In the spirit of the season, each Cranfill Sumner office participated in a holiday service project with local organizations in their respective communities. All three offices focused their charitable giving efforts on helping children and families have a special holiday season by providing with them clothing and gifts that they would not have had the opportunity to receive otherwise. Below you will find information about the service projects in each office and the organizations they partnered with this holiday season.
The Raleigh office carried on the tradition of partnering with Friends of the Wake County Guardian ad Litem for their Guardian Angel Holiday Project. The Guardian Angel Holiday Project provides area children with gifts who would otherwise go without. The fundraising efforts were organized by Jonathan Peterson. He, along with several of his fellow new associates in the Raleigh office, took the money donated and bought the items requested for and of the children. This year the Raleigh office sponsored 15 children and provided each child with more than $130 worth of necessities and gifts. Several attorneys and staff in the Raleigh office gathered to wrap the gifts for the children before delivering them to Friends of the Wake County GAL. For more information on Friends of the Wake County Guardian ad Litem visit: friendsofwakegal.org/
Lead by Janelle Lyons, the Charlotte office chose to follow up their service project from Thanksgiving by once again partnering with Jackson Park Ministries to provide dinner and presents for two families living in the Jackson Park community. Each family has two children, and the CSH Charlotte office donated clothes, toys, and art supplies as well as perishable and non-perishable food items for both families. Jackson Park Ministries provides 2-parent and single-mom families in crisis with a Transformational Housing Program, food pantry, and children’s clothing closet.
The Wilmington office participated in a charity toy drive for New Hanover County’s Department of Social Services’ Gingerbread Tree program. The Gingerbread Tree program provides others with the opportunity to donate gifts to local foster children. The CSH Wilmington office was given a list of items needed for a 2 year old and 21 month old child and donated toys and clothing to each. For more information on the New Hanover County Department of Social Services visit: here.
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