The Law Firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C. and Gertrude Walden Child Care Center Sponsor and Serve Holiday Meals to Over 1500 Hungry Families for the 10th Consecutive Year
Gertrude Walden Child Care Center Calls on Gary Law Firm to Help Continue the Undertaking of Feeding Disadvantaged Families
STUART, FL – Employees of the Law Offices of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson and Gary, P.L.L.C. recently partnered with Gertrude Walden Child Care Center in Stuart, Florida to provide holiday meals to disadvantaged families from the community. This is the 10th consecutive year that the two organizations have joined forces for this worthwhile endeavor. The Gary Law Firm sponsored the cost of the meal as well as assisted the employees from the Gertrude Walden Child Care Center in preparing the delicious, down-home holiday meal complete with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dressing, dinner rolls, banana pudding and cake! Together, employee volunteers from the law firm and the child care center served the meals in celebration of the holiday season to families from the surrounding communities.Over 25 employees from the Gary Law Office donated their time for this worthwhile endeavor. Volunteers spent the afternoon cooking the food, packaging meals for take-out, replenishing food items, cleaning tables and serving those families who chose to dine-in. Families began to converge at the child care center early that afternoon in anticipation of the holiday feast. A line of people extended beyond the front door of the child care center into the adjacent parking lot. Over 1500 meals were served throughout the course of the afternoon. Nearly half of those meals were distributed during the first 90 minutes.
“My heart is always with the community,” commented Willie Gary. “I commend Gertrude Walden Child Care Center for their commitment to helping those who are less fortunate. Gertrude Walden works tirelessly to feed families in our community and I am just honored to play a small role in helping them to achieve this goal. Through this effort, we were able to provide dinners to families who, in many cases, might not have anything to eat on Christmas Eve or Christmas day. With today’s needs so prevalent and so pronounced, I’m glad we were able to sponsor this very much needed event,” continued Gary.
Known for his philanthropic endeavors, Willie Gary and his wife, Gloria Gary, founded The Gary Foundation, which provides college scholarships to at-risk students who wish to attend college. The Gary’s have pledged millions of dollars to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities – including $10 million to their alma mater Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Volunteers from the Law Offices of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C.
Volunteers from the Law Offices of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C. help feed families in Stuart Florida
Children Enjoy Carnival Games, Rides, Popcorn, Snow Cones, Music, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos and a Visit from Santa Claus
STUART, FL – Prominent attorney, Willie E. Gary, and the Gary Foundation recently hosted the 18th Annual Kids Carnival at Memorial Park in Stuart, Florida. Hundreds of children from five counties were invited to attend the event to receive toys and enjoy food, Christmas music, carnival rides, games and a visit with Santa Claus. The Law Firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson and Gary, P.L.L.C., along with Capitol Petroleum served as this year’s signature supporters, sponsoring the purchase of over 1000 toys. Other sponsors include Lorenzo Williams, Esq. and family, Gary Financial Group, Treasure Coast Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, Michael Haygood, Esq., Chan Abney, Esq., Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bridges, Law Finance Group, Jimmie and Geraldine Young, Tommy and Carlotta Young and Nash and Associates. Many other local businesses, organizations and attorneys from the Law Firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C. also made financial and in-kind contributions in support of this worthwhile event.
Volunteers from the Law Firm and the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Links, Inc., did a phenomenal job with toy and food distribution.Over 20 plus youth organizations from Martin, Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties were invited to bring kids to the carnival to pick out a gift of his or her choice and enjoy the festivities. The Kids Carnival is a highly-anticipated event on the Treasure Coast.
Since its inception over 18 years ago, the Gary Foundation Kids Carnival has been providing toys to disadvantaged youth who otherwise may not receive any presents during the holiday season. Attendees enjoyed snow-cones, pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, multiple bounce houses and obstacle course, inflatable slides, a rock climbing wall, a video game truck, a bungee jumper, as well as numerous competitive rounds of musical chairs. Contest winners received bikes, skateboards and other hot-ticket items
“This is by far my favorite event of the year,” said Willie Gary. “The holiday season is about giving to others and making sure that children, who are less fortunate, can also enjoy the excitement and joy of the Christmas season. Given the current economic climate, we have found that there are more children in need than ever before. Kids being kids – that’s what the carnival is all about,” continued Gary. “Our job is to make sure they have fun, and don’t have any worries for the day.”
Known for his philanthropic endeavors, Willie Gary and his wife, Gloria Gary, founded The Gary Foundation, which provides college scholarships to at-risk students who wish to attend college. The Gary’s have donated millions of dollars to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities – including $10 million pledge to their alma mater, Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
A child receives a toy of his choice donated by one of our many sponsors.
A young Child is all smiles on this year’s Bungee attraction
Attorney Willie Gary with local area kids enjoying the 18th Annual Kids Carnival in Stuart, Florida
Willie and Gloria Gary take a moment to pose with some of our happy Carnival goers after receiving their toys.