The amazing work done by great nonprofits can never get too much press. So as another Thanksgiving approaches, we’d like to make special mention of the organizations (and their wonderful staff!) that we’ve had the pleasure of working with in 2018:
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Shoe Drive
(Fred Rogers Company & Soles4Souls)
“As fans of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood will recall, Fred Rogers opened every episode by changing out of his loafers into a pair of sneakers. Drawing inspiration from this signature routine, Kansas City PBS is partnering with the Fred Rogers Company, producers of the beloved series, and Soles4Souls, a non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.
Soles4Souls will convert every used pair of shoes collected by Kansas City PBS into humanitarian and economic change. Gently used shoes will be distributed to microenterprise programs that create jobs in Haiti, Honduras, and other developing nations. The resulting revenue will help fund the free distribution of new shoes in the U.S., Canada, and developing nations around the world.” https://www.kcpt.org/blogs/station-news/mister-rogers-neighborhood-shoe-drive/
As you can see below, our team was pleased to pull together a number of large bundles of shoes to donate to the cause:
Harvesters Community Food Network
“Harvesters’ mission is ‘to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.’ A regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas, Harvesters provides food and essential household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies, including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, and children’s homes. With the dedication of its staff and volunteers, Harvesters is able to feed 141,500 people every month.” https://www.harvesters.org/
For the fourth year in a row, Litigation Insights helped Harvesters sort and pack up its huge amount of donations, so it can continue serving the area quickly and effectively.
Wayside Waifs – 2018 Strutt With Your Mutt
“Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption campus in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care.” http://www.waysidewaifs.org/
The 28th annual Strutt With Your Mutt 5K run and 3K walk benefited Wayside Waifs. The LI team joined in to help assemble and assist with the marketing materials used for this event. The event raised over $140,000 dollars for the shelter.
Salvation Army – Adopt a Family for Christmas
“The Salvation Army makes the holidays brighter for tens of thousands of people in Kansas City, by providing Christmas toys, gifts, and holiday food baskets for families in need.”
Last year was a great success, helping multiple families enjoy the holiday without the stress of worrying about where their presents would come from, and we’re excited to go shopping again for gifts for seven new families this year.
Lastly, an additional shout-out to other organizations we were able to support with financial contributions in 2018:
- National Federation of the Blind of Kansas – https://nfb.org/
- Fit & Fun Fundraiser at Briarwood Elementary School in Olathe, KS. This fundraiser is crucial for providing the funds for all field trips, teacher requests for curriculum enhancements, staff appreciation, as well as a variety of additional projects throughout the building.
- Olathe South High School Band. We were proud to be asked to co-sponsor their band shirts!
Litigation Insights is so thankful to be in a position that allows us to help these organizations strengthen the communities they serve. We encourage interested parties to check out our previous blog to learn more about the many benefits of giving back as a company.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!