The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Selects Foothill Unity Center as Beneficiary of 10-Year Anniversary Monte Carlo Night

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Proceeds will Support Mobile Dental Clinic, Which Treats More than 100 San Gabriel Valley Needy Children

Pasadena’s premier family law firm, The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, A Professional Corporation (LODPS, APC), announced today that it has partnered with Foothill Unity Center—a multi-service, non-profit agency serving low-income families throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

The partnership between LODPS and Foothill Unity Center will launch with the    firm’s invitation-only 10-year anniversary Monte Carlo Night fundraiser March 14th at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium’s Gold Room. One hundred percent of all proceeds will go directly to Foothill Unity Center’s sponsored Mobile Dental Clinic, an annual community program in partnership with the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry that offers comprehensive dental treatments, preventative measures and education during a seven-day period for approximately 120 school-age children.

“With the celebration of our 10-year anniversary, we want to give back to the community that’s been so generous and accepting of our firm,” said Donald P. Schweitzer, partner and founder, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer. “We chose Foothill Unity Center as our partner and beneficiary for many reasons, but above all they share our same client philosophy of treating each client and their families with integrity, respect and professionalism. It’s been my goal to extend our support beyond the families that walk through our office doors, and finally, with our new partnership, we are doing just that.”

“The Mobile Dental Clinic is one of our largest and most costly programs, but the benefits to the community outweighs the challenges of finding the financial support for it,” said Betty McWilliams, executive director, Foothill Unity Center. “In speaking with Mr. Schweitzer and his team, it’s apparent that the firm truly cares about all the families in the community it serves, and we are grateful for our partnership, and the support and dedication the firm is providing to this program. The Mobile Dental Clinic does remarkable work in our community by preventing serious ailments that could stem from untreated dental issues, but just as important, they are boosting the confidence of the children in our community.”

In 2012, the Mobile Dental Clinic provided 3,011 pediatric dental procedures ranging from sealants, filings, extractions, and minor oral surgery—services valued at $185,000. In addition to committing 100 percent of the proceeds from the 10-year anniversary fundraiser event, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer hope to rally the support of local businesses, professionals, colleagues and the community at large to raise as much funds to cover Foothill Unity Center’s $51,000 out-of-pocket costs for USC’s Mobile Dental Clinic. A donation form is available online at:

About Foothill Unity Center:
Foothill Unity Center’s mission is to “help neighbors in crisis attain self-sufficiency by partnering with the community and using our resources wisely to provide vital support services with love and dignity.” Founded in 1980, the Center has been a continuous provider of food, shelter, transportation, referrals, case management, and a variety of health services to low-income and homeless families in the community. Families that live within the Center’s 11 city service area of the San Gabriel Valley, and meet the income criteria of 150% of the Federal Poverty Line or below, are eligible for the Center’s programs and services. The Center also has experienced tremendous growth in its client-base, which has more than tripled during the last five years, from 1,371 unduplicated families in 2007 to 4,699 unduplicated families in 2012. With a dedicated staff and more than 2,000 volunteers, Foothill Unity Center works hard to make a significant difference in the lives of the 12,000 children, individuals and families it serves annually by providing them with the vital services they need to attain self-sufficiency with love and dignity.

About The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer
The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, A Professional Corporation, (LODPS, APC) is Pasadena's premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Its specialized attorneys are experienced in all areas of family law and estate planning, supported by today’s most advanced legal resources. Founded by a former police officer turned assistant district attorney, their responsiveness and expert team approach give their clients a favorable edge.

The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively. Their staff of 20 attorneys and legal support staff handle every aspect of each case with the utmost in professionalism, integrity and respect. Principled advocates who will always put their client’s best interests first, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer offers peace of mind every step of the way.

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