At Arnold & Itkin, we are committed to helping people both inside and outside the courtroom. Besides the work we do for our clients, the firm has developed a community outreach program to help those in need. While many of our community service activities are sponsored by our firm, we encourage our staff to volunteer for organizations that are important to them as well.
Our firm and its members actively help with many charities and non-profits, including:
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Partnership for the Advancement & Immersion of Refugees (PAIR)
- Professionals United to Lead St. Luke's Health System (PULSE)
- Sunflower County Freedom Project
- St. Paul's Methodist Foundation of Houston
- Generation Heroes Houston
- Human Rights First
- Young Life
- City Year
This month, we wanted to spotlight Arnold & Itkin's first annual Food & Clothing Drive to benefit the Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC), a non-profit organization in Houston that feeds and clothes the homeless and needy in our community. One of the EAC's many partners is St. Paul's United Methodist Church, where Attorney Kurt Arnold is a member of the congregation. On Sunday mornings, the church opens its facilities to the EAC to provide lunch for underprivileged people in the community.
Kurt wondered how our firm could help. We met with the EAC and were encouraged to hold a donation drive to collect non-perishable food items and clothing from our staff and their family members to support the EAC's efforts. The EAC is funded entirely by donors and volunteers, so the organization is in constant need of additional supplies—a nd, with winter approaching, warm clothing was a particularly high necessity item.
Over the course of three weeks, our staff donated much needed food items and several large boxes of clothing. On December 22nd, we will be delivering the donations to the volunteers at the EAC.
To learn how you can support the EAC, please visit their website at www.eachouston.org.