As part of the Bilzin Sumberg Cares community involvement initiative, Bilzin Sumberg recently partnered with the Little Haiti Optimist Club, which offers academic and athletic programming for the youth of Little Haiti.
Bilzin Sumberg attorneys, staff and families gathered at the club’s headquarters the morning of Saturday, Feb. 21, with paintbrushes, gardening tools and smiles for Bilzin Sumberg Cares Project Day. This is the firm’s eighth Project Day, an annual event in which the firm partners with a local charitable organization for a day of philanthropic outreach.
Law firm employees and their families assisted with painting a mural, re-painting the lunchroom and planting a community garden. They planted vegetables, herbs and spices for the children to learn to maintain throughout the year.
“We had over 100 volunteers turn out on a Saturday morning, which is a tremendous testimony to the culture of our law firm.” said Marshall R. Pasternack, a partner in the Corporate and Tax Group and chair of the Bilzin Sumberg Cares community initiative. “What we do is work at Bilzin Sumberg. Who we are is reflected by Bilzin Sumberg Cares — our community volunteer initiative which seeks to makes a difference in the lives of others.”
Also in attendance was Miami-Dade County Commission chair Jean Monestime, who saluted Bilzin Sumberg’s efforts to give back to the community.
Little Haiti Optimist Club was founded in 2010 and provides education, mentorship, athletics, arts and cultural programming to the youth of Little Haiti. The summer camp has focused on teaching the basics of film production and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The after school program includes soccer, tutoring, computer skills, and cultural field trips. LHOC also organizes back-to-school events; this past month they provided backpacks and school supplies to over 1,200 children.
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