We are pleased to announce that we recently wrapped up successful fundraising and volunteering campaigns for Boston and New York-based non-profits and community groups. Good Deeds Month is an annual philanthropic initiative for Wolf Greenfield that promotes community engagement and charitable giving, and includes supporting the Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) Associates Fund Drive.
This year, Wolf Greenfield raised over $80,000 to support the work of GBLS on behalf of domestic violence survivors. The drive benefits the GBLS Family Law Unit, which offers free legal services to help families overcome difficult circumstances, to move on with their lives and to become self-sufficient. Led by Wolf Greenfield attorneys Stuart Duncan Smith, Sardiaa Leney, Chelsea Loughran, Ethan Marks and Eric Rutt, every Boston-based associate, counsel and technology specialist at the firm contributed, with the firm’s shareholder group providing matching funds. Wolf Greenfield raised more than it ever has in the past, and for the sixth year in a row, more than any other participating law firm. In total, the drive raised over $500,000 for GBLS.
In addition, nearly 100 firm employees participated in a variety of campaigns and events designed to enrich the communities in which they live and practice. Throughout the month, volunteers from the Boston office painted and landscaped at a Habitat for Humanity build site in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and sorted donation items at Cradles to Crayons, an organization that provides local children with the essentials they need to thrive at school, at home and at play.
Volunteers from the New York office worked with Project Sunshine on an event called Sending Sunshine and created 198 personalized care packages and craft kits for pediatric patients. Wolf Greenfield employees also raised $2,500 for the American Heart Association through the Lawyers Have Heart 5K, an annual fundraising event held in Boston.
“Our firm’s tradition of charitable giving and community engagement provides our employees with a great opportunity to give back,” said Mike Rader, chair of the firm’s Charitable Committee. “These activities allow us to support both the communities we live in and our professional community here at the firm.”
Read more about Wolf Greenfield’s community engagement and pro bono work.