New York, NY (January 15, 2014) – The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., participated in the New York Cares’ Winter Wishes for Kids and Families Program, as part of its commitment to community. The program helps fulfill the holiday wishes of nearly 40,000 disadvantaged New Yorkers. Children, teens, and families write letters to New York Cares requesting a gift that will make the holidays brighter. A team of attorneys and staff at the firm will volunteer to answer several of those letters by buying the requested gifts.
“It is our pleasure to participate in the NY Cares Winter Wishes Program and other corporate programs they offer throughout the year. We pride ourselves on being a responsible business citizen, by giving back to the communities in which we work and live. It is rewarding to be able to give to others who otherwise might not be able to celebrate with presents during the holiday season,” stated Karol S. Robinson, Member of the firm and coordinator of its Winter Wishes team.
New York Cares, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded by a group of friends who wanted to take action against the serious social issues facing the city of New York. Their goal was to meet pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service – and this continues to be its mission today. New York Cares is now the city’s largest volunteer management organization, running volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies, and public schools. Today’s volunteers share our founders’ vision that we all have a role to play in making our city a better place
Norris McLaughlin, P.A. prides itself on being a responsible corporate citizen through extensive pro bono work and firm-wide charitable initiatives for worthwhile causes, such as the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity and Somerset County’s Resource Center for Women & Their Families. Individual attorneys and staff also give their time and talents to many organizations, including the Montgomery Academy, The Adult Day Center of Somerset County, Somerset County Crimestoppers, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and Hunterdon Prevention Resources, to name a few.