Pond Lehocky gives back with 3rd annual 25 Days of Giving

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Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano will once again be spreading holiday cheer over the weeks leading up to Christmas by contributing to local and national charities selected by the firm’s clients, partners, attorneys and staff.

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano will once again be spreading holiday cheer over the weeks leading up to Christmas by contributing to local and national charities selected by the firm’s clients, partners, attorneys and staff.

This will be Pond Lehocky’s third straight year presenting 25 Days of Giving. Beginning Dec. 1, the firm will be:            

  •     Volunteering in the local community
  •     Holding special holiday events for the sick and underprivileged
  •     Creating cards and care packages
  •     Donating to charities

Here are the charities and organizations the firm will be supporting this holiday season:

Day 1: Lisa’s Army, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comfort to courageous individuals currently undergoing cancer treatments.

Day 2: Project HOME: Women of Change, a safe haven residence for women in Philadelphia run by Project HOME, which aims to help adults, children and families break the cycle of homelessness.

Day 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an international observance by the United Nations to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. To celebrate this international day, the firm will be supporting Disability Pride Philadelphia.

Day 4: Pennsylvania SPCA, a 100-percent donor funded animal rescue center with multiple locations throughout the state.

Day 5: Beverly’s Birthdays, an organization that provides birthday cheer to homeless children and families in need.

Day 6: Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, which provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults in Pennsylvania with intellectual disabilities.

Day 7: ChildPromise, an organization which supports housing and educational services for foster children.

Day 8: Special Olympics of New Jersey, which provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults in New Jersey with intellectual disabilities.

Day 9: Alzheimer’s Association, a national organization supporting research, care, and advocacy for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Day 10: WePAC, the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children, promotes childhood literacy by engaging volunteers to reopen and staff libraries and promote academic mentoring.

Day 11: Families Forward Philadelphia, the city’s largest emergency shelter for families and travelers providing advice, guidance, protection, and shelter since 1915.

Day 12: Rock Ministries of Philadelphia, a boxing and mentorship program in Kensington, Philadelphia, serving over 5,000 kids through sports, arts, music, mentoring and Bible studies, and providing food to the needy in the community.

Day 13: Cards for Hospitalized Kids, a national organization that collects handmade cards from across the globe to distribute to hospitalized kids in need all year long, and Operation Gratitude, a national organization supporting U.S. Military and First Responder communities by sending care packages and letters to deployed soldiers and to their children at home.

Day 14: Lupus Foundation of America, the only national organization devoted to solving the mystery of lupus.

Day 15: Team Foster, founded by Pond Lehocky Associate Nick Liermann, raises money to partner service dogs with veterans suffering from combat-related disabilities including PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

Day 16: Laurel House, a comprehensive agency dedicated to ending domestic violence and empowering those impacted.

Day 17: Orthopedics at Nemours, one of the largest and most widely respected pediatric orthopedics practices in the United States.

Day 18: Back on My Feet, an organization that uses running to combat homelessness.

Day 19: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest organization that supports research and advocacy for blood cancer treatment.

Day 20: American Red Cross, which prevents and alleviates human suffering by providing relief and support to those in crisis and helping communities prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Day 21: ADL, a leading anti-hate organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry and securing justice and fair treatment for all.

Day 22: William Way LGBT Community Center, which encourages, supports and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational and cultural programming.

Day 23: 43 Oak Foundation, which is dedicated to helping minority and underprivileged athletes learn and develop through the sport of ice hockey.

Day 24: TRIO, a nonprofit group committed to improving the life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors.

Day 25: Philly FUNDamentals, a project of the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia that allows any donor to find a school and give directly to that school’s needs identified by the principal, and Donors Choose, a national program that helps donors provide direct support to individual classrooms.

A new gift will be revealed each day. Follow along on Pond Lehocky’s website and social media accounts to see what the firm is doing and learn about important charities in need this holiday season and beyond.

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano opened its doors in July 2010 with six attorneys and only 22 total staff members. Today, it is the largest workers’ compensation and Social Security disability law firm in the region with over 200 staff members. The firm has expanded nationwide with offices in New Jersey, New York and California. It has recently added new practice areas for workers, including employment law and long-term disability, and has a national referral network, which has helped 86,000 clients with referrals.

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