Once again this year, Gilbert Oshinsky LLP participated in the Lawyers Have Heart 10k run. GO had three participants in the race this year. During the last decade, Lawyers Have Heart has raised more than $4.8 million to benefit the American Heart Association, whose mission is building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. By participating in this event, volunteers not only help to strengthen their own hearts through exercise, but also help raise funds vital to the education programs and research of the AHA
- June 13, 2009
Over twenty lawyers, staff and their families from Gilbert Oshinsky LLP participated in The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In support of one of GO's employees, Deirdre Patterson, the firm comprised a team called "Deirdre's Brigade" and completed this 5K run/walk. Deirdre's family and friends joined the GO team in this wonderful event. The Susan G. Komen Foundation continues to help helps raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
- June 6, 2009
For the second year in a row, Gilbert Oshinsky LLP participated in a Sandwich Making Drive! GO made over 1100 sandwiches to be donated to Martha’s Table, a non profit that feeds over 1000 homeless people in the DC metro area. Martha’s Table’s mission is to serve the needs of the less fortunate in the Washington, DC community through food, learning, healthy living, recreational and family support services.
- April 27, 2009
On February 28, several GO employees and their families headed to the Washington Home, a local nursing home and rehabilitation center. We spent part of our afternoon playing Bingo, serving refreshments and conversing with the senior citizen residents. Lots of laughs and stories were shared, and the revelry was enjoyed by all.
- February 28, 2009
On Tuesday, December 16th some Gilbert Oshinsky employees headed to Rachael's Women's Center to help sort holiday gifts that Rachael's gathered for local women in need. GO employees spent part of the afternoon organizing sweatshirts, jeans, and coats galore!! These clothing items, that the women asked for, will be wrapped and given to the women after a Christmas dinner.
- December 16, 2008
Gilbert Oshinsky LLP has once again participated in The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program. GO employees shopped for new clothing and/or toys for 66 children! Brand new bicycles, fun games, and many other gifts from GO employees will be picked up by the parents from The Salvation Army to deliver to the children on Christmas day.
- December 1, 2008
Gilbert Oshinsky LLP sponsored employees to participate in the Fannie Mae Walk-a-Thon to Benefit the Homeless on November 22, 2008. The Walk-a-Thon benefits many D.C. homeless organizations. The benefits from GO’s participation are directed to Rachael's Women's Center. Rachael’s Women’s Center provides homeless and formerly homeless women with shelter, food, support, case management, and other services with the goal of providing opportunities to develop independence, sense of self and hope.
- November 22, 2008
Throughout the month of November, Gilbert Oshinsky LLP employees donated food to benefit the Rachael's Women's Center. The food donated will help Rachel's Women's Center provide a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless women in the District of Columbia.
- November 1, 2008
Gilbert Oshinsky LLP provided costumes and candy bags for a Halloween Harvest Party for children living at the Valley Place Transitional Shelter. The Valley Place Transitional Shelter provides apartment style housing and many other social services to Washington, D.C. families in need. The Harvest Party is also sponsored by the Virginia Williams Resource Center, which works with Valley Place to find housing for homeless families. GO employees donated 60 new or gently used Halloween costumes and helped make over 80 candy treat bags for the children. Because the children at the shelter are discouraged to Trick-or-Treat in the surrounding areas, the Harvest Party provides the children with a chance to celebrate the holiday and dress up in costumes — an opportunity some of the children have never had.
- October 1, 2008
Gilbert Randolph LLP provided school supplies to 42 high school students involved in the Perry School Community Service. The Perry School Center was created in 1991 to address issues of chronic poverty in the North Capitol St. area of Washington, DC. The community raised over $5.6 million to convert the vacant and historic Perry School into the Perry School Community Services Center; provides services in youth development, economic empowerment and social services.
- August 19, 2008
For the Generous Associates campaign, Gilbert Randolph LLP raised $20,450 for the Legal Aid Society - more than any firm in the city twice our size and once again among the leading firms in the city regardless of size. We had participation from every attorney plus several staff members. The campaign as a whole raised $763,000.
