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  • Hundreds of School Supplies Donated to Houston Children’s Charity

    In July 2020, the employees at Arnold & Itkin mobilized to donate hundreds of school supplies to Houston Children’s Charity for their “Back2School” program. In its history, the school supply program has served more than 40,000 children in the Houston area, all of whom are in need of help to prepare for a successful school year. Our firm proudly supports our students in Houston, and we hope they have a wonderful school year!

  • Donation of 2,500 Meals to Kids' Meals Inc.

    In May 2020, our firm did our part to end childhood hunger with a donation to Kids' Meals Inc. This incredible organization delivers free meals door-to-door for preschool-aged kids. School closures due to COVID-19 have increased requests for Kids' Meals Inc. by 133%. Our donation provides for 2,500 meals to kids in the Houston community. Arnold & Itkin was proud to partner with Kids' Meals Inc. providing for hungry children in our own neighborhoods.
  • Volunteering at Houston Food Bank

    In April 2020, team members from the Arnold & Itkin File Room donated their time to volunteer at the Houston Food Bank. As the COVID-19 pandemic has caused so many hardworking families to lose their incomes, the services provided by the Houston Food Bank are needed more than ever before. To serve our community during this time, volunteers are vital. We are so proud that members of our AI Family courageously stepped up! And, thank you to the Houston Food Bank always for supporting our community!

  • Meal Donation to Houston Methodist Hospital

    Arnold & Itkin donated 185 meals from local restaurant Goode Co. BBQ to the incredible doctors and nurses in the ER and ICU units at Houston Methodist Hospital last week. These individuals are working on the frontlines day in and day out to help protect our community from COVID-19. We are grateful for these devoted men and women and proud to give them a small thank you for all they are doing!

  • 2019 Holiday Toy Drive

    Arnold & Itkin employees generously gathered hundreds of toys to be donated to Houston Children’s Charity as they team up with Toys for Tots for their annual toy drive. Families in need from all around the Houston area will be able to pick out toys for their children to enjoy this holiday season. AI is thrilled that these donations will help bring some holiday cheer to many families in our local community!
  • 5th Annual Field Day

    In October, our firm hosted the 5th annual Arnold & Itkin Field Day at Levy Park! Employees and their families enjoyed a day full of fun with carnival games, food, music, face painting, prizes and more. One special prize that was awarded to the winning team of the Cornhole tournament was a $5,000 donation to a charity of their choice – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We were honored to be able to give back to such a worthy cause and it made the day even more special for our employees. The entire group had a blast!
  • 4th Annual Respect Contest

    Arnold & Itkin was thrilled to host the 4th annual Respect Contest awards ceremony at the Harris County Civil Courthouse on November 14. 5th Grade students from local school districts were asked to explain what respect means to them, why it is important and include an illustration to complement their explanation. Three winners were chosen from each school district to receive a small cash prize for themselves, a donation to their school and a donation to a charity of their choice. We were honored to meet these incredible students and assist in supporting their schools and local organizations.
  • 2019 School Supply Drive

    The Arnold & Itkin team was proud to donate hundreds of school supplies to benefit Be a Resource for CPS Kids and its back-to-school program. BEAR helps children removed from their homes throughout Harris County because of urgent situations. The organization provides these children with supplies such as diapers, clothes, shoes, car seats, cribs, formula, school supplies, and more.

    Each year, this back-to-school program supplies over 5,000 children with new uniforms, school supplies, and backpacks to start the year. This way, children under the supervision of Child Protective Services have a chance to start their academic year with the confidence and tools they need for success. Arnold & Itkin is proud to give back to the Houston community through our work with BEAR. We wish success to the students throughout the upcoming school year!

