How Wearing Jeans Helps Benefit Our Community
By: Caryn L. Stumpfl, Marketing Director, Morris Law Group - December 06, 2019
Morris Law Group'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 contributing $5 each per week to wear jeans on Friday, the team has been able to raise more than $2,000 in donations for our selected charities this year.
Our fundraising recipients for 2019 include Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee Groves, Fla., the largest cage-free, no-kill dog rescue in the United States. We also raised funds for 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 will be donating over $1,000 to each of these worthy charities this year.
At the end of every year, all staff members are encouraged to submit their personal favorite charities for consideration. The team members then draw the charities for the next year from a hat. Morris Law Group has supported a wide variety of charities, causes and non-profit organizations over the years. For 2020, the staff has decided to support an organization that benefits the people of the Bahamas and their ongoing struggle after Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands earlier this fall. We’ll be collecting and donating non-perishable food items, toiletries and clothing. We also will be selecting our “Jeans Friday” recipients for 2020 later this month.
In addition to our “Jeans Friday” fundraising, Morris Law Group supports Junior Achievement of South Florida in their efforts to educate students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. Morris Law Group Founding Partner Stuart Morris, Esq., CPA, B.C.S. volunteers as Chairman of the JA of South Florida Charitable Foundation Inc., and serves on the Board of Directors. Earlier this fall, Stu and the Morris Law Group team raised more than $17,500 for JA of South Florida.
The Morris Law Group 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.
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