October 15, 2009
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
(908) 722-0700 x4224
Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Participates In NY Cares Day
New York, NY (October 15, 2009) – The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is pleased to announce it will participate in the 18th Annual New York Cares Day on Saturday, October 17, 2009, as part of its commitment to community. The program helps to revitalize New York City public schools and raises funds to support New York Cares volunteer projects. A team of attorneys and staff at the firm will volunteer to paint murals and classrooms, organize libraries, and brighten up playgrounds.
New York Cares Day brings out over 8,000 volunteers to paint a brighter future for New York City public school students by revitalizing more than 100 public schools. The work from New York Cares Day is worth well over $1 million in service to the New York City public school system. New York Cares Day is also an important fundraiser for New York Cares. Like a walk-a-thon, family, friends, and coworkers pledge donations in honor of individual and team’s service. The money raised for New York Cares Day will create more than 10,000 volunteer projects this year.
“It is our pleasure to participate in New York Cares Day and other corporate programs they offer throughout the year,” stated Karol S. Robinson, Member of the firm and New York Cares volunteer.
“We pride ourselves on being a responsible corporate citizen, by giving back to the communities in which we work and live. It is rewarding to be able to give to students a bright start for the new academic year,” Joseph Mason, firm’s Director of Practice Support Services and coordinator of its New York Cares Day team.
New York Cares, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded by a group of friends who wanted to take action against the serious social issues facing the city of New York. Their goal was to meet pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service – and this continues to be its mission today. Each year, New York Cares brings vital volunteer support to more than 990 nonprofit agencies, public schools, and other deserving organizations throughout the five boroughs. Its program staff works with each organization to identify their most pressing needs, create projects where volunteers can make a meaningful difference, and then recruit and deploy teams of volunteers to help meet those needs. The great majority of these projects typically would not exist if it weren’t for New York Cares.
More than 43,000 people volunteer their time through New York Cares every year, while countless others contribute to its holiday gift and coat drives, helping nearly 450,000 disadvantaged New Yorkers. New York Cares does this by creating year-round volunteer opportunities, creating citywide days of service, fostering corporate social responsibility, helping New York prepare for disasters, engaging youth in service, and organizing holiday gift and coat drives.
Norris McLaughlin, P.A. prides itself on being a responsible corporate citizen through extensive pro bono work and firm-wide charitable initiatives for worthwhile causes, such as the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity and Somerset County’s Resource Center for Women & Their Families. Individual attorneys and staff also give their time and talents to many organizations, including the Montgomery Academy, The Adult Day Center of Somerset County, Somerset County Crimestoppers, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and Hunterdon Prevention Resources, to name a few.