Bilzin Sumberg Raises $9,000 in a Back-to-School Drive Benefitting Lotus House

Press Release
September 4, 2014

MIAMI, FL Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP, through its community initiative program Bilzin Sumberg Cares, recently partnered with Lotus House in its Back-to-School Drive Competition, in which over 25 companies, organizations and families participated. The firm was named the stand-out winner of the competition, having raised over $9,000 in school supplies and cash donations, substantially contributing to the Drive's grand total of $16,000 in donations.

Lotus House provides free housing, sanctuary and support for homeless women and their children. Lotus House currently houses over 110 women and children on a daily basis, where they also provide access to medical and mental health care, parenting education, counseling and parent/child therapy, life skills and a host of other enrichment activities to aid these women to transition to permanent homes off the street.

"More than 45 Lotus House guests are school-aged kids, teens and young adults," said John C. Sumberg, the firm's Managing Partner and a member of the Lotus House Board of Directors. "It's necessary for these kids to have the appropriate school supplies to ensure they have a successful and positive year. We are very pleased we were able to make such a substantial contribution for these women and their families."

Bilzin Sumberg is a long-time partner of Lotus House and the firm frequently participates in its charitable initiatives. Last year, Bilzin Sumberg hosted its annual Bilzin Sumberg Cares Project Day at Lotus House, where firm attorneys and staff spent the day repainting 32 apartments at the Lotus House shelter.

About Bilzin Sumberg Cares

Bilzin Sumberg Cares provides the Bilzin Sumberg community with volunteer opportunities to work together to benefit charitable organizations in South Florida and beyond. Now in its eighth year, Bilzin Sumberg Cares has partnered with numerous non-profit organizations including the Miami-Dade Special Olympics, United Way of Miami-Dade, Habitat for Humanity, Voices for Children Foundation and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

About Bilzin Sumberg

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is a commercial law firm based in Florida. Our core practices include Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, International, Land Development & Government Relations, Litigation, Real Estate and Tax. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.

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