Lavelle Legislation Charities wrapped its annual meals drive final week, and though this yr’s occasion was held just about, the Schaumburg-based regulation agency was in a position to increase $25,000 for the Schaumburg Meals Pantry.
In years previous, the attorneys at Lavelle Legislation would accumulate and ship truckloads of meals to the Schaumburg Meals Pantry, however COVID-19 restrictions made that not possible this yr. As a substitute, the drive moved on-line and raised $15,000. Lavelle Legislation Charities then matched the primary $10,000 donated to assist struggle starvation locally.
The donated funds can be utilized by the meals pantry to buy meals to help greater than 900 households who use the ability every month. In line with Diana Nelson, affiliate director of Program Help and Neighborhood Outreach for the Township of Schaumburg, the necessity has been growing, with 930 households visiting the meals pantry within the final month. That accounts for nearly 2,800 people needing help.
“We have been internet hosting meals drives within the suburbs for greater than 10 years, however this yr is especially particular as a result of our group continued to assist these in want regardless of the challenges introduced by COVID-19,” mentioned founding accomplice Kerry Lavelle.
“Many individuals are going through monetary struggles of their very own, however nonetheless did their half to make the vacations a little bit brighter for others.”
Lavelle Legislation Charities, NFP, an extension of Lavelle Legislation, is a not-for-profit IRC Part 501(c) (3) charitable group that serves many within the Chicago space.
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