McKenna Youth Foundation’s Annual Children’s Holiday Party

McKenna Youth Foundation10 Year Supporters & Bike Assemblers

The McKenna Youth Foundation’s annual Children’s Holiday Party is what this season of goodwill and giving is all about—a community coming together to help their fellow neighbors who may be working to overcome economic obstacles in their lives.

For the past ten years our team has been actively involved in assisting the McKenna Youth Foundation during the holiday season. Each year we look forward to assembling bikes for disadvantaged youth in Phoenix and directly interacting with their other family members.

2019 McKenna Youth Foundation Children’s Holiday Celebration Details

Date: December 7, 2019
Location: Aunt Chilada’s Restaurant (7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85020)

Participation of children and families is by invitation only. For volunteer opportunities, please contact Terri Damiani with the McKenna Youth Foundation at (602) 332-9601.

Thank You: Albuquerque Turkey Giveaway

Above & Beyond a Free Turkey

News Clipping - Above and Beyond Free TurkeyA community member in Albuquerque, NM writes a local publication to share his gratitude for Lerner and Rowe going above and beyond to give back.

I attended a free turkey giveaway. I was looking forward to receiving a turkey for the second year from Lerner and Rowe attorneys.

Unfortunately, the turkeys never made it as planned. I left (to go) back home with no turkeys. Those who stayed were not disappointed as hundreds of turkeys were given out late into the evening.

During this time and (not knowing) the turn of events, I left a voicemail with the answering service at Lerner and Rowe.

On Nov. 20, Mr. (Kevin) Rowe returned my call, extended an apology, was in my neighborhood and wanted to meet. He offered a gift card to purchase a turkey. We were unable to meet but we did talk and I received a gift card.

The goodness and hard work that these two men and their staff put out for this city is priceless.

Thank you, Lerner and Rowe.

-John Chavez
Albuquerque

25 Days of Giving 2019

25 Days of Giving ContestLerner and Rowe celebrates the season of giving by granting holiday wishes during their semi-annual 25 Days of Giving contest. From November 29th – December 23rd, residents of Nevada, Arizona, Tennessee, New Mexico, Illinois, and Indiana are invited to share a daily wish for the chance to win.

Previous prizes granted during the 25 Days of Giving include:

  • Set of new tires
  • Washing machine
  • Bunk beds with mattresses
  • Electronics
  • Car seat
  • Gift cards to help pay for wedding and home remodeling expenses

More information can be found online at LernerAndRowe.com/25-Days-of-Giving/ or by calling Cindy Ernst at (602) 977-1900.

2019 Turkey Giveaways

turkey giveawaysWe had an amazing time giving back and building relationships with local community members during the 2019 Turkey Giveaway.  Our team is also greatly appreciative for all of the support given from our volunteers and community partners.

From our start in Merrillville, Indiana to ending in Las Vegas, Nevada we gave out over 9,000 turkeys and side fixings. We wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season!


Photos from the Merrillville Turkey Giveaway

 


Photos from the Cicero/Chicago Turkey Giveaway

 

 


Photos from the Nashville Turkey Giveaway

 

 


Photos from the Tucson Turkey Giveaway

 

 


Photos from the Phoenix Turkey Giveaway

 

 


Photos from the Las Vegas Turkey Giveaway

 

 

2019 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon Official Sponsor

Ed Doherty Award TrophyLerner and Rowe Gives Back is the official sponsor of the 2019 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon. The Ed Doherty Award is the state of Arizona’s highest individual high school football honor and is awarded annually to the state’s most outstanding high school football player by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club.

2019 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon details:

WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch (7700 East McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258)

Each week during the 2019 high school football season, 56 high school football players from high schools across Arizona are awarded exceptional performance medallions for outstanding play.

Out of these 56 talented players, only one will be named the winner of the 2019 Ed Doherty Award. Those chosen must meet specific eligibility criteria to include: participation during the first three weeks of the current season, recorded exceptional performance, and good academic standing.

What Is the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club?

Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) is a private organization founded to promote, celebrate, and support Arizona amateur athletics. 

GCSGC does this by bringing national attention to the extraordinary qualities and pursuits of athletic achievement, academic advancement, and social affinity of local young people across the state of Arizona.

