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Committee: Community Services
 
 
Committee Co-chair
Janae Thomas
Office of the State Attorney
13th Judicial Circuit
813-362-5573
jet07e@gmail.com
Committee Co-chair
Wendy DePaul
Cohen & DePaul, PA
813-606-4446
wendy@cohenanddepaul.com
Committee Co-chair
Lara LaVoie
LaVoie & Kaizer, P.A.
844-813-7246 x101
lara@lkinjurylaw.com

 

The HCBA Community Services Committee organizes several projects throughout the year to help various groups in the Tampa Bay area. This year, the committee plans to participate in:

--VA Adopt-A-Veteran Program  - Part of Make a Difference Day, this project involves “adopting” veterans living in foster homes in the Tampa area. These veterans have very limited funds, so the committee aims to fulfill their wish lists through this program (Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019). Learn more about this program.

--Elves for Elders - Through Aging Solutions Inc., the committee works to provide gifts and holiday cheer to more than 200 elderly wards of the state (Dec. 2019). Learn more about this effort.

--Dining with Dignity at Trinity Cafe - Volunteers dedicate just a few hours of their time to serve meals to to the homeless, hungry, and working poor. The meals are prepared by a professional chef, and guests sit at cloth-covered tables set with china dishes and silverware (March 2020). Learn more about this opportunity.

--A Pirate Plunder Party at A Kid's Place - This daylong party benefits the children at A Kid's Place, a foster care facility for abused, abandoned, and neglected children. Volunteers coordinate games, food, and fun for the youngsters living at the facility (May 2020). Learn more about A Kid's Place.

--Benchmarks (year-round) - This initiative by The Florida Bar aims to increase public awareness of how the government and courts work. Volunteers are needed to give prepared presentations to local adult civic and community groups. Learn more about this program.

 

Upcoming Events
Community Services Committee -- Adopt a Veteran
Saturday, October 26, 2019
"Lawyers With Heart" Initiative -- Tampa Bay Heart Walk
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Community Services Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Community Services Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
HCBA Holiday Open House
Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Group Feed
Janae Thomas registered for the event Community Services Committee Meeting.
Posted Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Lisa-Marie Elliott registered for the event Community Services Committee Meeting.
Posted Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Lara M. LaVoie registered for the event Community Services Committee Meeting.
Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Jordan L. Behlman registered for the event Community Services Committee Meeting.
Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Susan C. LaGree registered for the event Community Services Committee Meeting.
Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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