  • Casa de Esparanza Summer Kickoff Party

    Arnold & Itkin had the honor of hosting the Summer Kickoff Party for the children of Casa de Esperanza. Our team visited the Casa neighborhood, where we spent a few hours with the kids playing with water tables, doing a summer-themed craft, and having a delicious lunch. Thanks to the work that Casa de Esperanza does, these kids all enjoy the benefits and stability of home life. It's been an honor working with them and contributing to their organization; we love spending time with the Casa neighborhood and seeing the amazing work they're doing!
  • Casa de Esperanza Furniture Donation

    In June 2019, Arnold & Itkin employees raised money to donate 30 new dining room chairs to Casa de Esperanza, an organization that provides a safe home for children who have suffered from abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV. Each home in their neighborhood houses 4-6 children, but with small children to care for, their furniture was suffering from wear-and-tear. We were happy to help them replace some old furniture and keep our kids comfy!
  • 2018 Holiday Toy Drive

    In December 2018, Arnold & Itkin employees participated in our annual toy drive, gathering gifts to be donated to BEAR (Be A Resource for CPS Kids) and their “BEARing Gifts” program. BEAR works with the Harris County CPS and Texas Department of Family to provide for the basic needs and dignity of children that have been recently uprooted. Our team is proud to support BEAR and their cause, helping bring holiday cheer to children in the Houston community under the care of CPS.

  • 3rd Annual Respect Contest

    Our firm hosted the 3rd Annual Respect Contest awards ceremony on November 8 at the Harris County Civil Courthouse. Local 5th grade students were invited to explain what respect means to them, why it is important and include an illustration to complement their explanation. Our firm chose 3 winners from each school district who were awarded a cash prize for themselves, a donation to their school and a donation to a charity of their choice. We were honored to have these students share their thoughts with us and are proud to support them, their schools and the various charities chosen.
  • 2018 Fall Clothing & Diaper Drive

    Arnold & Itkin is proud to support the Houston Bar Association and the HBA Campaign for the Homeless Committee during their Clothing & Diaper Drive. AI employees gathered donations of diapers in all sizes, warm clothes and professional attire for men and women. We are happy to assist our Houston community and keep Houstonians warm for winter!
  • 2018 School Supply Drive

    Arnold & Itkin employees collected hundreds of school supplies to be donated to Houston Children’s Charity for their “Back2School” program. This program has been assisting under-served children in Houston since 2005 and has helped more than 20,000 students prepare for a successful new school year. Our team is thrilled to be supporting such an important, necessary, and well-established program. Our staff is passionate about supporting youth and helping them prepare for academic success, and we’re happy to put our time, effort, and resources toward helping kids get the supplies they need.

  • 2017 Holiday Toy Drive

    Arnold & Itkin employees gathered hundreds of toys to be donated to Houston Children's Charity as they teamed up with Toys for Tots. Families in need from all around the Houston area were able to come pick out toys for their children to enjoy this holiday. Toys for Tots is a program run by the US Marine Corps that provides toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy gifts. Since 1947, the program has provided toys to millions of children. AI is proud to support these organizations in giving back!

  • The Monarch School Donation

    Arnold & Itkin LLP was proud to make a $100,000 donation to The Monarch School and Institute, a place where individuals with neurological differences can receive innovative, therapeutic education. In recognition of the gift, The Monarch School named the Living Building Classroom in our honor. The LBC is a laboratory that helps students learn about wind energy, water harvesting, conservation, and more. On December 14, our founders attended the naming ceremony where a plaque was unveiled showcasing our firm as the donor.
  • ACC Dolphin Athletics 12th Annual Dinner & Auction

    We were happy to support the Alvin Community College Dolphin Athletics at their 12th Annual Dinner and Auction. The event is sponsored by the ACC Foundation and proceeds from the event support scholarships, facility improvements, and equipment upgrades for the baseball and softball teams. Athletic programs are vital parts of our community, providing students with the opportunity for excellence, growth, and recognition. It is our honor to help provide the Alvin Community College Dolphins with better resources and equipment.

  • Halloween Party for Casa de Esperanza

    Arnold & Itkin hosted a Halloween Party for the children of Casa de Esperanza de Los Ninos that included a Halloween craft, bubbles, lunch, and a face painter. AI employees visited the Casa neighborhood and spent a few hours with the children. We were also able to provide a donation to cover the cost of one year’s school tuition for a child in the program. We are thrilled to support all of the amazing work Casa de Esperanza does for children and for Houston!
  • Supporting the Pasadena Special Olympics

