The attorneys and staff at GLP Attorneys are proud of their support of various charitable organizations around the state of Washington. We pride ourselves on giving to organizations that make a difference. The following are a few of the organizations that GLP Attorneys has supported:
The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington
The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) is hosting the Walk, Run & Roll for Thought in April 2017. It is a community event to raise awareness about Brain Injury as well as funds to support services for those affected.
We are participating in fundraising and have a set goal of $500, in addition, we are excited to announce that over 20 employees are participating in the event and have inspired people outside of GLP Attorneys to participate as well! The BIAWA is dedicated to increasing public awareness, support, and hope for those affected by brain injury.
Legal Foundation of Washington
GLP Attorneys is a “Partner of Justice” sponsor for the Legal Foundation of Washington (LFW). The LFW invests in programs and strategies that make our state a fair and just place to live. They are a non-profit created by the Washington Supreme Court to build support for civil legal aid across the state.
GLP is sponsoring an event for the Legal Foundation of Washington on October 19, 2016 from 5-7 at Alstadt Beirhalle in Pioneer Square. The Beer & Justice event supports legal aid for low-income families. Proceeds benefit Legal Foundation of Washington (LFW), which makes grants to 40+ legal aid providers across Washington. Last year, LFW helped 30,000 low-income families with free legal aid and representation. This is a free event and there will be a chance to donate.
The Washington State Council of FirefightersThe GLP Spokane office donated over $150 worth of needed items to support our Firefighters and local residents who have been impacted by the wildfires.
We provided much-needed items that will be given to those in need including personal hygiene items, non-perishable food, pet food and other necessities for the firefighters and fire victims.
The 25th Annual Courage Classic starts on August 6th. It is a 3-day bike ride covering 175 miles over three challenging mountain passes — Snoqualmie, Blewett and Stevens. The Courage Classic Bicycle Tour was created as a fundraising ride to support the Rotary Endowment for the Intervention and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. This endowment helps ensures that the children in our communities and their families will never be turned away from the help they might need in the case of sexual or physical abuse.
Attorney John Acken will be riding as a representative of his local Rotary Club, the Midday Rotary Club of Gig Harbor. As a rider, he has a minimum fund raising requirement of $500.00, which he has surpassed. His goal is to raise at least $1,000.00.http://courageclassic.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1141585&supid=436565259
Skagit County Law Day
Burlington attorneys Heather Webb, Chris Brester and Jon Yousling volunteered at the annual Law Day Advice Clinic on April 28, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Skagit Transit Center in Mount Vernon, Washington. Open to the public, the Clinic is sponsored by Community Action of Skagit County. All patrons will be served on a first come first serve basis.
For more information, please call (360) 416-7585 (se habla espanol).
The Skagit County Law Day Legal Clinic offers advice and consultation including: Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Divorce, Landlord/Tenant, Immigration, Debt Collection, Property/Real Estate, Criminal Law, Child Custody, Probate/Wills/Trusts and Adoption.
In 1958 President Dwight Eisenhower established Law Day as “a day of national dedication to the principle of government under law.”http://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/LawLibrary/legalclinic.htm
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.
The series of 5K runs and fitness walks raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Since it started in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure Series has grown from one Race with 800 people in Dallas to a global series of more than 150 Races with nearly 1 million people participating on four continents.
Partner Janelle Carney created a team and with over 70 members walking, it was the biggest team in eastern Washington!http://ww5.komen.org/
Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
GLP Attorneys Founder Scott Lundberg Raising Money and Racing for a Cure for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
In 2010 Scott, then only 49 years old, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He endured eight rounds of chemotherapy, each one on a 21 day cycle that included 5 days in the hospital. The treatment successfully destroyed the cancer when completed in July 2011, but left him severely weakened and with barely any strength.
Before the diagnosis Scott had been an avid marathon runner, and often trained with his wife, Charleen. Together they started Scott on a training program after his chemotherapy, to help him regain strength lost with his cancer treatment. Scott gained a new passion for swimming, biking and running and a new appreciation for what he survived. Amazingly, Scott completed 70.3 mile triathlons in Lake Stevens and Austin in 2013 and the 140.6 mile Canadian Ironman in 2014. Scott is competing in 70.3 mile triathalons in Oceanside, California and Honu, Hawaii in March and May 2015.
Scott is registered for the 140.6 mile Ironman Mont-Tremblant in August 2015 in Quebec, Canada. He is swimming, biking and running to raise money in support of research into non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. All funds raised will go to Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Scott has a goal to raise $50,000. For more information on Scott’s efforts for this great cause please visit his fundraising website: www.crowdrise.com/2015otherraces/fundraiser/scottlundberg
Trial Lawyers Care
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, trial lawyers pledged to do what they do best – give voice to the voiceless. They promised to provide free legal services to any family who applied for help from a newly created federal fund. Trial Lawyers Care was the nonprofit organization that made those free legal services possible.
Trial Lawyers Care counseled 4,000 families. More than 1,100 lawyers provided free legal help to more than 1,700 families who applied for financial help. Lawyers provided a combined total of more than 100 years of service on these cases.
Trial Lawyers Care attorneys give back in our communities by:
- Promoting safe driving and smart decision-making for teens
- Providing food and clothing for vulnerable families
- Establishing scholarships and charitable foundations
- Building affordable housing
Trial Lawyers Care is an initiative of American Association for Justice.
Associate Attorney Sara Maleki was in charge of the Spokane event for Washington State Association for Justice’s Trial Lawyers Care Day. Sara and Associate Attorney Kaitlin Roach went to the humane society for the afternoon and volunteered. They built a walkway, did some weeding and walked dogs.http://triallawyerscare.org/
The Mountaineers is a nonprofit outdoor education organization whose missions is to “enrich the community by helping people explore, conserve, learn about and enjoy the land and water of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.” This mission is achieved through educational courses, conservation efforts, and outreach to community youth.
