Jacksonville, Fla. (July 26, 2018) – Holland & Knight has awarded $28,500 in grants to 21 local community organizations assisting at-risk children. For the eighth year in a row, lawyers and staff in the firm's Jacksonville office contributed money as part of the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, Inc.'s Jacksonville Local Donor Advised Fund.
The Jacksonville office's Committee for the Public Good prepared and distributed grant applications to dozens of local community organizations over a two month period and received requests for funding worthy causes such as camp scholarships for children with special needs, assistance for homeless families with children, personal and professional career development programming for teens, early childhood literacy programs, arts and music education programs, hospice care for low income children, and providing food for food-insecure families with young children.
The local organizations selected to receive grants from Holland & Knight include:
Rick Cartlidge, executive director of Sanctuary of 8th Street said, "Holland & Knight's thoughtful gift means the world to every student that comes through the door. Due to community need, we are serving more children than ever in our upcoming after-school learning program."
"Holland & Knight's continuing financial support and commitment helps support the JFCS programs and services for individuals and families who are struggling with life's challenges in Jacksonville. The firm's generosity allows us to continue our mission to strengthen the entire community by providing family and individual services in the Jewish tradition of helping people to help themselves," executive director of Jewish Family & Community Services Colleen Rodriguez said.
Holland & Knight Partner Eddie Sarnowski, who serves as chair of the Committee for Public Good, commented, "Community service and charitable giving are integral to Holland & Knight's culture and are very important to the Jacksonville office's attorneys and staff. Through the Jacksonville office's Committee for the Public Good, we have been introduced to so many community organizations that are working hard to give at-risk children hope, resources, attention, and the tools they need to overcome the challenges they face. We commend these organizations and take great pride in helping to fund their meaningful projects."
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