    The winning tug-o-war team at AI’s annual Field Day event was given the grand prize of $5,000 to be donated to an organization of their choice—and the Pasadena Special Olympics team was chosen! With more than half of their players losing their homes from Hurricane Harvey, they did not think they would make it to the Fall Classic State Tournament. We are happy to announce that Arnold & Itkin’s donation helped get them to the tournament and provided new equipment for those who lost it in the storm.
  • Casa de Esperanza Donations

    Our team was thrilled to donate hundreds of supplies to Casa de Esperanza de Los Ninos, a safe place providing care for children in crisis. These supplies went to help the foster families, birth parents, and after care clients going through Casa’s program who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. We are honored to be a part of such a strong city filled with so many willing to help!
  • Supplies for Harvey Victims

    At Arnold & Itkin, we were devastated by the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Many of our own employees lost their homes, cars, and belongings in the storm. In the aftermath, we remain committed to standing strong with the Houston community and all of South Texas. Our team came together to bring in thousands of supplies to distribute to victims of the storm. A special thank you to the Boatright family who drove the supplies across the state and to all of our employees who volunteered to help. We are proud to be part of this team, and proud to be a member of the Houston community.
  • 2017 Clothing & Food Drive

    At Arnold & Itkin, we are committed to supporting our local Houston community. In July of 2017, we hosted a Clothing & Food Drive benefiting Target Hunger and Houston Children’s Charity. Thanks to the generous donations from our employees, we contributed several hundred articles of clothing, as well as food and household products, to help those in need!
  • 2nd Annual RESPECT Contest

    We hosted the 2nd Annual RESPECT Contest awards ceremony at the Harris County Civil Courthouse. We invited 5th grade students to tell us what respect means to them along with an illustration to complement their explanation. The winning students were awarded a cash prize, as well as having a donation made on their behalf to their school and a charity of their choice. The chosen charities were St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Ima’s Home for Children, Elephants for Africa, and The Houston Zoo. Matching donations were also made to Keller Middle School, Melillo Middle School, Carpenter Elementary, and Deer Park Elementary. We were honored to meet these incredible students and assist in supporting their schools and local charities.
  • AI File Clerks Volunteer for The Beacon

    For the past few months, the team of employees working in the file room at Arnold & Itkin have dedicated some of their time on the weekends volunteering for The Beacon. This non-profit organization provides clothing, meals, job opportunities, and a health clinic for those in need. This month, they also donated dozens of supplies to further support the cause.
  • 2016 Holiday Toy Drive

    For the second year in a row, the AI team got into the holiday spirit by donating hundreds of toys to BEAR (Be A Resource for CPS Kids). BEAR is a 501(c)(3) that works with Harris County CPS and the Texas Department of Family to provide comfort, dignity, and basic care to children who have been uprooted. For children in the foster care system, what BEAR provides is often vital to their growth and long-term well-being. Each year, this non-profit organization focuses on BEARing gifts to children under CPS care who may not receive holiday cheer—and we are thrilled to contribute.

  • Kingwood 5k Fun Run & 1 Mile Kid Run

    The Arnold & Itkin team sponsored and volunteered at the Kingwood 5k and 1-mile kid run. The event was put together in support of Young Life Houston Northeast, a local non-profit organization. Young Life provides community for students in middle school, high school, and college, giving them a place to be themselves during the most tumultuous years of their lives. More than 84% of its funding goes toward events, camps, and services to the kids who are a part of Young Life. The organization reaches around 348,000 kids around the world, working with 81,000 volunteers and 5,454 staff members. Our firm was thrilled to sponsor and volunteer on behalf of this worthy organization.

  • Event Benefitting Neighborhood Longhorns

    We recently hosted an event benefitting the Neighborhood Longhorns, an organization dedicated to assisting economically disadvantaged students succeed academically. AI was excited to have former University of Texas football player Vince Young attend to show his support for the program. Youth athletic programs teach young people discipline, self-esteem, self-respect, and the power of being part of a team. Combined with tools to succeed academically, we have no doubt that Neighborhood Longhorns will help equip students to be unstoppable in the classroom and unstoppable at life!

  • Free Legal Clinic at Local Veterans’ Hospital

    The Arnold & Itkin team volunteered at the Veterans’ Hospital in Houston for a free legal clinic. Free legal clinics provide much-needed legal advice and services to people who otherwise would not be able to afford an attorney. Legal clinics can address questions on every kind of matter, from child custody cases to filing for bankruptcy and everything in between. We counseled more than a dozen vets on a variety of legal issues. As proud supporters of our military men and women, we are honored to donate our time and energy to events such as this.

