Father’s Appreciation Event in Chicago’s South Side

Over the weekend, our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Team proudly sponsored an Appreciation Event that was put on by our community partner, The Chicago Police Department and from Chicago’s Community Area Policing.

Fathers and father figures were honored at the event where Officer Sabrina Oliphant-King of Chicago PD’s Community Policing Office, and Love Teaching Youth ministries, created a festive environment that included great food, entertainment, clothing giveaway, haircuts, massages and much more.

The “Father’s Appreciation Event,” honored the father’s and father figures raising children in the 9th Police District on Chicago’s South Side. The event provided young men and boys who were ex-offenders, ex-gang members, and, or homeless men who were given a second chance at life. The various community partners provided various services to those in attendance, including role modeling, dress for success, and lots of encouragement from community leaders.

“We have been a longtime supporter and sponsor of The Chicago Police Department and their Chicago PD’s Community Policing Office program, as they focus on rebuilding public trust, reducing crime, and restoring neighborhoods where many of our clients and employees live.” Glen Lerner, ESQ.


Photos from the Father’s Appreciation Event in Chicago’s South Side:

 

FREE Pan Dragger Father’s Day Car Show with Veterans

Pan Dragger Event GraphicGlen Lerner is providing free doughnuts, coffee, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks for the 10th Annual Pan Dragger Father’s Day Cruise-In with Our Veterans car show. This unique event gives residents at the Nevada State Veterans Home a chance to get outside and take a trip down memory lane.  

Pan Dragger Car Show Details

Date: Sunday, June 16th
Time: 8:00 a.m. – noon
Location: Nevada State Veterans Home (100 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada 89005)

No registration is required to enter vehicle for the show. However, those who wish to park their vintage vehicle for the viewing pleasure of the veterans are asked to arrive between 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. to line-up and park.  Volunteers will begin rolling veterans out in their wheelchairs to view the cars on display at 8:00 a.m.  

The Giving Project – Homeless Outreach

This past weekend our team participated in The Giving Project, a monthly initiative that assists the homeless in Las Vegas, Nevada. This month’s event was held indoors at the Salvation Army campus to provide a comfortable, climate-controlled environment for those seeking assistance.

“We are honored to participate with other community-minded organizations in The Giving Project. This event represents the heart of our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back foundation — joining resources with others to ‘give back’ to those in need,” shared Glen Lerner.

Food, Fellowship, and Supportive Services

Each person who attended the event was offered the following services at no charge:

  • hot food
  • snacks
  • clothes
  • shoes
  • socks
  • toiletries
  • bus passes
  • fur baby food and items
  • assessments for housing
  • assistance with medical
  • assistance with filling out applications for state assistance or Veterans benefits
  • counseling
  • rehab
  • and, a lot more.

Photos from The Giving Project June event:

 

Code Red Heat Relief Water Drive 2019

Code:Red Summer Heat ReliefWater Bottle Drop-Off Locations to Benefit Homeless and Homebound

For the seventh consecutive year, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back hosts Code Red Heat Relief water bottle drive drop-off locations for the Phoenix Rescue Mission. Additionally, our team donated $7,500 directly to the rescue mission in support of their annual heat relief campaign. And because we know the dangers that hot Arizona summers present to our homeless community members, we’ve agreed to additionally contribute up to $5,000 towards 98 KUPD’s Operation Hydration. In fact, Operation Hydration also benefits Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Code:Red Heat Relief campaign.

Bottled Water Saves Lives

Ultimately, we want to do our part to help the rescue mission save as many lives as possible among the homeless throughout the next few months of elevated heat, as well as those financially disadvantaged and homebound.

Summer Heat Relief Drop Off Locations

You can help join the fight against heat-related illnesses, injuries, and even deaths that can be brought on by Arizona’s hot summer months. All you have to do is drop-off cases of bottled water at any of Lerner and Rowe’s following Arizona law office locations during regular business hours.

Similarly, the law firm is also accepting water bottle donations at their other Arizona law offices in Tucson, Yuma, and Bullhead City to help those in need outside of the Phoenix area.


