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