Along with our other contributions, we give back to our communities through the following organizations:
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay. Growing up with a family that has always been involved in the care of children through the church, this organization is close to my heart.
Over the years, we have represented a number of clients who have suffered with a neuromuscular disease and we have appreciated the incredibly debilitating effect of these diseases. At the same time, we have maintained a close relationship with many Harley Davidson dealerships and participated in their support for MDA. However, the biggest catalyst for our involvement must be Todd Dewey, a man I met when I first moved to Charlotte over 25 years ago. Todd was with the sheriff’s department then and took a week of his vacation every summer to help at the MDA camp (he did this every year long before we met and he still does this today) and he would get his entire family to do a Thanksgiving dinner for families and have toys for all of the kids. Todd became a physical therapist if I remember correctly and then got into fitting people for their wheelchairs and basically fighting to make sure these folks have what they need to improve their lives. My hair stands up on my arms when I think about what he has done for those suffering and particularly those suffering from neuromuscular diseases. It is through these inspirational relationships we have become a proud supporter of MDA.
Every Friday, our staff brings in canned goods or $1.00 in exchange for casual dress that day. Every dollar they bring in buys more canned goods and the firm matches every case of food that the staff generates for donation through food banks to hungry people. In addition, we do a Holiday Food drive in November and December.
We are a Charter Member of this nonprofit charity organization. For every case we handle for a biker, including cases that do not involve motorcycles, we make a contribution to the foundation in the name of our client out of the fees for our services. Bikers for Bikers was founded to assist injured bikers and needy children.
As a rider and injury lawyer, I appreciate the hardship suffered by an injured biker. While you are laid up in the hospital the mortgage is still due, or the rent, the power bill, etc. This organization helps those injured bikers by paying bills when they don’t have the resources to do it. Founded by Mickey Carter, aka Bear, a fellow biker, with a simple mission statement: “ No biker brother or sister, or needy child go without food, electricity, or medical needs while suffering from an injury.” Bear and I met years ago over lunch halfway between his home and mine. I was so impressed with his efforts I shook his hand and said “we’re in”. We became a charter member and have been supporting the group ever since. Bear and his wife Jeanie work tirelessly to help others in need and they remain an inspiration to me, and a worthy cause I feel lucky to be able to support
Camp LUCK was created by the family of a member of our legal team to provide a healthy, worry-free, and medically supervised environment for children with congenital heart disease.
Camp LUCK is more than a camp. My brother was born with Congenital Heart Disease. He passed away when he was 17 due to complications of surgery. Jacob and my mom created this camp a year before he passed to provide a healthy worry-free, medically supervised environment for children with congenital heart disease. Jacob’s heart continues to beat for me through Camp LUCK.
American Red Cross has made a huge impact on the lives of so many people who have fallen victim to natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and more. American Red Cross is such a crucial charity that provides so many various and complex resources to victims and communities that face devastation which is why I stand behind American Red Cross.
Sipe’s Orchard is a program that offers hope to homeless and disadvantaged youth. The program provides co-ed housing in a very structured environment to youth ages 17 to 21 years of age who do not have the financial ability or the skills to live independently. Sipe’s Orchard offers vocational training, meals, transportation, and a support system to give them a helping hand and a head start on an independent life.
This foundation means a lot to me as I have seen too many kids fall through the cracks without help and nowhere to turn. As a parent and grandparent, it is important to me that all kids have a chance in life.
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte supports families affected by down syndrome and is committed to helping individuals reach their full potential. Our team has donated to the Buddy Walk to raise money for this charity for years. This charity also not only serves Mecklenburg County but also the surrounding counties, including South Carolina.
I have multiple friends who have children with Down Syndrome and have personally donated to the Buddy Walk to raise money for this charity for years. Further, my uncle is mentally disabled, and while not with Down Syndrome, I have seen firsthand how programs like the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte help not only those who have Down Syndrome but their families and loved ones as well by helping them reach their full potential and giving them confidence in their abilities.
Easterseals helps children, adults, and families dealing with severe physical and mental disabilities. Easterseals strives to help people in living independently and living happy and rewarding lives. We have personally seen the life-changing benefits that Easterseals has provided and know how crucial these services are to the community.
Easterseals helps to serve many people who have no other options and nowhere else to turn. I have personally seen the life-changing benefits that Easterseals has provided and know how crucial these services are to the community.