The annual Generous Associates Campaign of Legal Aid is a fundraising campaign run by associates at Washington, DC law firms city wide. The Generous Associates Campaign allows Legal Aid to continue to provide free legal services to the neediest members of the DC community in the areas of family law, housing, and public benefits.
- June 30, 2008
Gilbert Randolph LLP had two participants in the Lawyers Have Heart 10k run. During the last decade, Lawyers Have Heart has raised more than $4.8 million to benefit the American Heart Association, whose mission is building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. By participating in this event, volunteers not only help to strengthen their own hearts through exercise, but also help raise funds vital to the education programs and research of the AHA
- June 14, 2008
Thirteen lawyers and staff from Gilbert Randolph LLP participated in The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, a series of 5K runs/fitness walks that raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
- June 7, 2008
Gilbert Randolph LLP made over 1000 sandwiches to be donated to Martha’s Table, a non profit that feeds over 1000 homeless people in the DC metro area. Martha’s Table’s mission is to serve the needs of the less fortunate in the Washington, DC community through food, learning, healthy living, recreational and family support services.
- May 15, 2008
Gilbert Randolph LLP collected professional clothing to benefit the Suited for Change and Menzfit programs. Both of these organizations provide professional clothing and ongoing career and life skills education to low-income women and men to increase their employment and job retention potential and to contribute to their economic independence.
- April 18, 2008
Ten Gilbert Randolph LLP lawyers and staff participated in the Capital Area Food Bank sorting and repackaging project. The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest, public nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Each year the CAFB distributes 20 million pounds of food, including 6 million pounds of fresh produce, to over 700 partner agencies.
- March 15, 2008
Gilbert Randolph LLP actively participated in the Angel Tree Christmas Collection drive, an annual event with a long tradition of providing needy children with gifts for Christmas. We had 50 children assigned to us and 35 lawyers and staff participated.
- December 8, 2007
Gilbert Randolph LLP provided school supplies to elementary students participating in the DC Village program, one of the Coalition for the Homeless’s initiatives. DC village is a shelter that enables families to stay for up to 90 days, so that they can find permanent housing or a place in a transitional facility.
- August 16, 2007
Gilbert Randolph LLP will host the first in a series of legal clinics sponsored by the Washington Area Women's Foundation. The clinic will focus on insurance and risk management for non-profit organizations. For more details please visit the Washington Area Women's Federation web site.
- July 11, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP was acknowledged in the Legal Times for its $5,000 contribution to Teach for America and its sponsorship one of the organization's incoming D.C. corps members.
- June 26, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP underwrote and attended the annual awards luncheon for the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. Gilbert Randolph received an award for its work on, and successful resolution of, a fair housing rights case against an insurer. The case involved claims of red-lining discrimination in the sale of homeowners' insurance products.
- June 13, 2006
Runners from Gilbert Randolph LLP participated in the 16th Annual "Lawyers Have Heart" 10k race to benefit the American Heart Association. Through the event, the Firm raised over $300 to support the American Heart Association in its fight against heart disease and strokes, which take the lives of over 1 million Americans every year.
- June 10, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP sponsored 9 walkers in the National Race for the Cure. There were 40,000 participants in the Race and $2.3 million was raised for breast cancer research.
- June 3, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP underwrote and attended annual fundraiser/awards dinner for D.C. Appleseed. Gilbert Randolph received an award in recognition of its work on D.C.'s non-resident income tax lawsuit (more commonly known as the "commuter tax" lawsuit).
- May 23, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP underwrote and attended the first annual fundraiser for the Homeless Children's Playtime Project, an organization whose members and volunteers go to D.C. Villages, the city's largest homeless shelter, to play and spend time with the children there.
- May 21, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP hosted a Pro Bono training session sponsored by the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. The training focused on working with clients that have mental disabilities.
- May 18, 2006
Gilbert Randolph was honored as a major corporate sponsor of "Developing Perspectives" -- a traveling exhibit of photography and writings by District of Columbia Public School Students. The exhibit was developed as part of Turning the Page's "Literacy Through Photography" program.
