The firm devoted its 2012 Lawyers’ Retreat to brightening up The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, both inside and out, as well as making it possible for area youth to attend the Club’s summer camp.
The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford is a dedicated youth facility that serves more than 1,000 children, ages 6-18,
with programs and services that promote their development. More than 80 attorneys spent the afternoon on painting, landscaping and building projects at the organization’s Stillwater Avenue location as part of our annual public service event. (Each year, attorneys from our Hartford, Stamford, Greenwich, Lakeville and D.C. offices work together on a single project in the community.)
Among the areas that received a fresh coat of paint were the game room, art room, teen center, homework room and chess room, while the entryway now shines with a beautiful mural. Outside tasks included spring clean-up, gardening, building planters and potting plants. The firm donated many of the supplies used in the onsite projects. In addition, through a firm-wide fundraising effort with contributions from attorneys and staff in Connecticut and Washington, D.C., more than $2,800 was donated to the Club’s Summer Fun program.
“What a difference a day makes when Shipman & Goodwin spends an afternoon with you,” said Christine Larsen, Chief Development Officer for The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford. “The Club looks absolutely transformed; every single area looks and feels so refreshing and uplifting because of the generosity of the firm, its attorneys and staff,” she said. “And the donation to our Summer Fun program will give many deserving children a chance to enjoy a whole host of activities and field trips.”