Women’s Resource Center assists countless women and families in this region, offering help to those in need; affirmation to those in transition; encouragement to those seeking growth; hope to those who are searching; and empowerment to all who desire whole, healthy and vibrant lives. They work diligently to help local women achieve self-sufficiency. They discourage dependence on government-assisted programs as a way of life. They help women improve their self-confidence and self-esteem through their many programs that target making better decisions, setting boundaries, and achieving financial security through employment.
I have known and seen too many women in my life go through various hardships such as mental and physical abuse, economic dependency, and plain neglect; being held back from reaching full potential. The impact that these conditions have on our children and society is horrific. Therefore, I believe in every single aspect that the Women’s Resource Center offers for women. I am passionate about helping this organization in all ways possible and so happy to work for a company that stands behind that passion and cause.
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services, and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, 2001. About 41% of those who served after the terror attacks of September 11th in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other war zones have a disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Therefore, the needs of our veterans are great. Additionally, many of their wounds cannot be seen. The latest Wounded Warrior Project annual Warrior Survey shows nearly four in five (78.2%) of the veterans it serves report living with the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (PTSD). Our military veterans sacrificed a great deal for our country, and by supporting WWP, it is our small way to say thank you to them for their service and sacrifice.
Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758516
Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516
I feel strongly that raptors are an important part of the ecosystem that are being displaced and hurt as a result of the urbanization of the region, and the Raptor Center helps injured raptors, releasing them back into the wild when possible. The Raptor Center also performs an important mission in educating the public about raptors, from Bald Eagles to Vultures, and their importance to our environment.
Scholarship America mange’s scholarships to help people with their dreams of attending college. I feel that education is very important, but it comes with a cost, and unfortunately can hold many back from ever attending college. I thank resources like scholarship America that make it possible for many individuals (2.5 million) to attend college by breaking down the cost barrier that many face and opening the door to a college education by offering scholarships all around America.
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My charity is RELAY FOR LIFE.org/suncitiesAZ The Oldies but Goodies Team. This is my aunt. She started doing the relay because my other aunt had cancer and has since passed from it. Cancer is no joke. It comes in many different forms and types. It affects a wide swath of people with each case found. Good things can be done with the right approach and application.
Rocking Horse Ranch means everything to the children and adults with disabilities that are served by the program. I am blessed to have good friends who are amazing parents to a child with nonverbal autism. Through this riding program, these wonderful parents were able to hear their child speak his first words, form basic sentences, and learn to communicate in a way that previously seemed impossible. The relationship between the student and horse is nothing short of magical to witness and I am thankful to know that this program continues to do amazing things for families every day thanks to the support of the community and businesses like the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor which allows me to designate the Rocking Horse Ranch as one of the charities that our law firm supports throughout the Carolinas.
My maternal grandfather died from this disease, so I saw firsthand how it impacts those who have been diagnosed with it, and that person’s family members. This organization’s mission it to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. https://www.alz.org/
Many disasters and mainly different needs such as hurricanes, threats, hunger, and more, affects the lives of people worldwide; which is the main reason why so many people decide to migrate. Since RAICES provides low-income immigrants victims and families with legal services including affirmative, defensive and litigation services during times when none seem to be available, I have chosen the RAICES Organization as my charity. I have been touched by so many stories on what RAICES can do for immigrants that have been in a legal situation. Thank you for your continued commitment and for improving the quality of many people’s lives.
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund) is a non-profit organization that drives research forward in curing type 1 diabetes and improving the lives of the people and their caregivers who are burdened with this disease.
I have a personal connection to JDRF which involves my 9-year-old niece who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes right before Christmas about a year ago. The struggles and the stress that come with this disease especially in childhood is devastating. My niece, and her family which include my brother and his wife deal with the struggles of fluctuating blood sugar levels and counting carbs, sugars, etc at every meal, and adjusting their schedules to meet the needs of the disease. The challenges to living a healthy and long life with T1D are very real.
JDRF is research-driven to continue impactful change. We know how important research is with T1D.
Four for the Future: our programs have been improving the lives of Black youth in North Carolina since 1997. We aspire to be a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment where our children can thrive.
My desire to pick this organization stems from the work that they do with black males to instill in them a sense of worth and self-love that can help in steering them in a direction that they might not have thought of or believed that they could obtain due to their family situation and/or environment. The willingness of the men that serve as mentors to take time away from their own families to pour into the life of another young man could be, and often times is, the difference between that young man going to jail or going to college. In keeping with the Black Lives Matter movement, if the contribution made by LOJET can help to save one youth, it is worth it.