Charitable Contributions in 2012 and 2013

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Disability Attorneys of Michigan is proud to announce that 2012 marked over $100,000 in charitable contributions made by our firm.

We pride ourselves on giving back to the community – whether through monetary donations to local non-profits invested in our community or volunteering our time to help people and families in need. In 2012, our firm helped to provide a Christmas to more than 50 indigent children by supplying them with winter coats, clothing, and toys, in addition to donating almost 10,000 winter clothing items. Further, our employees participated in multiple free legal clinics throughout the year, assisting the community by providing pro bono legal advice, free food, and camaraderie.

2013 was another eventful and successful year of community involvement and pro bono legal service!  On March 8, 2013, our firm provided a warm, nutritious meal for the members and patients at Detroit Central City (DCC). DCC meets the needs of over 4,000 persons annually, providing shelter, food, clothing, employment and treatment services. In fact, DCC provides affordable services to many of our indigent clients who have been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. We are thrilled to be able to support such a wonderful non-profit organization and help provide a healthy meal to individuals who sometimes go without such basic needs.

On April 6, 2013, our attorneys and staff, along with our community partners, volunteered our time at a free legal clinic benefitting underserved populations in Detroit. We helped make free pancake breakfasts and our attorneys gave free legal consultations to residents at Cass Community Social Services (CCSS). CCSS is dedicated to making a profound difference in the diverse populations it serves by providing for basic needs to those who need it most, including affordable housing, promoting self-reliance and encouraging community inclusion and improvement. On June 29, 2013, we hosted a Social Security, Veterans Disability, and Wellness Clinic which offered the community pro bono legal advice in many different areas, community resources, hygiene products, activities for children, massages, yoga and self-defense classes, food, and more.

During Christmas 2013, our firm helped to provide a Christmas to more than 50 indigent children by supplying them with winter coats, clothing, shoes, toys, and food. We also recognize organizations that assist homeless and indigent individuals in our community, especially those impacted by disabilities – through monetary donations to help develop their programs and sustain their mission. Check back at our website to find out new ways that you can get involved and help us make a difference in our community.

I will never forget you and the hard work you did to secure my Social Security Disability benefits. Thank you!

- Christine C.