In addition to providing excellent legal services to our clients and financial support to various causes, Paul Knopf Bigger is committed to charitable and community service. We make every effort to identify and facilitate opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our community, especially those who face some serious societal challenges. We believe the legal community is uniquely poised to serve the underprivileged and apply the same work ethic and dedication to our charitable endeavors as we do to representing our clients.
This year, under the thoughtful leadership of attorney Robin Treto and paralegal Amy Dorman, we initiated a compassionate connection with the children at Sterling Park Elementary in Casselberry, Florida. Sterling Park is a Title 1 school where over 80% of the students receive free/reduced lunch. Through this new relationship, our attorneys and staff feel carry our firm’s culture and legacy of service and corporate social responsibility to the community. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share our financial resources, volunteer our time and be intentionally involved in the lives of this group of kids, “the Pantry Kids.”
So far this year, our firm has organized two events for Sterling Park’s Pantry Kids. In May, we brought Chick-Fil-A lunch to our new friends as well as a summer reading book. Our attorneys and staff ate lunch and played with 73 kids, who later reported to their teachers, “it was the most fun they had all year.” Then in August, we provided our friends with fun, yet essential, back to school gear. At this latest event, we were able to meet with many families as we handed out icy treats and their new backpacks, which were filled with school supplies. Some of the kids recognized us from May’s lunch event and asked to stay and play games with us.
We look forward to growing and maintaining our relationship with Sterling Park Elementary and these children in the years to come.