Our Fifty For 50 Campaign
Several SCH employees treated the AGC Georgia staff to lunch on MLK day.
On a cold morning in February, the workers at a downtown construction site wait in line for a Chick-Fil-A breakfast, served by employees of SCH.
2015 marks the 50th Anniversary for Smith, Currie & Hancock. The firm is extremely grateful for the clients and employees who have contributed to its success for the past half-century. As part of Smith Currie’s fifty year anniversary celebration the firm has commenced a community service campaign - Fifty for 50. Its purpose is to share the firm’s success and longevity by giving back to the communities we serve. Through its attorneys and staff in all seven of our national offices and with financing from our Smith Currie Foundation, the firm has committed to participating in fifty community service projects in 2015. We are excited about the future of our firm, and look forward to continuing our community outreach initiatives for many years to come. Please be sure to visit this page throughout the year to view pictures and write-ups for each of our Fifty for 50 events.
Our January 2015 events:
Newnan High School Donation: A group of Special Education students from Newnan High School were taken to Stevi B’s Pizza for a community-based instruction trip using funds donated from the Smith Currie Foundation. The students were able to independently handle real-world tasks that most of us take for granted like ordering from a menu, selecting their own drink/pizza, and paying for their meal. Through outings like these, the students are given the opportunity to learn real-world problem-solving and personal interaction skills within the communities in which they live. Following the event, each participant was kind enough to send the firm personalized thank-you notes pictured in the banner image above. We could not have asked for a more worthwhile endeavor to kick off our campaign than this one. Well done, Newnan High!
MLK Decatur Service Project: Partner, Jim Bidgood, participated in the MLK Decatur Service Project. Members of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church provided free house repairs and yard work to help at-risk seniors in the historic Oakhurst neighborhood.
Blanket and Coat Drives: In our Atlanta office, Bria Barnes headed up a blanket drive and donated them to the Atlanta Mission on one of the below freezing nights in the city. The DC office employees also teamed up with tenants in their office building to give back to the community by collecting coats and blankets for the homeless shelters in their area.
Jeans Friday: Employees in all of the SCH offices are donating money each Jeans Friday. The funds will be used to help with various community service projects throughout the year.
Georgia Tech Mock Trial Competition: Partner Joe Staak and Associate Todd Heffner volunteered their time to serve as judges for the Georgia Tech Mock Trial Competition in Atlanta. Teams of undergraduate students from more than 15 Southeast colleges and universities participated. The competition involved trying a hypothetical wrongful death trial. During each round plaintiff teams were pitted against defendant teams. Judges presided over these trials and scored each team, the individual lawyers and the witnesses. There were four rounds of competition to select the winning team.
Donations to California Charities: The SCH San Francisco, California office employees made donations to local charities Bridges to Prosperity and Ruby's Place in Oakland. Bridges to Prosperity provides isolated communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. The mission of Ruby's Place is to assist women and their children in crisis by providing a safe, temporary home, support services, and hope through empowerment, resulting in self-sufficient clients who return to the community; and to help break the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness.
Adopt a Golden Atlanta: Helen Davis from the Atlanta office volunteered to work for the Atlanta Adopt a Golden monthly adoption drive. Adopt a Golden Atlanta is a volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding warm, loving permanent homes for Golden Retrievers in order to prevent them from becoming strays or adding to the shelter overpopulation.