Bilzin Sumberg Cares Project Day Held at Little Haiti Optimist Club

Press Release
February 24, 2015

MIAMI, FL – On February 21, as part of the Bilzin Sumberg Cares community involvement initiative, Bilzin Sumberg partnered with the Little Haiti Optimist Club, which offers academic and athletic programming for the youth of Little Haiti.

On Saturday morning, Bilzin Sumberg attorneys, staff and families gathered at the Club's headquarters 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. Bilzin Sumberg staff planted vegetables, herbs and spices for the children to learn how 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. 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," said Marshall R. Pasternack, a Partner in the Corporate & Tax group and Chair of the Bilzin Sumberg Cares community initiative.

Also in attendance was District 2 County Commissioner Chairman Jean Monestime, who saluted Bilzin Sumberg's efforts to give back to our community.

Little Haiti Optimist Club was founded in 2010 and provides education, mentorship, athletics, arts and cultural programming to the youth of Little Haiti. Their 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.

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. The firm’s core practices include Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Environmental, International, Land Development & Government Relations, Litigation, Real Estate and Tax. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.

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