Schenck Price takes great pride in its 110+ year history and the strong role the Firm — and the individual attorneys and staff members — plays in the communities in which we work and live.
Recently, the Firm formalized this commitment by creating a Social Action Committee, chaired by two members of our staff and comprising attorneys and staff from each of our offices, to create an ongoing program where we can give back to our communities in a variety of ways.
The social action efforts allow our people to give back in different ways — by donating money, donating goods or giving of their time — and sometimes give them an opportunity to involve their families in their efforts.
Among our recent social action initiatives have been:
For its June Initiative, the Social Action Committee collected food donations for Brown Bag Buddies. During the school year, Brown Bag Buddies provides nutritious food packages to children for the weekend when they may not otherwise have access to such food. Throughout the summer months, the need for nutritious food can be even greater, when children may not be getting the nutrition provided by school lunches.
- Market Street Mission – Everyone was invited to donate gently used clothing, shoes and accessories. Every donation made to the thrift store, located in Morristown, means low-income families in the community have a place to shop. Every purchase at the store helps to fund the Market Street Mission’s Life Change program.
- Bridge of Books Foundation – Attorneys and staff collected gently used books for children in New Jersey living at or below the poverty line.
- St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital – We asked everyone to donate fun, character Band-Aids for the pediatric patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson.
- Interfaith Food Pantry – A food drive for the Interfaith Food Pantry collected hundreds of food and grocery items that were provided to Morris County residents, primarily senior citizens living on fixed incomes and low-income working families.
- New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) – The Firm sponsored “Wear Jeans to Work” Fridays, where attorneys and staff were asked to donate $5 for the privilege of wearing jeans. Funds raised were donated to the NJCEED program, which provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening for breast cancer (as well as other types of cancer), for patients who fall at or below the poverty line.
Our attorneys and staff collected items including cereal boxes, crackers, granola bars, fruit cups, raisins, applesauce, peanut butter, mac ‘n cheese, juice boxes and milk boxes, spaghetti & meatballs, and pretzels and created 150 individual “brown bags” with multiple items to be distributed to the children in need.
We were happy to partner with the Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County and Bergen Volunteers for our Brown Bag Buddies initiative.