Our firm takes great pride in giving back to local, regional, national and international communities. Once a month, the attorneys and staff participate in a "Dress Down Day", wherein participants of our firm donate money or items to dress down on a designated day of the month. Collected contributions are forwarded to the monthly charity of choice. Charities of the Month for the 2009 year have included:
January 2009 - Nothing But Nets (This charity helps to fight Malaria and other diseases in Africa and other needy areas of the world, by providing netting for anti-malaria bed nets. http://www.nothingbutnets.net)
February 2009 - American Cancer Society and the Daffodil Campaign
March 2009 – Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
April 2009 - US Servicemen and Servicewomen (Our attorneys and staff collected non-perishable items to be donated and forwarded to our serviceman and servicewomen stationed overseas.)
May 2009 - Rochester Police Locust Club's fund for Officer Anthony DiPonzio, a young RPD officer who was shot in February while on duty
June 2009 - Webster Comfort Care Home
July 2009 - HOPE (Helping Orphaned Pets Everyday)
August 2009 - Alternatives for Battered Women
September 2009 - Gilda's Club of Rochester
October 2009 - American Breast Cancer Society
November 2009 - Small Business Council's Thanksgiving Appeal
December 2009 - 2nd Grade Classroom at School #30
LAW FIRM CONTRIBUTES TO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT SCHOOL #30
Rochester, NY, January, 7, 2010: This past holiday season, the attorneys and staff of Davidson Fink LLP “adopted” a second grade class from School #30, located on Otis Street, Rochester, New York. This collaborative effort was coordinated by Val Dreier, assistant to the managing partner of the firm, who worked along with teachers Shana Berardi and Melissa Richter of School #30 to create a wish list from each child. According to Ms. Berardi, “Many of our students do not experience joy during the holiday season. Many of their home lives are full of turbulence and instability”.
Thanks to all that participated, each child received games and toys, a brand new outfit to wear, new socks and gloves; along with a hat and hand-woven scarf (the scarves were homemade by Davidson Fink employees). The gifts were delivered on December 17, 2009, along with treats of pizza, soda and candy canes.
Davidson Fink is committed to working as a strong community partner and is proud to have made such a difference in so many students’ lives this past holiday season. The joy seen on the faces of the students as they walked into their classroom that afternoon to see their desktops loaded with gifts, was quite remarkable. The smiles, excitement and genuine love in the classroom were immeasurable.
One of the students immediately sat down to write individual thank you notes to give to each of the four visitors from the firm. Others held the visitors hands and asked for them to sit and play with them or help them to unpackage a gift. Some shared their gifts with their classmates, while others found a quiet corner to treasure their gifts. It was truly a sight to behold and we are certain that the students will remember this holiday for years to come.