The attorneys and staff of Cramer & Anderson have been participating in the annual Santa Fund sponsored by New Milford Social Services since the late 1990s and this year collected more than $500 to purchase five $100 gift cards.
The remaining cash was donated to New Milford Social Services.
“We’ve been doing this for nearly 25 years, so participating in the Santa Fund is a holiday tradition for the firm,” said Jeremy Ruman, legal assistant to Partner Art Weinshank, who coordinates Santa Fund efforts. “Being able to bring a little holiday joy into the lives of those who need it most is something we look forward to all year.”
New Milford Social Services explains that the Santa Fund program benefits families with custodial children, from infants through high school age, by providing gift cards for new clothes and a special gift/toy item requested by the parent. In addition, Santa’s helpers are usually able to include hats and gloves, books or games, and a gift card to help with a holiday meal.
Cramer & Anderson’s annual Santa Fund donation is one of several holiday efforts spanning the firm’s offices from Danbury to New Milford and Litchfield.
Camella’s Cupboard Donation
In an effort led by Partners Jennifer Collins and Lisa Rivas, the firm dropped off a holiday donation of roughly $350 worth of snacks and beverages for children to Camella’s Cupboard Food Pantry for Children in New Milford on the day before Thanksgiving. (Read the story here)
The nonprofit provides year-round hunger relief to children, seniors, and other vulnerable populations in the Greater New Milford community with its weekly food distributions and special initiatives around the holidays.
Daily Bread Food Pantry Donation
The firm also recently donated 10 upright shopping carts to the Daily Bread Food Pantry in Danbury to give clients without vehicles a way to transport the food they pick up.
Daily Bread distributes food free of charge, according to its website, which says, “We have welcomed those in need, whatever their background or circumstances, since 1984. Our clients struggle to provide food for their families and themselves due to illness, disability, job loss, low wages, or personal crises. Whatever the reasons, we are here to help.”
The effort to purchase and donate the carts led by Attorney Collins and assisted by Attorney Rivas. (Read the story here)
PRIME FINDS Home for the Holidays Donation
Cramer & Anderson’s Litchfield office donated $500 to Prime Time House of Torrington as a “Candle Sponsor” of the seasonal PRIME FINDS Home for the Holidays shop that raises funds for its mental health services. The shop is located at Lourdes of Litchfield this year. (Read the story here)
With a mission of empowering individuals struggling with the effects of mental illness to lead productive, independent, and fulfilling lives, Prime Time House offers guidance and support for employment, education, housing, friendship and community, and transportation. It serves more than 300 adults from Litchfield County.
About Cramer & Anderson
Cramer & Anderson provides sophisticated legal services, close to home, with regional offices in New Milford, Washington Depot, Kent, Litchfield, Danbury, and Ridgefield. For more information, see the firm’s website or call the flagship office in New Milford at (860) 355-2631.