- May 8, 2006
This year's donations from Gilbert Randolph's second annual professional-clothing drive went to Dress for Success, a national organization that provides job-training services to underprivileged/at-risk women in the communities it serves. Through donations of work-appropriate attire from generous professionals, these women are outfitted for job interviews and are sent to their new workplaces with a confidence-boosting professional wardrobe.
- May 1, 2006
Gilbert Randolph was a major corporate sponsor of the used book sale fundraiser for Turning the Page , a Washington, D.C. nonprofit working to improve educational opportunities for District of Columbia Public School students. Gilbert Randolph attorneys and staff also participated in a used book drive for Turning the Page, which garnered over 60,000 volumes for the book sale, which grossed over $50,000 for Turning the Page's programs.
- May 1, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP underwrote and attended the 17th annual Servant of Justice awards dinner/fundraiser for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Gilbert Randolph received special recognition for its fundraising leadership in D.C. Legal Aid's 2005 Generous Associates Campaign. The Firm came in first place for funds raised in the mid-size firm category (50 - 100 lawyers).
- April 25, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP received an award from the American Red Cross for its $57,500 contribution to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
- April 18, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP donated $5,000 to sponsor the spring golf tournament fundraiser for the Youth Automotive Training Center.
- April 1, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP underwrote and hosted the kick-off event for the Washington Area Women's Foundation's Women's Legal Clinic Series. The reception launched a series of seminars and activities designed to give charitable organizations who assist the D.C. region's women and girls access to pro bono talent to meet their organization's and clients' legal needs, as well as to provide an efficient way for lawyers interested in serving those needs to network.
- March 7, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP attorneys and staff underwrote and attended fundraising dinners for Deliver The Dream and the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. (The firm donated $15,000 to Deliver The Dream and $7,600 to the MDA).
- February 25, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP released two videos to educate homeowners and small business owners about insurance coverage issues that they may face as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Over 500 copies of the DVDs have been provided free-of-charge to individuals in need and organizations working to assist those impacted by Katrina.
- February 1, 2006
In January, 2006 Gilbert Randolph LLP made a $10,000 contribution to the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, an organization that has been providing the District of Columbia's homeless citizens with access to legal services since 1986.
- January 1, 2006
Gilbert Randolph LLP community service volunteers delivered Christmas gifts to Rachael's Women's kids. The women had a gift wrapping party at the center and were delighted to be able to give their children gifts for the holidays.
- December 9, 2005
Gilbert Randolph LLP adopted 43 Salvation Army Angels this year. We wrapped gifts and delivered them on December 8th. The Salvation Army Angel program has touched lives in Washington, D.C. since 1985.
- December 8, 2005
In Gilbert Randolph's continuing support of Rachael's Women's Center, the Firm organized a SOCK IT TO 'EM SOCK DRIVE on Wednesday, November 23rd.
- November 23, 2005
On November 19th, TEAM Gilbert Randolph LLP participated in the Help the Homeless Walkathon. This year' s donation will be directed to the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. We walked to show our support for all the great homeless organizations that we work with including S.O.M.E., Bread for the City, Rachael's Women's Center, My Sister's Place, and Doorways for Women and Children. More information about the walk is available at www.helpthehomelessdc.org.
- November 19, 2005
A good time was had by all who comprised Team Gilbert Randolph LLP in the D.C. Light The Night Walk on Thursday, October 6! The Firm's generous support, in addition to individual team members' fundraising efforts, garnered over $2,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Many team members' lives have been touched by blood cancers and the Society helps fund vital research and patient services.
- October 6, 2005
On Sunday, September 18th, Gilbert Randolph LLP hosted a fun-filled Carnival Day for the kids and families of the DC Village homeless shelter located in Southwest. The air was filled with music, laughter and the aroma of hotdogs on the grill. Among the many fun-filled attractions were the Wild Wave Water Slide, Treasure of the Caribbean Obstacle Course, Four Way Shoot Out, Wave of Fire and Rock Mountain! While DJ Deno was spinning the tunes, we served up plenty of food, drinks and fun. The grounds outside the shelter were transformed from a bleak and empty yard to something rivaling a Ringling Bros. circus. Many thanks to all the folks at Gilbert Randolph who participated and made this such a special day for the kids.
