From our family to yours, happy holidays!
As the year's end rapidly approaches, I've decided to take a moment to reflect on some of the things our office has done to give back to our community this year.
On March 14th, attorneys CD Owens and Christa Banfield volunteered at the Paiute Neighborhood Center Legal Clinic. They gave each client basic legal advice and pointed them in the right direction to resolve their issues.
Also in March, the firm's administrative staff held a drive to collect towels and blankets for the Maricopa County Animal Shelters. After a very successful drive, the staff dropped off the collected items at The Barking Dog in Scottsdale where the Maricopa County Animal Shelter representative collected and delivered the items to the shelters in need.
In June and July, the firm conducted a Code Red water drive to support the Phoenix Rescue Mission. The office ultimately collected 2,712 bottles of water and undisclosed financial donations to provide water to the Valley's homeless men, women and children to help them get through the summer's heat.
On June 24th, our paralegals volunteered at Feed My Starving Children. They packed boxes to be sent to El Salvador. These boxes gave needy children without proper resources in that country access to food and proper nutrition.
And finally, on November 18th, our attorneys, paralegals, and office administrative staff collected 92 turkeys, canned food and $915 in donations for St. Mary's Food Bank in connection with its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive.
We are happy to be involved in our community and, I have to admit, we had some fun doing it!
All of us here at Owens & Perkins hope that you will also will take time to reflect on all the ways you and your family made a difference for someone or some organization in your community this year. It's a pretty amazing feeling.
We wish each and every one of you a safe and wonderful holiday season!