Elder Law Associates PA’s staff of attorneys, paralegals and other professional personnel participate in a voluntary charitable giving program supporting a variety of charitable causes each year. By staff members contributing $5 each per week to wear jeans on Fridays, snack sales and other events, the team was able to raise more than $2,000 in donations for our selected charities in 2019.
Last year’s fundraising recipients include Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee Groves, Fla., the largest cage-free, no-kill dog rescue in the United States, and the Lupus Foundation of America, the largest force in the fight to cure Lupus, an inflammatory disease caused when a person’s immune system attacks its own tissues. This organization has a special meaning for one of our staff members, whose sister is afflicted with this brutal, unpredictable and devastating disease. Because of “Jeans Friday,” we donated over $1,000 to each of these worthy charities last year.
Twice per year, all staff members are encouraged to submit their personal favorite charities for consideration. The team members then draw the charity for the next six months from a hat. The staff selected the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County Inc. as our charity for the first half of 2020. This worthwhile organization is dedicated to improving birth outcomes and promoting healthy families by providing access to care, education and support to those facing the physical, emotional, economic and social challenges of pregnancy and infant care.
We also will be supporting the people of the Bahamas and their ongoing struggle after Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands last fall. We’ll be collecting and donating non-perishable food items, toiletries and clothing throughout the year.
In addition to our “Jeans Friday” fundraising, Elder Law Associates supports Junior Achievement of South Florida in their efforts to educate students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.
The Elder Law Associates PA team is proud to give back in our own small way. Not only is it rewarding personally, but our contributions really do have a big effect on the local community and the world around us. For more information about our corporate giving program, please contact us.