Summer is for the kids, and we know it! This summer, Dunn, Pariser & Peyrot continued their commitment to changing the world for the better. Our firm proudly teamed up with Together We Rise, a non-profit organization, dedicated to transforming the way youth navigates through the foster care system in America. Through their Sponsor a Bike program, our firm purchased and built 9 bicycles (and helmets!) to donate to children in need.
Everyday about 1,200 children enter the foster care system in the United States. Together We Rise works to improve the lives of these children, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public. The organization works with hundreds of foster agencies, social workers, CASA advocates and other partners to bring programs to foster youth across the nation. Together We Rise’s vision has allowed them to provide thousands of youth across the country with new bikes, college supplies, and cases so that children can travel from home to home.
DPP staff personally selected this volunteer opportunity and with the support of the Partners were able to spend some quality time in the office donating our efforts to this great cause. This event provided for many laughs to be shared as our staff rolled up their sleeves, pulled up instruction manuals, and got to work on building these bikes. The idea of transforming the lives of 9 young children was a tremendous experience for our staff to bond over!
Together We Rise dedicated the finished bikes to The Village Family Services, a local organization that not only works with foster children, but also offers a wide variety of adult and family services that range from financial counseling, mentoring, and assistance with navigating the workplace environment. Upon delivering the bikes, our staff was greeted by Rebecca Grande, Program Manager, and her team of staff. They were so excited to welcome our donation! Ms. Grande shared with us that some of the children they work with have never owned a nice toy, let alone a brand new bike. She said “to many this may be a small token, but to the children, even the sense of ownership is huge!”
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