South Phoenix (Baseline Road)
52 E. Baseline Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Phoenix (Camelback Road)
2701 E. Camelback Rd., #140, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Glendale
6766 W. Glendale Ave., Suite #105, Glendale, AZ 85303
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Arrowhead/Glendale
7200 W. Bell Rd., D2, Glendale, AZ 85308
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Mesa
535 E. McKellips Rd., #105, Mesa, AZ 85203
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Mesa/Gilbert
5022 S. Power Rd., #104, Mesa, AZ 85212
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Tolleson
9897 W. McDowell Rd., #B-235, Tolleson, AZ 85353
Hours: Call for location hours (602-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Yuma
1651 S. Fourth Ave., B-4, Yuma, AZ 85364
Hours: Call for location hours (928-344-6200)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Bullhead City
1850 AZ-95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Hours: Call for location hours (928-923-6777)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019


Tucson
2323 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719
Hours: Call for location hours (520-977-1900)
Collection Dates: through August 31, 2019

National Police Week

National Police Week 2019

LRGB Water Bottle Donation 2019President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. From that point forward, the week in which that date falls was named National Police Week.

As such, the Police Wives of Southern Nevada (PWOSN) seek donations from local organizations and businesses to be handed out to the 6,500 law enforcement officers of Southern Nevada during this week. PWOSN does this as a means to show appreciation of the law enforcement officers who take an active role in protecting communities on a daily basis.

For the second year in a row, we’ve stepped up to support PWOSN’s efforts by donating water bottles, time, and other resources throughout this week of gratitude.

A Day of Fellowship, A Week of Goodwill

Water Bottle Assemble - National Police Week In preparation for National Police Week Guy Williams, our community outreach coordinator, joined with PWOSN on multiple days to help assemble a portion of the 6,500 bottles our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back foundation donated to the group.

The portion of water bottles Guy helped assemble were passed out to every police officer of the South Central Area Command, the Bolden Area Command, and the North Las Vegas Area Command.

“The Police Wives of Southern Nevada play an integral role in supporting the police officers, their spouses, and families. It is an honor for Lerner and Rowe Gives Back to support our Southern Nevada police officers and their wives for the second year in a row,” shared attorney Glen Lerner.

National Police Week Las Vegas

Wrap-Up at Community Cookout

To wrap up National Police Week, our Gives Back team supplied water for a community cookout hosted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).

The community cookout took place at Doolittle Park as a means to show support of the many neighbors who live in this area of town.

The water we supplied was used to help ensure the hundreds of children and families in attendance remained hydrated while enjoying the planned festivities.

During the afternoon of food and fun, children and their families were all smiles as they enjoyed the nice weather, face painting, grilled hot dogs and burgers, disc jockey, and taking tours of a pink and white Metro cruiser.

Moreover, we were grateful to make new friends with other community-minded organizations and individuals; and were especially blessed to meet with Pastor Matthew Teis of Liberty Baptist Church and the staff and students from Cornerstone Church.

Both community churches are doing a fabulous job with the neighborhood youth providing everything from ice hockey camps to bible studies.

Glen Lerner recapped on the week-long events by sharing, “We are honored to support LVMPD in their community engagement activities such as the community cookout that took place at Doolittle Part.”

“Over the past three years of working with local law enforcement officers, we have witnessed a reduction in violent crime. We believe these positive results are a reflection of LVMPD’s efforts to invest in reaching out to the most disadvantaged and hardest hit Las Vegas neighborhoods. Further, we were honored to give back and support this community cookout. It was a perfect ending to our week-long celebration of National Police Week!”

 

Campfires & Marshmallows Gala Sponsor

Sponsor | Southwest Kids Cancer FoundationFor the third year in a row, our Gives Back team joins other community partners in supporting the Southwest Kids Cancer Foundation by sponsoring one of their festive themed fundraisers. For 2019, we signed on to be a $2,500 camp counselor sponsor. Monetary proceeds raised from the Campfires and Marshmallows Gala, such as our sponsored donation, will directly benefit Arizona Camp Sunrise and the Sidekicks program.

In case you didn’t know: Arizona Camp Sunrise is a fun and safe place for children affected by cancer to unwind and have fun. In turn, the Sidekicks program is a one-of-a-kind experience for siblings of cancer patients that is offered at Arizona Camp Sunrise.

Campfires & Marshmallows Gala Details

There is still time to buy tickets to attend the Campfires and Marshmallows Gala. By doing so, you too will help bring a bit of sunshine into the lives of children affected by cancer by supporting this amazing camp!   

