Knox Law Employees Contribute to Holiday Charity Programs
Knox Law employees recently contributed to two holiday charity programs: SafeNet's Christmas Gift Program and our Holiday Auction, donating over $3,000 total to three local nonprofits.
First, employees participated in SafeNet's Christmas Gift Program for the 25th year in a row. SafeNet provides Knox Law with an anonymous wish list for the women, men and children they serve. Knox Law employees agree to fulfill those wishes, which often include small appliances, towels, picture frames, clothing - anything to help the victims start over. For some of the recipients, these gifts will be the only thing they have for Christmas.
This year, Knox Law employees provided gifts for 18 of the 26 families currently being served by SafeNet, which is Erie's only accredited domestic violence agency providing free confidential services including counseling, legal advocacy, education and shelter to victims of domestic violence.
The Holiday Auction, in its 27th year, is a three-day event at Knox Law during which employees purchase raffle tickets. Items for the raffle are donated by employees and may include holiday items, gift baskets, homemade baked goods, lottery tickets, etc. The firm also donates a "free day off," one attorney-hunter traditionally donates fresh venison meat, and another attorney donates a "mystery cash gift."
Employees receive a ballot for each item they donate. On the last afternoon, employees enjoy a party during which gifts are raffled. At the end, two employee ballots are chosen at random. Those employees choose the charities to which 100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated.
This year, over $1,400 was raised (our highest amounth ever!) and split between Erie DAWN and the Anna Shelter. Other charities receiving donations in the past have included, among others, United Way of Erie County, Erie City Mission, Shriners Hospital for Children, Mercy Center for Women, Neighborhood Art House, Emmaus Soup Kitchen, The Humane Society of NWPA, Brevillier Village, and Orphan Angels.
For more information, please contact Sarah Holland.