Dec 21, 2012
Firm employees complete four service events in October and November
Chuhak & Tecson’s yearlong community service initiative continued with four events in October and November.
Event Partner: Soldiers’ Angels
In October, firm employees crafted 25 blankets for Soldier’s Angels just in time for the winter. The blankets were distributed to soldiers overseas to help keep them warm during the upcoming months.
A volunteer-led organization, Soldiers’ Angels provides aid and comfort to military personnel, veterans and their families. To date, the organization has sent hundreds of thousands of care packages and letters to soldiers deployed overseas, has provided care to military personnel in VA facilities, and has distributed voice-controlled laptops to more than 6,000 severely wounded soldiers, among other projects. For more information, visit soldiersangels.org/.
Event Partner: Young Women’s Leadership Charter School
On November 8, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School partnered with Chuhak & Tecson for the firm’s seventh Women Helping Women Mix-and-Mingle. The firm also held a Jeans Day November 9 to benefit YWLCS. Collectively, Chuhak & Tecson employees and the 120+ Mix-and-Mingle attendees made financial contributions and donated supplies to the school—468 packages of pens, pencils and markers, 90 reams of copy paper, and dozens of binders, notebooks, rulers, erasers and crayons to the school.
Now in its 13th successful year, YWLCS educates 350 students in grades 7-12. The only all-girls public school in Chicago, YWLCS emphasizes math, science and technology and graduated 95 percent of the Class of 2012. Ninety-eight percent of these alumnae have gone on to colleges, universities or other post-secondary options. For more information, visit ywlcs.org.
Event Partner: Chicago Bar Association
Chuhak & Tecson attorneys and staff participated in the Chicago Bar Association’s Wills for Heroes event November 10. Approximately 20 employees provided basic will and estate planning services to Chicago firefighters and police officers.
Since 2001, program participants have prepared more than 6,000 estate planning documents for first responders. The Chicago Bar Association runs Wills for Heroes every other month. For more information, visit chicagobar.org.
Event Partner: United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago
To make the holidays brighter for local children, firm employees participated in a holiday gift drive sponsored by the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago. About 30 firm members brought in toys to be gifted to nearly 45 children suffering from disabilities.
Founded in 1951, UCP offers a variety of programs and services to advance the independence of children and adults living with disabilities. For more information, visit ucpnet.org.