Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is a charitable organization founded by Kevin Rowe, managing partner of Lerner & Rowe, P.C.
Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is a nonprofit organization dedicated to extensive and various community outreach programs. The idea was inspired by the 2000 movie “Pay it Forward”, where an intriguing assignment is given to a young boy from his social studies teacher. The assignment was to create something to change the world, and put it into action, through direct action, in hopes of bringing a revolution in an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to one another.
We believe in paying forward the success our firm has achieved through our newly established foundation and team of employees. We work to advance the missions of community organizations that serve children and families struggling from the aftermath of the recent economic downturn.
Any organization operating independently can only do so much. But collectively, through a network approach, we help one charitable organization and in turn they “pay it forward” by helping families or another charitable organization. We hope our program will lead to social and community changes on a much larger scale that will have a greater impact to those in need.
We believe it is our responsibility to advocate for and improve the lives of children who live in poverty, cope with the effects of illness or disease, or otherwise need assistance. There is no reason that any child should go without. In addition to children in need, we serve other various organizations in the hopes that our compassion touches the lives of the homeless, the hungry, the abused and sick, and even to our four-legged friends.
We hope that our efforts will inspire our colleagues in the community to do the same. The greater need exists. The bigger difference is made when we seek to directly better the lives of struggling individuals and families.
Join Lerner and Rowe Gives Back today, and see the difference you can make.
Our Lerner and Rowe team serves eight different states, 365 days a year- not just by giving back to families over Thanksgiving. In fact, our mission revolves around us providing a bit of hope and a helping hand to those who need it most, when they need it.
As we begin to wrap up 2021, we wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe 2021 Holiday Season!
For over 10 years now, our team has enjoyed assisting the McKenna Youth Foundation assemble children’s bikes, as well as sort food and household items to be gifted to disadvantaged Phoenix youth and their families during its annual Holiday Party. In fact, this event has become a tradition that our team looks forward to taking part in every year.
Holiday Party and Bike Giveaway for Families in Need
The McKenna Youth Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization. Every year, it holds an annual holiday party and bike giveaway at Aunt Chilada’s Restaurant to provide food, clothing, books, toys, household items, and bicycles to qualifying low-income families. To date, the foundation has positively impacted more than 3,300 families and over 10,850 children.
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back held a successful Chicago Thanksgiving meal giveaway on November 23, 2021 at the Pullman Community Center. Together with our partners from the Chicago Police Department’s CAPS program and Jewel-Osco, we were able to distribute 1,000 frozen turkeys and side fixings just in time for the holiday.
In addition to helping families with their holiday meal, our Chicago Thanksgiving meal giveaway featured snacks and refreshments for everyone in attendance, as well as sports activities for the kids. Rumor has it that Lerner and Rowe Gives Back’s Glen Lerner dusted off his turf boots and showed off his soccer skills.
On Monday, November 22, 2021, our team gave away another 750 Thanksgiving meal packages in Tucson at Manheim Tucson. With each car that lined up, our hearts grew fuller because not only did we get to personally hand out bags stuffed with traditional Thanksgiving meal goodies, we were also on the receiving end of one of the most priceless gifts ever– beaming smiles full of happiness!
So, THANK YOU, Tucson, and all of our team members and volunteers who helped make this Thanksgiving an extra special holiday.
Photos from our 2021 Tucson Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway:
Another city, another fantastic day of giving back! We are extremely grateful for the good spirits and patience of those who attended our Phoenix Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway at the Phoenix Metro Auto Auction. This was our third giveaway for 2021 and our team couldn’t have been more excited to help local families prepare for the upcoming holiday.
Each of the 750 packages that we gave away was full of goodies to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal, as well as a bunch of love and goodwill from our team. The holidays are not the only time we give back, but they do give us another opportunity to reconnect with our neighbors and wish them well in a more personal way.
Photos from the 2021 Phoenix Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway:
Along with our community partner with the Clark County School District Police (CCSPD), we passed out 1,000 frozen turkeys with side dishes; enough food for a family of six to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together.
“Kevin and I really enjoyed serving together with our staff and the incredible officers of the CCSDPD to help 1,000 families enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal together. We love giving back into the communities as well as seeing so many smiling faces. It warms our hearts to consider that we are able to help families, who likely wouldn’t otherwise share a traditional Thanksgiving dinner together. This is our way of wishing Las Vegan’s a Happy Thanksgiving.” -Glen Lerner
Photos from the 2021 North Las Vegas Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway:
We’d like to share a special thank you to all who came out to our Albuquerque Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway at The Pit on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Thanks to the help of our team and other volunteers, we successfully gave away 750 Thanksgiving packages.
It’s our hope that our contribution to local families will add to the festive spirit of the season and make it possible for them to enjoy a traditional holiday meal with their loved ones.
Photos from Lerner and Rowe’s Albuquerque Thanksgiving Giveaway 2021: