Bisnar | Chase Teams Up with SOS to Adopt Two Families for Christmas

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As it has for many years, the Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Law Firm ( will adopt two needy families for Christmas through the Share Our Selves (SOS) annual Adopt A Family program.

As it has for many years, the Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Law Firm ( will adopt two needy families for Christmas through the Share Our Selves (SOS) annual Adopt A Family program.

Employees of the Newport Beach-based law firm will donate gifts, gift certificates and food to brighten the holidays of families in need. "Every year, we adopt two families who would not have a happy Christmas if it weren’t for the generous people who choose to participate in this wonderful program," said Bisnar | Chase founder, John Bisnar. "This year, we'll be adopting two, four-person families -- mother, father and two children - -for the holidays."

Shoes, Clothes, Toys, and a Turkey Dinner

Donated items typically include shoes, clothes, toys, and food to make sure each family has a Christmas they can enjoy and remember. "We make sure the family has a great holiday, complete with presents for all and a delicious turkey dinner," noted Danielle Olson, Bisnar | Chase Executive Assistant and Adopt A Family project coordinator. "We provide these families with gifts, gift certificates and toys. We also remain anonymous and package the children's toys on behalf of their parents."

Over 750 SOS Volunteers in Orange County

Share Our Selves selected the local Orange County families for Bisnar | Chase based on need. In some cases, the law firm has helped much larger families. SOS is comprised of over 750 volunteers in Orange County who provide free assistance to those in need of basic living essentials. These include social and medical services, as well as dental services throughout the year. The annual holiday Adopt A Family tradition is designed to brighten the Christmas of these needy families.

Adopt A Family Goal for 2009: Help 1,650 Families with Children

This holiday season marks the 40th year for the SOS Annual Adopt A Family program. This outstanding holiday tradition has helped thousands of struggling Orange County families. This year, Adopt A Family hopes to help more than 1,650 families with children. Families are recommended to SOS by Costa Mesa and Santa Ana schools.

How to Adopt A Family

Adopt A Family participants are asked to provide each child in the chosen family with at least two new gifts, or provide the family with a complete holiday dinner, or preferably, both. Companies and individuals who are interested in Adopting A Family are urged to download the form and email it to AAF2009(at)shareourselves(dot)org or fax it to 949-515-5804.

For more information about the Adopt A Family Program, contact Vanessa Ontiveros at 949-515-5400, ext 39 or AAF2009(at)shareourselves(dot)org. For those interested in helping the Adopt A Family program, volunteers are needed at the Orange County Fair & Event Center on December 15th and 16th from 8:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. and December 17th from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information about volunteering, click here. To sign up, contact Vanessa at 949-515-5400, ext. 39 or AAF2009(at)shareourselves(dot)org.

About Bisnar | Chase

Bisnar | Chase is an Orange County personal injury law firm that represents people who have been very seriously injured or lost a family member due to an accident, defective product or negligence throughout California. The law firm has won a wide variety of challenging personal injury and defective product cases, involving car accidents, on-the-job accidents, dog attacks, dangerous roadway conditions and defective products, such as automobiles. For more information, visit and


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