  • Toy Drive for BEAR

    To share our holiday spirit, our team generously gathered hundreds of toys to donate to BEAR...Be A Resource for CPS kids. BEAR is a non-profit organization that offers assistance to abused and neglected children in our community. Many of these children may not know the excitement and joy that comes with the holiday season if it weren’t for the donations received by this fantastic organization. Arnold & Itkin is proud to support BEAR and hopes our donations will make the holidays brighter for the many children under the care of CPS.
  • Second Mission Trip to Haiti

    Megan Elsbury, a member of our intake team, went on her second mission trip to Haiti with a group of ER nurses. While there, the group visited a Dessalines clinic known for its labor and delivery facilities and developed a great relationship with the clinic’s staff. Next to an orphanage, the clinic will be opening within the next few months and will offer healthcare at a minimal cost for the surrounding community. The mission was such a success that the group already has an official medical mission trip planned for April 2016!
  • Arnold & Itkin Ironman at Memorial Park

    More than 100 of our team and family members came out for a day of fun and competition at the AI Ironman at Memorial Park. We were honored to help bring awareness to John Black’s race: the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. John is competing for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a great organization that is committed to finding a cure for blood cancer patients.
  • $75,000 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Our team was honored to present a $75,000 check to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in support of John Black’s fundraising efforts for the Ironman World Championship. Every year, more than 60,000 people are diagnosed with leukemia, and more than 22,000 people are expected to die from leukemia this year. More than 5,000 people will be diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma this year, and more than 1,000 will die. The only way to beat this is through more research. We are committed to playing a role in the race for a cure to cancer—and we encourage you to do the same.

  • Houston Children’s Charities Back-To-School Program

    Our firm sponsored the Houston Children’s Charities Back-To-School program, collecting hundreds of school supplies to donate to underprivileged children. We also presented HCC with a substantial check to help support its various programs. Then, on August 15, volunteers from our firm distributed backpacks full of supplies to families. We are proud to participate in such an important program and hope our donations will make a difference for these very deserving children.
  • First Annual RESPECT Contest

    Our law firm was very excited to hold the awards ceremony for our first annual RESPECT contest. We invited 5th-grade students in Pasadena ISD to tell us what respect means to them, why it’s important and to accompany their description with a drawing. The winning students were awarded a cash prize and a donation made on their behalf to a charity of their choice. The chosen charities were Scholarship America Dream Award, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Pleasant Hills Children's Home, and El Cordero De Dios Templo Cristiano. Matching donations were made to the students' school to help fund a new Outdoor Learning Center. We were very excited and honored to meet these incredible students and support their school and local charities.
  • First Annual Food & Clothing Drive

    At Arnold & Itkin, we held our first annual Food & Clothing Drive to benefit the Emergency Aid Coalition, a non-profit organization in Houston that feeds and clothes the homeless and needy in our community. The program was founded in 1983 to provide food, clothing, and other basic needs to everyone who needs it—but the program places particular emphasis on serving the working poor. EAC Houston services more than 50,000 people every year. AI was honored to do our part.

  • Lady Hawks of the Humble Girls Softball League

    We are proud to sponsor the Lady Hawks of the Humble Girls Softball League in support of our local community and our wonderful paralegal Celeste Garza who coaches the team. Youth athletics is near and dear to our hearts; being on a sports team is how countless young people learn self-respect, confidence, discipline, responsibility, and how to work with others. Our firm was thrilled to have the opportunity to sponsor a team of young softball players. Go Lady Hawks!

  • Intake Team Member Goes to Haiti

    Arnold & Itkin Intake Team Member Megan Elsbury journeyed to Haiti with Northside Christian Church. She spent time working with a wonderful organization called Coreluv to help Haitian orphans. She helped install swings and got to watch the children swing for the first time! Coreluv is a Christian organization that serves and provides for orphans in Haiti. They partner with organizations like Impact for Mankind, Kids Matter, and local churches to provide life-saving care to children. Our team was happy to contribute to Megan’s trip as she changed numerous lives with her work and compassion.