We would like to take this opportunity to share with you a brief summary of the many charitable and service works of Epsten, APC, its shareholders, attorneys and staff. The partnerships we build with community organizations through our financial contributions and the giving of our time throughout the years are critical to our continuing commitment to support worthwhile community projects. We contribute to dozens of organizations annually and provide pro-bono legal services to several charitable organizations.
The organizations that benefit from the firm‘s support serve a broad spectrum of the community including our youth, military personnel and the elderly. From health research organizations to community concert groups, Epsten, APC is pleased to provide time, service and financial assistance.
The following is a partial list of the organizations our firm has supports:
- Angels Closet Charities
- Animal Samaritans
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- American Lung Association
- Bob Hope USO
- Feeding San Diego
- Flying Leatherneck Society
- Foundation for California Community Association Education
- Guardians of San Diego
- Girl Scouts of America
- Paws for Purple Hearts
- Ronald McDonald Charities
- San Diego Blood Bank
- Seacrest Village Retirement Communities – Women’s Auxiliary Gala
- Sleep Train Foster Kids
- Susan G. Komen Foundation
- Toys for Tots
- Upland Community Foundation
- Warrior Foundation
- Youth Assistance Coalition
It’s much easier to appreciate a company’s depth of community of service by examining more detailed examples of that service. Here are just a few of ours.
Families in Need: SleepTrain Foster Kids
Year after year, the staff of Epsten, APC leads a firm-wide effort to gather donations for the SleepTrain Foster Kids collection drive. The collection drive helps foster organizations and parents immediately provide essential items that all children need. When foster children receive these items, it creates a positive experience for them and for their foster families, and builds a better, stronger community. While foster parents are paid a monthly stipend to help support the costs of raising a child, SleepTrain Foster Kids reports indicate that this stipend would need to increase by an average of 46% to meet all of the needs of a growing child. We look forward to another successful collection drive for SleepTrain Foster Kids this year. We have been pleased to deliver robes, sweatshirts, makeup kits, tops & t-shirts, pajamas, sporting goods (e.g., basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, skateboards/helmets, bats), jackets, mp3 players, games, slippers, accessories (e.g., watches, gloves, scarves, hats), personal care items (e.g., shower accessories and hair styling tools) and multiple gift cards.
Children in Need: Eagles Wings Foundation
While visiting Mexico for an annual client meeting, Jon Epsten became acquainted with the important community work being done by the Eagles Wings Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission assists children in impoverished areas of Mexico. From scholarship support that helps children stay in school to financial aid for orphanages and day care centers, the Eagles Wings Foundation has been providing support since 1999. Epsten, APC is pleased to provide financial assistance and pro bono legal services to help sustain the very worthwhile efforts of this community organization.
Seniors: ElderHelp of San Diego
For more than a decade, the staff and attorneys of Epsten, APC have supported ElderHelp of San Diego. ElderHelp is an organization that provides a wide array of support services to seniors, enabling many to remain independent and live in their own homes as long as possible. The ElderHelp mission emphasizes dignity, and aids seniors regardless of age, income, ethnic, religious or health status.
Recognizing that the frail elderly can be forgotten at the holidays, the firm has provided more than 300 holiday gift baskets containing food, toiletries, stamps, grocery gift cards, transportation vouchers, and small personal gift items. In addition, the firm has adopted seniors over the holidays and has fulfilled their individual wish lists, which range from new clothing and shoes, to a new love seat or recliner. It is estimated that our staff has contributed almost $40,000 over the years to help the seniors of San Diego through support for ElderHelp.