AAJ members will be busy in Boston next week, not only attending educational events at the AAJ Annual Convention, but also giving back to the local community. Please see below for a list of community service opportunities available to AAJ members in Boston.
On The Rise Service Project
AAJ Trial Lawyers Care Committee members will be volunteering at On The Rise (OTR) Saturday, July 22. Founded in 1995, OTR is a daytime resource and community for women in Greater Boston who are homeless or living in crisis. In a dignified home in Cambridge, Mass., OTR’s Safe Haven Program provides women with the essentials for daily survival (safety, clothes, food, showers) and builds trusting relationships that help women move beyond crisis toward greater well-being. The Saturday event is now full, but volunteers are needed to help purchase essential items to support the women at OTR. Items can be purchased directly from an Amazon wish list and shipped to OTR.
Donation Bins at Convention
Additionally, we are asking convention attendees to donate toiletries for OTR (including un-used or slightly used hotel amenities) in donation bins located in The HUB during exhibit hours. For those unable to attend a service project, this is a great way to still show your support for those in need.
Cradles to Crayons Service Project
The AAJ New Lawyers Division (NLD) will volunteer on Friday, July 21, from 9:00 a.m. to12:00 p.m. at Cradles to Crayons, an organization focused on providing clothing, school supplies, toys, and more to children in need.
The LGBT Caucus and Minority Caucus will also help at Cradles to Crayons. The two groups are joining forces to make the greatest possible impact for this amazing organization. The group will be at Cradles to Crayons from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 21.
Anyone who has attended a service project in the past can attest to what a great experience it is – helping out in the community while bonding with your fellow AAJ members.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Boston and giving back to our host community!