps adults, children, and families break the cycle of homelessness.
Day 6: The Firm donated a care package to a foster child at a local college through ChildPromise Inc.’s Share the Care program. ChildPromise supports housing and educational services for foster children.
Day 7: The Firm ran a pet toy drive for the Northeast Philadelphia chapter of the Pennsylvania SPCA, a 100-percent donor funded animal rescue center with multiple locations throughout the state. The staff also got to meet two of the dogs currently up for adoption.
Day 8: Pond Lehocky made a donation to Omega Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation Center, a local organization that educates about equine care, legislates for humane treatment of horses and finds homes for horses in need.
Day 9: The Firm made a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, a national organization supporting research, care, and advocacy for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Day 10: The Firm’s staff contributed to Susan B. Komen’s Pretty in Pig fundraiser campaign, holding a contest by splitting into teams and depositing donations into their “piglet” banks. The donations are to be used to fund breast cancer research.
Day 11: Firm staff partnered with WePAC, the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children, helping shelve and catalog books at the W.C. Longstreth Elementary School library, which will open in January. WePAC promotes childhood literacy by engaging volunteers to reopen and staff libraries and promote academic mentoring.
Day 12: Families Forward Philadelphia, the city’s largest emergency shelter for families and travelers providing advice, guidance, protection, and shelter since 1915.
Day 13: Operation Gratitude, a national organization supporting U.S. Military and First Responder communities by sending care packages and letters to deployed soldiers and to their children at home.
Day 14: Lupus Foundation of America, the only national organization devoted to solving the mystery of lupus.
Day 15: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest organization that supports research and advocacy for blood cancer treatment. The firm donated money to fund further research to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma.
Day 16: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which leads the fight against Type I diabetes through funding research, advocacy and accelerating access to therapies.
Day 17: Orthopedics at Nemours, one of the largest and most widely respected pediatric orthopedics practices in the United States. The Frim delivered toys to the hospital for the orthopedics department to hand out to children.
Day 18: Rock Ministries of Philadelphia, a boxing and mentorship program in Kensington, Philadelphia, serving over 5,000 kids through sports, arts, music, mentoring and Bible studies, and providing food to the needy in the community.
Day 19: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Reach Out and Read, a program to give children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Day 20: Sidney Hillman Apartments, a subsidized assisted living community for older adults in Philadelphia. Staff members brought holiday treats to the 275+ elderly and disabled residents.
Day 21: No Kid Hungry, a national organization helping to fight childhood hunger and teaching kids and their families to cook healthy, affordable meals.
Day 22: Team Foster, founded by Pond Lehocky Associate Nick Liermann, raises money to partner service dogs with veterans suffering from combat-related disabilities including PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.
Day 23: National Stroke Association, a national organization devoted to reducing the incidence and impact of strokes.
Day 24: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the world’s leading organization in searching for a cure from cystic fibrosis.
Day 25: Salvation Army, the nation’s largest faith-based charity serving 30+ million Americans every year through service-based programs.
A new gift was revealed everyday: see what we did each day and learn about important charities in need this holiday season and beyond.
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