Saturday

Giving Back with Giftpacks Filled for the Needy

Each year the staff of Burdge Law Office does something for a local charity to help out the needy.

This year we returned to Fairhaven Church to help Homefull.org. Homefull works tirelessly to help homeless people by providing housing relocation help, prevention services, street outreach assistance, support services and education to the homeless in Ohio. Every day the folks at Homefull dedicate themselves to ending homelessness in our communities. Nationally an estimated nearly 700,000 people in the US are homeless according to a report in 2011 from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Fairhaven Church is a very giving congregation and this year their Christmas Gift project was to fill over 1,000 large plastic bins of needed home supplies for Homefull's team, to help make a difference in lives of homeless people as they struggle and gradually move into available housing opportunities.

The entire staff joined in the effort to fill some of the one thousand plus plastic tubs with the normal houseware goods and items that we all take for granted but which homeless people don't even have, so that as they move into housing they each have a 'starter' kit to help ease the transition. Now, with the tubs delivered to Homefull's staff for distribution, it's great to see so many tubs jammed full of the needed items to help ease the daily lives of the needy in our home town community.

Some of the over 1,000 plastic tubs
of supplies for the homeless

During the last year, attorney Burdge was also again invited to speak at a national seminar, this time in Colorado Springs and presented by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, where he spoke to attorneys and other professionals on the importance, value and reward of giving back to the community and the legal profession, based on research he and others have conducted on how the simple human act of sharing and giving impacts the world we live in, the legal profession, and each giver too.

The staff of our law firm has always sought to help the needy in our world and every one of us is proud to have contributed to the Fairhaven Church Christmas Gift project again this year. The homeless of every community can use a helping hand and we encourage you to help out in your home town too.

Giving is what makes the spirit of Christmas last all year long.

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