Every year, members of The Mountaineers volunteer over 5,000 hours on various stewardship projects from trail maintenance to reclamation sites. Leaders and volunteers also spend their time helping others experience the outdoors safely and responsibly through youth programs and by teaming up with the Brettler Family Place to help introduce the outdoors to under-served youth in the Seattle area.
Washington State Association for Justice: Free Legal Assistance for Wildfire Victims
Volunteer lawyers from the Washington State Association for Justice are now offering legal assistance to those affected by the 2015 wildfires in Washington State. Victims can consult with the attorneys, without charge, about insurance claims, property losses, government benefits, or other matters arising from the recent wildfires. No fees of any kind will be charged for legal questions.https://www.washingtonjustice.org/index.cfm?pg=wildfire
Heart of the Sound
Based on Vashon Island, WA, Heart of the Sound is dedicated to promoting health, fitness and an active lifestyle. This IRS 501 (c)(3) charity was originally formed to produce an annual triathlon, but now organizes an annual 50k and 10-mile trail run each June that winds through the island’s forests.
Attorney Bruce Cyra is the President and race director of this non-profit. Together with his family and dozens of volunteers, Bruce works countless hours to organize events and distribute proceeds to support the island’s youth athletes. Events draw hundreds of runners young and old, and even included the legendary 75-year-old competitor Kent Holder, who finished his 190th ultramarathon on Vashon in 2015.
Spokane Hoopfest is the largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament and family festival of its kind in the world. Annual participation in Hoopfest exceeds 7,000 teams, 27,000 players, 3,000 volunteers, 225,000 fans and 450 courts spanning 42 city blocks. Hoopfest has developed into much more than a basketball tournament. Activities have been added to enhance the event experience such as a youth and adult center courts, games and contests for every age, music playing throughout downtown, merchandise tents, and more.
Satori Summer CampSatori is a summer camp for gifted teenagers and is entering its 32nd year in summer of 2015. At Satori, campers choose three classes from amongst the course offerings, taking these each day during their week at camp. The camp’s course offerings feature a wide variety of classes that introduce campers to areas of inquiry that they may not have been previously exposed to including multimedia design, journalism, brain science, sculpture, archeology, acting, literary criticism, and many more. Campers live on Eastern Washington University’s campus for the duration of camp and get to enjoy the various amenities available on a typical university campus, including the academic facilities and recreational facilities. Associate Attorney Sara Maleki has worked as the Associate Director for Satori Camp for thirteen years, dedicating much of her free-time to this incredible experience for gifted teenagers.
Washington State Association for Justice
The WSAJ Foundation Amicus Program has filed more than 360 briefs in the past 40 years. This work has helped shape tort law in Washington state. It has helped achieve justice for our clients, and has helped our members in their everyday practices in profound ways, no matter what their area of practice. GLP Attorneys also supports the WSAJ Amicus Endowment fund.
Mary’s Place is a leading voice for homeless women, children, and families in emergency situations. We empower women to reclaim their lives by offering community, acceptance, hope and dignity. Our work keeps struggling families together and provides practical tools and resources that help women find housing and employment. We inspire the community to support homeless women and families through advocacy, partnerships, volunteerism and philanthropy.
Washington YMCA Youth & Government
In 1987, Youth & Government began to co-sponsor Mock Trial as one of its programs. Mock Trial teams from high schools throughout the state work with a teacher-advisor and an attorney-coach to present a hypothetical legal case before a real judge in an actual courtroom. Participants in the Mock Trial Program learn critical thinking and dispute resolution, practice oral advocacy, and experience planning and preparing a team effort. They develop a feel for the meaning of justice as they learn to sift truths from untruths and how to evaluate both sides of an issue before making a decision. The mock trial program adds a special dimension to citizenship education in our state, one that makes students aware of the importance of the law and its far reaching impact on our lives.
King County Bar Association
The purpose of the Neighborhood Legal Clinics program (NLC) is to offer free, limited legal advice and referrals to King County residents and Washington State residents with legal issues in King County who might otherwise have no access to the legal system. It is a goal of the program to make the clinics accessible regardless of barriers such as income, education, language or disability.
Le Donne Women’s Choir
Le Donne (the women) has been founded to enthusiastically share the love of singing and its power in women’s lives. Through the sharing of quality women’s literature and continued vocal training, we provide a meaningful outlet for singers and an uplifting experience for audiences.
Le Donne was formed in spring of 2014 and held its inaugural season in 2014-2015. SAYChoirs staff members and the Board of Trustees proposed this adult women’s choir as a natural outreach of the Spokane Area Youth Choirs mission, providing a place to sing for women of various ages and musical abilities. Designed to be respectful of busy women’s schedules, the choir meets weekly and presents three concerts annually.
Associate Attorney Sara Maleki is a member of the women’s choir.
Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington
GLP Attorneys sponsored the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington’s 4th Annual Walk & Roll. The first SCIAW Greenlake Walk & Roll was held in October 2011 in partnership with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. They raised over $11,000 and hosted over 200 participants. Money raised for this event goes to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation who’s mission is “to find the cure” AND to the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington where they raise money to fund a state-wide peer mentor program and promote quality of life.
GLP Attorneys holds Back-to-School donation drives to collect school supplies, clothes, shoes, books and toys for Treehouse, a Seattle organization that collects items for foster children. The donated items help children in need going back to school.
Started in 1979, Food Lifeline provides 82,000 meals a day to local food assistance programs, including food banks, food pantries, hot meal programs, shelters and after-school programs. They are also a member of the Feeding America network.