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Giving Back

Our firm realizes that not everyone has a blessed life and that there are many individuals and families in our community who struggle from day to day. This is why our law firm is dedicated to giving back and paying it forward to our community. There are so many ways to help out whether it is financially, donating time or talents, donating or preparing food, providing clothing (like winter coats) or personal care needs. The possibilities and opportunities are endless. Below are some of our favorites that our firm has actively been involved with:

At Thanksgiving, paralegal Kelly Norman and legal secretary Debbie Davis from our firm go to Costco and Walmart and load up the Suburban with 40 or 50 turkeys, and deliver them to our local missions: Care and Share, the Marion House Soup Kitchen, and the Springs Rescue Mission. The smiles that we receive when these are delivered every year is priceless. Our firm also makes periodic financial donations as well. They are great organizations that feed the hungry, and every little bit helps.

Our law office also supports the Dale House, a home for teenagers who are involved in the legal system or have parents who are incarcerated or in long term drug rehab. At the end of October/beginning of November, we find out who needs winter coats, their size, and deliver 18-20 winter coats for teenagers in the Dale House. Many of these kids don’t even own a coat and they are well received. Our firm also hosts a Christmas Eve lunch for the Dale House teenagers and staff members at Phantom Canyon Restaurant where they can play pool, shuffleboard, foosball, and enjoy a hot meal. For many of these teenagers, it is the only time that they actually are served by waitstaff sitting down at a table. It makes their Christmas Holiday a little brighter and we love spreading some Holiday Cheer! We also support Colorado Springs Teen Court, which is another organization helping young individuals who find themselves in the legal system and need support and guidance.

One of our favorite events is the Cystic Fibrosis Great Stride Walk in May each year. The firm hires 8-10 high school and college students, for a fun-filled Saturday helping out with setting up, working the rest stops during the walk, cheering on its participants, and then taking it down. The Cystic Fibrosis Walk provides funding for research to extend the lives of children with Cystic Fibrosis. Because of this research, the life span of these children has more than doubled!

Our firm supplies pizzas for Clearbrook Group Home for developmentally disabled adults on the first Friday of every month. 8-10 pizzas are delivered (one gluten-free), giving the adult residents a pizza party, and a nice break for the cooks and staff.

Respire Haiti is a day school/medical clinic that provides meals, schooling, and health care for over 500 Haitian children. Our firm donates at the annual fundraiser and also sponsors two children (Juliana Francois and Johnsley Destin). This is a medical clinic and day school started by the wife of a pastor of a church in Louisiana. She went to Haiti on a business trip and saw a young girl throwing rocks at a bird in a park. She went and asked the young girl why she was throwing rocks at the bird, and the young girl replied because she was hungry. Twenty-four-year-old Megan Boudreau quit her job, moved to Haiti, and opened a Christian school that provides children two meals per day. She then added the medical clinic and a physical therapy clinic.

We are actively involved in the Harvest Festival at Wilson United Methodist Church, which is a family event that provides an alternative to Halloween trick or treating. There are games, inflatable obstacle courses, rock climbing walls, and many other attractions. Candy and prizes are handed out to the children. Many of the participants arrive in costumes.

Our firm participates in the Lord’s Dinner, which is a group of churches that provide meals for 80 to 100 at-need individuals on Sunday nights at Sacred Heart Church on 21st and Colorado. Pit Martin is a crew leader three (3) Sundays per year with 20 to 30 volunteers cooking up over 100 dishes of rigatoni with meat sauce, salad, vegetables, bread, and cookies for the needy. Pit personally enjoys this event as warm food seems to bring people together to share their stories and experiences in the world. This event gathers and nourishes many individuals and families in need in our community.

In addition, our firm supports CASA as well as several other worthy causes.

Our firm is delighted that we can give back to the community and share some of the blessings that our hard work and wonderful clients have provided. We encourage everyone in our community to pick a charity to support, be it a financial or time donation. Every little bit helps!

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