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SIDEBAR FEATURE

D

uring one of the most trying years in recent memory, the
spirit of giving did not diminish among our members.
Knowing how much of a toll this year has taken on
everyone, both personally and professionally, we were hesitant to
even ask our members what they've done to give back. We were
overwhelmed, but not a bit surprised, by the response we received.
While the pandemic and subsequent economic hardship left many
in our community struggling to make ends meet, our members
stepped up to lend a helping hand to those in need. While we
tend to focus on the difficulties and challenges in our world,
let's take a few minutes to highlight the good being done by our
members every day. So many of our members give back through
pro bono work, serving on boards of community organizations,
and volunteering at various community events. Here is just a small
sampling of the charitable work being done by our members not
only during the holiday season, but throughout the year.

MONTGOMERYBAR.ORG

I am very proud to be involved with this organization that has
grown from a few hundred people to over 1500 members (and
growing).

Jeffrey S. Feldman, Esq.

The Feldman Firm, LLC is once again celebrating
#GivingTuesday and the holiday season by making contributions
to three charitable organizations. This year, the Firm has made
contributions to the Montgomery Bar Foundation, Sara's Smiles
Foundation, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational
Fund. The Montgomery Bar Foundation, of course, is the
charitable affiliate of the Bar Association, and it embodies our legal
community's commitment to justice and fair treatment (www.
montgomerybarfoundation.org/). Sara's Smiles (www.saras-smiles.
Barbara M. Smith, Esq.
org), based in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania, honors the memory of
my niece, Sara Kate Burke, by brightening the spirits of pediatric
As a result of the slowdown of some of my practice, I have
cancer patients in hospitals and care facilities around the country.
become involved with the Citizens Corps of Delaware County.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (www.naacpldf.
This volunteer organization is involved with both CoVid testing
and Flu shot distribution along with staffing Food Drives and Food org) is America's premier legal organization fighting for racial
justice.
Banks for those negatively impacted by the shutdowns.

McTighe, Weiss & O'Rourke, P.C.

In addition, we will be involved in active training come
January to prepare for distribution and inoculations to our local
communities once the CoVid vaccines are ready for mass dispersal
(lay volunteers assist with registration and logistics).
It has been a very satisfactory way to feel as though as I am
" doing something " at a time where so much seems to have been
taken out of our control by this disease. My oldest son was involved
in this group even before this latest challenge, training for disaster
relief and learning radio protocols for communication during
emergencies. My husband, too, has recently cleared his initial
training so he can now be involved.

To mark its 75th year in practice, Wisler Pearlstine, LLP
established the Wisler Pearlstine Charitable Fund ( " The Fund " )
with an initial contribution of $75,000. The Fund made grants to
the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry, located in Collegeville;
Mercy Career and Technical High School, located in Philadelphia;
the Montgomery Bar Foundation, located in Norristown; A
Woman's Place, located in Doylestown; Friends Association for
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http://www.montgomerybarfoundation.org/ http://www.saras-smiles http://www.naacpldf.org

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