- September 18, 2005
Gilbert Randolph LLP established a $10,000 scholarship to fund the education of women attending school at night while holding down jobs and participating in the community. The scholarship was created in honor of a hardworking Gilbert Randolph employee, who recently graduated from college after seven years of putting herself through school at night while raising her sons and volunteering her time.
- August 5, 2005
On Sunday, July 31st Gilbert Randolph LLP volunteers participated in the Homeless Children's Playtime Project by taking time to play and interact with some of the more than 182 homeless children in Washington, D.C. To kick off the event, Gilbert Randolph organized the arrival of a fully stocked Good Humor truck filled with an assortment of complimentary ice cream treats.
- July 31, 2005
Gilbert Randolph's staff and attorneys contributed over $10,000 this year for DC Legal Aid. DC Legal Aid provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Washington, D.C.
- July 15, 2005
Once again, Gilbert Randolph LLP has successfully completed another bag lunch community service project for S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat). S.O.M.E. is a private, non-profit organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of the nation's capital. This year, Gilbert Randolph's team of 27 volunteers assembled a record-breaking 500 lunches in 47 minutes.
- June 23, 2005
Gilbert Randolph LLP attorneys and staff participated in the Lawyers Have Heart 10K . The event raises funds for the American Heart Association, whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke, the number one and three killers respectively of all Americans.
- June 11, 2005
Team Gilbert Randolph LLP participated in the Komen National Race for the Cure on June 4th, 2005. The race raises funds for innovative breast cancer research and community outreach programs.
- June 4, 2005
On May 4th, Gilbert Randolph LLP received the Community Enrichment Award from Rachael's Women's Center. Gilbert Randolph has actively supported Rachael's Women's Center through a variety of donations and activities including toy drives, walk-a-thons, holiday ornament sales, and even painting and cleaning the Center itself.
- May 4, 2005
Throughout the month of May, Gilbert Randolph LLP participated in a spring-cleaning clothing drive to benefit both Suited For Change and Bread for the City. Suited for Change provides professional clothing and ongoing career education to low-income women who have completed job training and/or job readiness programs and are seeking employment. Bread for the City is a private, non-profit organization that provides vulnerable residents of Washington, D.C., with comprehensive services including food, clothing, medical care and legal and social services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
- May 1, 2005
Gilbert Randolph LLP participated in the Make-A-Wish Foundation Washington Invitational Scavenger Hunt. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that fulfills the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
- April 30, 2005
In Gilbert Randolph's continuing support of Rachael's Women's Center, the Firm organized a toy drive and ornament sale for the holidays. Both the toy drive, which filled a large vehicle with a variety of toys and clothing, and ornament sale, which raised $600 dollars, were a huge success. Rachael's Women's Center first opened its doors in 1979 and is one of a very small number of daytime shelters for women in the District area.
- December 24, 2004
Gilbert Randolph LLP was a corporate sponsor for the 17th Annual Help the Homeless Walkathon, sponsored by the Fannie Mae Foundation. Proceeds donated by Gilbert Randolph benefited Rachael's Women's Center. The Center provides homeless and formerly homeless women with opportunities to develop their independence, sense of self, and hope.
- November 20, 2004
Gilbert Randolph LLP participated in the annual AIDS Walk to benefit the Whitman-Walker Clinic. The Whitman-Walker Clinic is a non-profit community-based health organization serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and is committed to ending the suffering of all those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The clinic provides or facilitates the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, accessible health care and community services.
- October 23, 2004
Gilbert Randolph LLP supported D.C. Appleseed by attending and sponsoring its10th Anniversary event. The D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice works on issues affecting the lives of those who live and work in the District of Columbia -- from health care to voting representation to education reform to environmental concerns to jobs and housing.
- October 6, 2004
Gilbert Randolph LLP supported the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium (NAPALC) by attending and sponsoring its annual dinner event. At this event, Gilbert Randolph received the NAPALC Distinguished Service Award. NAPALC works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans through advocacy, public policy, public education, and litigation.
- August 7, 2004