Photo cutline: LLL&S attorneys, staff and friends at SunFest Kids Day 2012. Photo by Geoff Livingston/SunFest.
to Help Children With Special Needs Enjoy SunFest in Their Own Special Way
To Support Children With Special Needs at Annual SunFest Kids Day
More than 15 attorneys and staff from Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC (LLL&S) left their suits and legal briefs behind and opted to don their LLL&S t-shirts and shorts and head to SunFest to literally “play it forward” and volunteer their time to help make great SunFest memories for a special group of youngsters. As a community partner, LLL&S sponsored and volunteered at SunFest Kids Day 2012, an annual SunFest tradition of opening early on the Friday of the festival to welcome more than 300 children with special needs and 150 caregivers for a morning of fun activities, gifts, music, food and loving attention to each child as they enjoy SunFest in their very own way. The SunFest Kids Day program has continued to grow each year and has embraced thousands of special needs children since its inception.
While this year is the first year LLL&S sponsored Kids Day, it will not be the last; during the event amidst all the activities, Firm Managing Partner Gary Lesser committed to continuing the firm’s sponsorship and volunteerism for the 2013 SunFest and beyond.
“Underwriting and participating in SunFest Kids Day has been such a meaningful experience for our entire firm, so much so that we will be sponsoring, planning and volunteering for this event every year going forward,” said Lesser whose firm is celebrating its 85th anniversary in West Palm Beach. “It’s been wonderful for the kids and wonderful for us…a warm and inspiring time for all.”
Lesser noted that “it was only natural for the firm to ‘step up and step into’ SunFest Kids Day as a proud and engaged sponsor”, which now will be a yearly tradition as part of the Firm’s community outreach. LLL&S – the third oldest law firm in Palm Beach County – has a long history of supporting children-related missions, including organizations and programming that enable children with special needs to have impactful resources and meaningful experiences that enhance their lives. Through the years, LLL&S has been a major sponsor and served as an impassioned volunteer crew for Autism Speaks and its Walk Now for Autism Speaks annual fundraising walk, Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Annual Spring Fit & Fun Sports Program, Stand Among Friends and other organizations.
In the past 20 months, the boutique-size firm has contributed more than $400,000 in donations and sponsorships to support vital charity and business missions of South Florida, including health, medical research, education, special needs, humanitarian/human rights, veterans, arts and culture, economic development, legal aid organizations and other causes, and provided more than 2,500+ hours of pro bono legal services and community service. This year, LLL&S has given a major gift to the athletics program of Florida Atlantic University that has been commemorated with a concession stand named for the firm in the new FAU Stadium and has also dedicated a bench at the entrance to the new Palm Beach County Bar Association building.
About Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith:
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, (LLL&S) the third oldest law firm in Palm Beach County, was established in 1927 by Joseph H. Lesser in West Palm Beach, and is now celebrating 85 years of serving clients throughout Florida, focusing on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. All Firm partners are “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating in ethics and legal ability. With offices in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Stuart, LLL&S is active in the community, and has donated significant time and financial support to numerous charities. For more information on LLL&S call (561) 655-2028 or visit www.lesserlawfirm.com.