And while it’s one thing to simply say you do what you can to give back and make the world a better place… it’s a totally different thing to actually show your commitment through your actions. You could say it simply: our actions speak louder than words.
Here are just some of the ways Baron and Budd helps give back, in honor of Volunteer Recognition Day 2015 and all of the other dedicated volunteers out there who work, not for fame or fortune, but for the higher purpose of making the world a better place.
While we represent individuals who have been hurt by negligent corporations across the country, our actual offices are in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Los Angeles. Like many volunteers, we donate our money to several national nonprofit organizations; however, our volunteer time is mainly spent giving back to our local communities.
We’ll focus on Baron and Budd’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
We are a proud financial supporter of Genesis Women’s Shelter. This organization is a safe place for women and their children to go to escape spousal violence and abuse. They offer a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, day care, job readiness, classes and domestic violence education.
In addition, our female lawyers participate in Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC), a volunteer organization that pools together the resources of over 400 female lawyers to support various local nonprofit organizations with programs that benefit women, children and families.
And each holiday season, we donate $5,000 to the Dallas Child Advocacy Center and participate in the center’s gift giving for the children. The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center serves some of Dallas, Texas’ most wronged individuals — the average client is a 9 to 10 year-old girl who was sexually abused by someone she knew.
In addition, we hold food drives in Dallas every year for the North Texas Food Bank, hold Carter Blood Drives in our offices two times a year and donate and participate in the Run for the Katy Trail.
And just to remind all of our employees… we also pay the fee for any of you who want to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!
What we do to serve our communities in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Los Angeles isn’t just talk. It’s our way to give back to our communities, our neighbors and the people who need our help. It’s something only a fellow volunteer would understand.