The Law Office of Don E. McClure, Jr. is dedicated to helping others through volunteering of both time and money. By serving others, we hope to give back to the community. We truly feel that we are making a difference in the lives of our clients through our work as lawyers and we want to continue making a difference in the lives of others.
If you have an organization that needs help or if you have an idea about how we can assist someone else, please contact us at email@example.com.
United By Love (Unidos por Amor)
We stand side-by-side with this service oriented group that assists families facing uninsured medical expenses. United By Love raises money through their community of volunteers and gives 100% of any collected funds to the person or family facing mounting medical bills.
For more information about United By Love please go to their Facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/UNIDOSXAMORR/.
Annually we donate bicycles through the Baker Ripley located in Pasadena, Texas. These bikes go to teenagers who are struggling to get rides to school and/or had to work to help their families but need a way to get to work.
Many young children receive donated bikes during the summer at the Baker Ripley’s Back to School Event. We felt there was an unmet need for teenagers who needed at least basic transportation. The teens are very appreciative for the bikes but I think we got the true benefit.
Every year we also arrange for Santa Claus to visit the Baker Ripley located in Pasadena. Food is served and over 100 goodie bags are handed out by elves. Every child has the opportunity to take a picture with Santa Clause and the children burst with happiness.
The children have asked for many things, including the usual toys and dolls, but what amazes me was how many just asked that their families would be happy. What a reminder to us all about what is truly important in life. Baker Ripley in Pasadena is located at 720 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas 77504. For more information about Baker Ripley, please go to their website https://www.bakerripley.org/services/bakerripley-cleveland-campus.
Women’s Fantasy Football
Our firm also sponsors a women’s fantasy football league. Twelve teams compete with each other to win first place and the bragging rights that come with winning – at least for one year until the next season! While the winner gets a nice football shaped trophy, the loser gets a toilet bowl trophy. Actually, both trophies are pretty cool.
Each year the league gives money to a different charity. Last year, we gave to an organization that supports families with autistic children and this year, we will be donating to the Houston Area Women’s Center, which helps out women and their children who are trying to escape an abusive situation. The league raised $750.00 and we matched the $750.00 for a total of $1,500.00 raised for charity. The Houston Area Women’s Center can be contacted through their website located at http://www.hawc.org.
Adopting a Family at Christmas
Our law firm tries to help one family give gifts to each other and to their children every year. In many cases, the families are just asking for the necessities to survive – such humble people. We try to meet their needs, such as beds to sleep in and clothes to wear, but we also try to give a little bit extra to both the adults and the children that are not necessities.
Again, I think it is us who truly benefit from this experience. We are thankful for the opportunity to help someone else. If you have anything to give or want to donate to families such as these, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Rally to Remember
We are proud sponsors of Rally to Remember, they support the Alzheimer’s Association, which is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Rally to Remember supports their mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey
In 2017, we saw many people who needed help to recover from Hurricane Harvey. When we heard of a client whose home had been flooded, we closed the office and we all headed over to her house armed with crow-bars, hammers, and, of course, a lot of bleach to combat the mold. We were able to rip out damaged sheetrock and remove damaged furniture, toys and clothes.
In the end, we were able to help several families try to save their houses as much as possible. Some of them are still trying to finish their repairs and move back into their homes. It is so easy to forget that many people are still struggling to get back into their homes and to sleep in their own bedrooms. I am thankful for the employees here at our firm who are so willing to get their hands dirty in order to help out another person in need.