We believe in giving back locally. What follows is a partial list of Baron & Budd’s Dallas area involvement.
Attorneys Serving the Community
Habitat for Humanity
In an effort to give hardworking families a chance at first-time home ownership, Baron & Budd has been a long-time supporter of Habitat for Humanity, including sponsoring the construction of a new home for a Dallas family. The firm provided the financial support for the project, and 85 attorneys and staff provided the labor over 11 weekends in the sweltering Dallas heat to complete the construction of the home. Baron & Budd separately received a Golden Hardhat award for its participation in the construction of another house sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association
Adopt-A-Child Holiday Project – Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
The Adopt-A-Child Holiday Project is an annual event in which the firm works to fulfill holiday wishes for some of the young clients of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Many of these children have been victims of abuse, and through the Center, have become part of a program designed to help them recover and to protect them from their abusers. This project has been a Baron & Budd holiday tradition for over 15 years. Baron & Budd staff members have “adopted” nearly 550 children and provided donations of much-needed school clothes and shoes, winter coats, and new toys and games from their kids’ “wish lists.” In addition, their families receive gift certificates to a local grocery store to help ensure the family’s holiday is a happy and healthy one. Baron & Budd received the 1997 Small Business Volunteer of the Year award from the Dallas Volunteer Center for its participation in the Adopt-A-Family project.
Baron & Budd staff members have annually participated in a blood drive through Carter BloodCare since 1994. Over the years, Baron & Budd attorneys and staff have donated hundreds of pints of blood to assist those in need.
Race for the Cure — Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Since 1995, Baron & Budd has sponsored its staff to participate in this 5K race that raises funding to find a cure for breast cancer. Every year Baron & Budd employees join the 20,000 participants who raise approximately $600,000 yearly to fight the disease.
Several attorneys and staff serve as members of boards of directors and advisory boards for a variety of non-profit organizations, including Mi Escuelita, the Women’s Advocacy Project, Public Citizen, St. Philips School and Community Center, Public Justice, Habitat for Humanity and others.