White and Williams began a school adoption initiative as a way for the firm to give back to the local community, invest in education and provide a unique opportunity for our lawyers and staff to engage through the investment of time, finances and resources. What started with one public school in Philadelphia has grown to include schools in the Lehigh Valley and Wilmington.
|Philadelphia | Laura Wheeler Waring School|
We proudly donated $10,000 to the Laura Wheeler Waring School towards the purchase of books for classroom libraries. The books are a welcome addition to the school, helping advance the reading skills of the students and develop their passion for lifelong learning. Read more.
Lawyers and staff also collected much needed school supplies and fundraised to purchase winter clothing and gloves for the students. We will engage with the students throughout the year by holding reading days in the classrooms.
|Lehigh Valley | Sheridan Elementary School|
We kicked off our adoption of Sheridan with the donation of one uniform shirt for each of the school's nearly 800 students, as well as school supplies, easing some of the financial burden that many of the families face. Read more.
In 2016, we donated picnic tables and active chairs to support the school's philosophy of maintaining a positive learning community by providing a safe and respectful environment. Read more.
As part of the ongoing relationship with Sheridan, lawyers and staff visit the school on a monthly basis to read with the students during their breakfast hour. In addition, lawyers and staff generously donated holiday gifts that were distributed to families in need.
|Wilmington | Harlan Elementary School|
We presented Harlan Elementary with Google Chromebooks for the classrooms, which allow students to participate in a more blended curriculum, combining spoken lecture with technology. Lawyers and staff also donated school uniforms to the school for its uniform closet. Read more.
American Red Cross "No More Fire Deaths" Campaign
White and Williams lawyers and staff helped kick-off National Fire Prevention Week in Philadelphia by participating in an important community program that pairs the business community with the fire department and Red Cross members to install smoke detectors in high fire risk neighborhoods. Read more.