Tucson (Fall 2018)
We gave back to the Tucson community and its Primavera Foundation. Originating as a soup kitchen in the early 1980s, Primavera “provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization.” We assembled emergency hygiene kits for Primavera’s Casa Paloma Women’s Hospitality Center, a safe space for women experiencing homelessness, and a member of Primavera’s team spoke with us about the organization and its continuum of services.
Nashville (Spring 2018)
We rolled up our sleeves as we gave back to the community and paid tribute to lifetime FLS member and “mother” of Nashville’s domestic violence movement, Jean Crowe. The Jean Crowe Advocacy Center provides safety, support, and advocacy for victims of domestic violence who are engaging in either the criminal or civil court process. There are 9,000 people who come through the center each year and benefit from its amazing services.
We provided a deep cleaning of the center and received a tour to view firsthand how the center serves the Nashville community.
Beaver Creek (Fall 2017)
Attendees provided online pro bono service by answering family law questions for low income residents of their state. Please visit https://abafreelegalanswers.org/ for more information.
Savannah (Spring 2017)
Conference attendees gave back to the greater Savannah community by helping to clean up the Tybee Island beach.
Bahamas (Spring 2016)
Bahamas United, an NGO based in Nassau, will be helped to facilitate our Spring Conference service project by connecting us with a local school in need of time and resources from willing volunteers. Two options to get involved were available:
School Painting Project
Many schools in Nassau lack the resources to maintain vibrant and colorful exteriors that are exciting for their students. Volunteers worked together in small groups to paint exterior accents, playground games, etc., and they worked together on painting a school mural.
Many K-6 students in Nassau are children of immigrants and need assistance learning English. Attendees were about to donate of a few of their favorite books from growing up to help to fill school libraries and support their literacy programs.