Our charitable efforts always focus on causes that are important to the employees, and education is definitely one of them. We love giving back to a community that has done so much for us as a business. Starting our own foundation was the next step.
Gastonia, NC (PRWEB) September 09, 2015
On Thursday, September 10, 2015, the McIlveen Family Law Firm celebrates the inauguration of their new location in historic downtown Gastonia with a ribbon cutting ceremony and the introduction of the new McIlveen Charitable Foundation.
“The focus of the McIlveen Charitable Foundation is literacy,” states Angela McIlveen, whose firm recently won a Community Impact Award for their service to the community. “We want our foundation to focus on the gift of reading and learning at an early age so they can carry that with them through life.”
In order to jumpstart children’s learning for the new school year, the McIlveen Charitable Foundation will gift every child in attendance with at least one book collected from their book drive. This book drive is the first effort of the charitable foundation.
Studies have shown that children in lower income households are exposed to fewer words compared to children in other households. Once they enter middle school, it is usually too late to catch up to other students.
“One of the firm values is being a forever learner. A lot of us here developed our love for reading as children, and we want to pass on that gift to others,” McIlveen shares. “Our charitable efforts always focus on causes that are important to the employees, and education is definitely one of them. We love giving back to a community that has done so much for us as a business. Starting our own foundation was naturally the next step.”
The ribbon cutting ceremony, open to the public, is scheduled to occur from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm at 174 S. South Street, Gastonia, NC. There will be a reception after the ribbon cutting from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for McIlveen Family Law Firm clients and their families that will feature popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, a bouncy house, and live entertainment from Frozen characters. Another private reception will also occur during this time.
McIlveen Family Law Firm’s new head office is located on the third and fourth floors and rooftop of a charming four-story building in downtown Gastonia, where it utilizes an open space concept to promote productivity through accessibility. This open space design is not typical for a law firm, but is more reminiscent of a Silicon Valley company.
The building houses a reception area, client conference rooms, a café with soda fountain, open workspace dedicated to the staff, and employee amenities such as a fitness center and nap room.
Founded by Angela and Sean McIlveen, the McIlveen Family Law Firm ranked 13th in the small company category of Charlotte Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for 2014. Among the charities the firm has worked with in the past are the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Relatives, Project Halo, and Habitat for Humanity.
Focused solely on North Carolina family law, the McIlveen Family Law Firm is fully committed to helping families from all over the state resolve complex legal matters on an extensive range of issues, including divorce, child custody and support, alimony, adoption, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, and grandparent rights.
The legal team at the McIlveen Family Law Firm is composed of experienced attorneys who work tirelessly and advocate aggressively for their clients to look out for their best interests and to ensure that their rights are always protected. For more information call (704) 557-0131 or visit http://www.mcilveenfamilylaw.com.