DATE: Saturday, May 18, 2019
LOCATION: Phoenix Zoo (455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008)
TIME: 6:00 p.m.  – 9:00 p.m.

To find out more about the Campfires and Marshmallows Gala that helps raise funds for Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks, contact Whitney Thistle at [email protected] or by calling 520-730-1636.

$5K Sponsors of Phoenix Kidney Walk

Kidney Walk 2018
Join Lerner and Rowe Gives Back at the 2019 Phoenix Kidney Walk

Our team couldn’t be more pleased to once again show our support of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Arizona by sponsoring their annual Phoenix Kidney Walk. For every dollar donated, 80 cents gets used to help NKF expand on services used to educate, prevent, and treat kidney and urinary tract diseases, as well as efforts to advocate for transplant recipients.

2019 Phoenix Kidney Walk

Join us in fighting the good fight against kidney disease! Check your calendars and please consider attending the Phoenix Kidney Walk or set a reminder day to make a donation if you cannot.

DATE: Sunday, April 28, 2019
LOCATION: State Farm Stadium (1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 85305)
TIME(s): Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. | Walk starts at 10:00 a.m.

Find out even more details about NKF of Arizona and the Phoenix Kidney Walk by contacting their special events coordinator, Jen Godbehere via phone at (602) 845-7907. Or, email her directly at [email protected] You can also visit the event’s website now.

2019 JDRF One Walk & Rock and Run Sponsor

Logan’s Diabetes Defeaters

As with most of the organizations our team chooses to support, there was a personal component behind why we got involved with two Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDFR) events this past weekend at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona.

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back was pleased to donate in the name of team Logan’s Diabetes Defeaters at both the JDRF One Walk and JDRF Rock N Run. Logan is the son of a friend and neighbor of our team member Melanie Stowers. He is 9 years old and was diagnosed 2 ½ years ago.

Amazing Turnouts

There were about 14,000 people in attendance at the morning JDRF One Walk. Our founder Kevin Rowe joined in the fun and enjoyed meeting team namesake, Logan.

Later that evening we returned for the JDRF Rock N Run. Our night crew was among an approximate 450 supporters putting tennis shoes to pavement to help fight juvenile disabilities.

Proceeds raised from the JDRF One Walk and JDRF Rock N Run will be used to fund scientific research to better treat, prevent, and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes.

 


Here are a few more photos from the JDRF One Walk and JDRF Rock N Run:

JDRF One Walk

 

JDRF Rock N Run

$10K Sponsors of 8th Annual ABC15 Telethon for Phoenix Children’s Hospital

ABC15 Telethon for Phoenix Children's HospitalLerner and Rowe Gives Back is proud to once again be a $10,000 level partner of the 8th Annual ABC15 Telethon and the over 135,000 patients treated at Phoenix Children’s Hospital each year. Last year, donors raised a record-breaking $823,275!

The 2019 telethon benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be broadcast live from the hospital campus on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Channel ABC15 on-air anchors and personalities will serve as hosts.

Additionally, phone lines will be answered by community volunteers and event sponsors. Valley-area celebrity guests will also make appearances throughout the telethon. Most noteworthy, patients from the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and their families will also share their inspirational stories and personal triumphs.

More about Phoenix Children’s Hospital

The Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the sixth-largest children’s hospital in the country and the largest source of pediatric care to low-income families in Arizona. The hospital’s Hope Fund finances innovative research, cutting-edge technology, and physician recruitment. Furthermore, it helps fund child-friendly programs and services that make the hospital environment more comfortable for young patients.

Our team hopes that you will open your hearts and agree to pledge your support of the many programs offered to children seeking care at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, their family members, and the medical staff that care for them.

To learn more about the 8th Annual ABC15 Telethon for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, please visit phoenixchildrensfoundation.org.

Sponsors of 20th Annual PANDA Fashion Show and Luncheon

A Storybook of Hope

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back was pleased to sponsor the 20th annual PANDA “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon. The fundraiser was held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at The Phoenician – A Luxury Collection Resort (6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251).

For 2019, proceeds raised will benefit childhood cancer research. Event highlights included a fashion show featuring 59 “Children Helping Children” models, luncheon, live and silent auctions, and raffle. 


Photos from the 2019 PANDA “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon: