It’s a great honor to be recognized by the school district for our efforts, but the real joy came in seeing the smiles on the students’ faces as they picked out their own toys and clothing—that was the true reward.
Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) June 09, 2014
A holiday giving event started as a labor of love by Tampa attorney Christopher Ligori and his wife Sherrie was recently recognized by the Hillsborough County School District and the SERVE Volunteers in Education organization.
“Wildcat Wonderland”, a holiday shopping spree for the most needy students of Belle Witter Elementary in Tampa, was selected among thirty-eight service projects as a Partner in Education Award winner for 2014. The idea for the event was developed by attorney Christopher Ligori and his wife Sherrie as a way to give back to the community, and they plan to make this an annual event. Sherrie Ligori was once a teacher at Witter; she recalled very clearly the critical needs of a large portion of the student population at this school, and wanted to do something to help the students and their families.
Through the assistance of Witter Elementary social worker Erin Saunders and guidance counselor Patricia Guglielmi, Christopher Ligori & Associates organized a holiday shopping trip to the local Target department store for 80 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Students were guided through the store by school staff and event volunteers, who helped them to select their own Christmas toys and clothing. Through the generosity of the Ligori family, these children got to experience the spirit of the holiday season that they may not have otherwise had the opportunity to take part in.
“We were delighted to make the Wildcat Wonderland event a reality for the deserving students at Witter Elementary,” explained Mr. Ligori, father of two young daughters. “It’s a great honor to be recognized by the school district for our efforts, but the real joy came in seeing the smiles on the students’ faces as they picked out their own toys and clothing—that was the true reward. I hope that our efforts encourage more businesses to get involved with their local schools and give of themselves, as it’s really appreciated by the schools and the teachers working with this student population.”
Christopher Ligori, a lifelong resident of Tampa, has been practicing law in the community for over 20 years. Christopher Ligori & Associates handles all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including auto, motorcycle and trucking accidents. For more information, contact Christopher Ligori at (813) 223-2929, or visit LigoriLaw.com.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER LIGORI & ASSOCIATES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Christopher N. Ligori & Associates handles all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the State of Florida and the Southeastern U.S., including automobile, motorcycle and trucking accidents. The firm also handles negligent security and negligent supervision cases along with products liability, nursing home neglect and abuse cases along with defective products and drug cases. Mr. Ligori has been practicing law since 1994, and is a former Hillsborough County State Attorney. The Tampa native has been recently recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, their high test rating. He has also tried over 100 jury trials to verdict. For more information visit http://www.LigoriLaw.com.