The holidays may look different this year, but the needs are greater than ever. Pond Lehocky is proud to remain committed to community and providing positive moments during tough times.
December 01, 2020
The holidays may look different this year, but the needs are greater than ever. That’s why Pond Lehocky Giordano is once again spreading holiday cheer over the next five weeks by contributing to 25 local and national charities with its fourth annual 25 Days of Giving. This is one of many initiatives that the firm sponsors through its charitable arm, Pond Lehocky Community.
Beginning December 1, the firm is holding gift drives and donations for charities across the country. Traditionally, the firm’s staff and attorneys have volunteered at local non-profits throughout the month, in addition to monetary donations, but it has since transitioned to virtual events and donations, considering the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Pond Lehocky is proud to remain committed to community and providing positive moments during tough times.
Here are the charities and organizations the firm is supporting this holiday season:
Day 1: Lisa’s Army, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comfort to courageous individuals currently undergoing cancer treatments.
Day 2: Project HOME: Women of Change, a safe-haven residence for women in Philadelphia run by Project HOME, which aims to help adults, children and families break the cycle of homelessness.
Day 3: Disability Pride Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization of disabled people and their allies committed to promoting visibility and mainstreaming the positive pride felt by people with disabilities within their communities.
Day 4: Pennsylvania SPCA, a 100-percent, donor-funded animal rescue center with multiple locations throughout the state.
Day 5: Beverly’s Birthdays, an organization that provides birthday cheer to homeless children and families in need.
Day 6: Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, an organization that provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults in Pennsylvania with intellectual disabilities.
Day 7: ChildPromise, an organization that supports housing and educational services for foster children.
Day 8: Special Olympics of New Jersey, an organization that provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults in New Jersey with intellectual disabilities.
Day 9: Alzheimer’s Association, a national organization that supports research, care, and advocacy for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Day 10: ADL, a leading anti-hate organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry, and securing justice and fair treatment for all.
Day 11: 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 12: Families Forward Philadelphia, the city’s largest emergency shelter for families and travelers providing advice, guidance, protection, and shelter since 1915.
Day 13: Lupus Foundation of America, the only national organization devoted to solving the mystery of lupus with a mission to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
Day 14: Cards for Hospitalized Kids, a national organization that collects handmade cards from across the globe to distribute to hospitalized kids in need all year long, and 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 15: Gibson Temple Baptist Church, a local religious organization with a long-standing presence for helping those in need through food and clothing drives.
Day 16: Laurel House, a comprehensive agency dedicated to ending domestic violence and empowering those impacted through Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Day 17: Orthopedics at Nemours, one of the largest and most widely respected pediatric orthopedics practices in the United States which has been providing care for children and teens since 1940.
Day 18: Back on My Feet, a national organization that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support, and essential employment and house resources.
Day 19: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest organization that supports research and advocacy for blood cancer treatment.
Day 20: American Red Cross, an organization that prevents and alleviates human suffering by providing relief and support to those in crisis and helping communities prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Day 21: WePAC (West Philadelphia Alliance for Children), an organization that promotes childhood literacy by engaging volunteers to reopen and staff libraries and promote academic mentoring.
Day 22: William Way LGBT Community Center, an organization that encourages, supports and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational and cultural programming.
Day 23: Philadelphia Children’s Foundation, an organization that supports Philadelphia public schools by installing internet-ready computers in classrooms and publicly accessible locations, and outfits school libraries with books.
Day 24: TRIO, a non-profit group committed to improving the life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors.
Day 25: Share Food Program, a non-profit that is leading the fight against food insecurity in the Philadelphia region, by serving an expansive, quality partner network of community-based organizations and school districts engaged in food distribution, education and advocacy.
About Pond Lehocky Giordano
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Pond Lehocky Giordano is one the largest law firms in the region and helps Americans nationwide with injury and disability legal matters. The firm also has a booming nationwide referral network, which helps Americans across the nation with all legal matters. Since opening its door in 2010, the firm has won more than 80 awards, including U.S. News and World Report’s Best Law Firms, The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Top Workplaces, Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, and recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as one of the top law firms in Philadelphia for gender diversity.