$5,000 Donation – KUPDeployment Packs

KUPDeployment Packs 2019

KUPDeployment Pack Donation & Volunteering

Once again our team jumped in to support our troops by helping the Holmberg’s Morning Sickness radio show put together 1,300 care packages at their KUPDeployment Pack party.  The assembled packs will be sent to deployed troops serving overseas from our home state of Arizona. We also donated $5,000 to assist in covering shipping costs.


Photos from the 2019 KUPDeployment Pack Party:

 

 

 

 

Supporters of the Light the Night Walk in Phoenix

Light the Night Walk logoOur team will have a booth setup at the 2019 Light The Night Walk in support of the Arizona Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s efforts to find cures and ensure access to available treatments for blood cancer patients. We encourage others to join us and other community groups and individuals for what plans to be an unforgettable evening of remembrance to celebrate and honor all those touched by cancer.

This year, the Light The Night Walk takes place on Saturday, November 16 at the Phoenix Municipal Stadium (5999 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85008) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Other Light The Night Walk highlights include:

  • Remembrance Dome
  • Hall of Heroes
  • Food trucks
  • Live band and fireworks show

For more information about Light The Night, please contact Edyth Haro via email at [email protected] or by calling 602-567-7586. You can also check out  lightthenight.org/arizona.

 

Project Hero’s Honor Ride Event Recap

Las Vegas Project Hero’s Honor Ride in Las Vegas

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team started celebrating Veteran’s Day early by participating in Project Hero’s Honor Ride on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Las Vegas. It was a wonderful event that started out with a wedding of two of the riders, one being a disabled veteran.

That was followed by an award of a custom built recumbent bike that Lerner and Rowe had built for a veteran.

We first learned of the Project Hero Honor ride when one of our employees asked the office to donate to the bicycle event that he participates in annually in honor of his father. We were so moved by the mission and vision of Project Hero that we sponsored their event last year.

Of all the events we do in 6 states, we fell in love with how Project Hero honors our veterans and first responders, so this year we wanted to help them even more by providing a bike to one of our local veterans who would benefit the most. This is a perfect example of why we named our non-profit Lerner and Rowe Gives Back. –Glen Lerner.


Photos from the 2019 Project Hero’s Honor Ride:

 

Dusk to Dawn Pedestrian Awareness Campaign Sponsor

In the past 12 months, there have been 63 crosswalk fatalities in Southern Nevada. As a community sponsor of the Dusk to Dawn Pedestrian Awareness campaign, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team was on hand to help pass out reflective wrist bands at a recent community event.

The wrist bands are just one of the ways the campaign is trying to help prevent fatal collisions by making pedestrians more visible to motorists during darker driving times from dusk to dawn.

Additionally, the Dusk to Dawn Pedestrian Awareness campaign drew chalk outlines of bodies on Clark County roads where pedestrians have been killed.

This awareness tool was designed to put a “face” to the campaign. By doing so, motorist see a real reminder of what can happen if they are not alert to their surroundings, and/or pedestrians not doing what they can to be more visible to others.


Photos from the Dusk to Dawn Pedestrian Awareness campaign and community event:

 

Las Vegas Project Hero’s Honor Ride

Catrike 700 Donation

Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team visited Southwest Bikes yesterday, where we watched the master bike builders at Southwest Bikes assemble a Catrike 700 that will be awarded next Saturday, November 9th at the Las Vegas Project Hero’s Honor Ride.

The specialty recumbent bike will enable this former member of the Army and Air Force, (thus Air Force blue color) to cycle as an effective alternative therapy for PTSD and TBI treatment, as well as for physical therapy and injury rehabilitation.

It is a privilege to support the Project Hero Honor Ride, and many veterans whom they serve. It is humbling to ‘give back’ to a few of our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our nation. We are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in one of our veteran’s lives. -Glen Lerner

2019 Las Vegas Project Hero’s Honor Ride Details

There are three different cycling routes to choose from: 19 miles, 39 miles, 64 miles. 

Wounded veterans ride for FREE – please contact the organization before registering to receive a discount code ([email protected])

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 7:45 a.m. check-in & day-of registration | 8:30 a.m. pre-ride ceremony | 9:00 a.m. ride begins
Location Start/Finish: Clark County Government Center (500 S Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89155)

All of Project Hero’s events help fund life-changing veteran rehabilitation services that are available at no cost to healing heroes. Get involved and join us in helping spread the word and raise funds to support this organization that is focused on restoring hope and purpose for veterans injured serving our country.  


Photos of Catrike 700 bike assembly: