Ice Miller Serves Local Communities Through Day of Service
For more information, contact IMFoundation@icemiller.com.
Ice Miller LLP announces the Ice Miller Foundation Day of Service, in which Ice Miller teams across all markets will spend the day volunteering with local nonprofits.
“Our Firm has experienced success, due in large part to the opportunities and support we have received from our local communities. We’re grateful for that support and this Day of Service is our opportunity to give back to the communities where we live, work and serve,” said Marilee Springer, Director and Secretary of the Ice Miller Foundation Board of Directors. “The Ice Miller Foundation launched this year to take the Firm’s philanthropy to the next level, and our Day of Service gives everyone at Ice Miller the opportunity to use work hours to volunteer within their communities and make an impact.”
The theme for this year’s Day of Service is helping at-risk children and families. Each Ice Miller office will serve together with a local nonprofit to further and support educational initiatives, health/welfare programs or family services.
Chicago and DuPage County, Ill.
Ice Miller’s Chicago and DuPage County, Ill. offices will work with Feed My Starving Children in Aurora, Ill. on Oct. 6 and 7 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. CDT. Volunteers will hand-pack meals specially formulated for malnourished children, and send them to partners around the world to be used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty in nearly 70 countries. Feed My Starving Children strives to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world by helping to instill compassion in people to hear and respond to the cries of those in need.
“Our vision at Feed My Starving Children depends on the helping hands from the individual volunteers to the larger organizations like Ice Miller,” said Mark Crea, executive director of Feed My Starving Children. “Together, we feed kids and save lives.”
Ice Miller’s Cleveland office will volunteer Oct. 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT at the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank. The office will be boxing books for Little Free Libraries; preschool, afterschool and tutoring programs; and for agencies that teach parents to read with their children.
“The Kids’ Book Bank fosters literacy and a love of reading by providing free books to children in need,” said Judy Payne, spokesperson for Kids’ Book Bank. “Kids need books to learn, and supporters like Ice Miller make our book distribution possible.”
Ice Miller’s Columbus office will volunteer Oct. 6 and 7 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. EDT with Community Shelter Board at its Van Buren Shelter location. Community Shelter Board leads the community’s response to homelessness, overseeing a network of partners delivering an array of services including homelessness prevention programming, shelter, case management, street outreach and affordable housing. The Ice Miller volunteers will work on several initiatives at this shelter such as building and decorating a puppet theatre for the children at the shelter; creating “going home learning boxes” which contain educational-related materials for families to bring to their new homes; and helping clean and organize the shelter’s donated goods, and its Garden of Hope, which produced 500 pounds of food in 2015 to supplement the kitchen at the shelter.
“Collaborating with our community and organizations like Ice Miller is just how Community Shelter Board responds to homelessness,” said Michelle Heritage, Executive Director for Community Shelter Board. “And working with Ice Miller is extra special for us—Melvin Schottenstein both founded the law firm Schottenstein Zox and Dunn Co., LPA, which combined with Ice Miller in 2012, and was instrumental in founding Community Shelter Board.”
Ice Miller’s Indianapolis office will join members of Pack Away Hunger at Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 7 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT to pack 100,000 highly nutritious Nutri-Plenty® Meals that meet the specific needs of malnourished children and other at-risk populations. The meals will then be distributed to local food banks in Indianapolis. Pack Away Hunger is a nonprofit organization dedicated to greatly improving the lives of children and others who suffer from hunger and malnutrition.
“We are grateful to Ice Miller for joining us in our mission to end hunger and malnutrition,” said Jen Larson-Thompson, Director of Development at Pack Away Hunger. “The meal packing event will be fun, and will also meet a significant need for someone in their own neighborhood.”
Ice Miller’s New York office will work with The Salvation Army on Oct. 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT. It will serve hot meals at The Salvation Army of Greater New York’s local food bank.
"We are very appreciative of Ice Miller for supporting their neighbors in need and the work of The Salvation Army in Greater New York,” said Major James W. Betts, General Secretary for The Salvation Army Greater New York Division. “We could not possibly provide the services that are so important without the help and generosity of people like those at Ice Miller."
About the Ice Miller Foundation
Ice Miller LLP has a culture of corporate philanthropy that spans its 100-year history. The Firm proudly gives of its time, treasure and talent. In 2016, the Firm built on its commitment by creating the Ice Miller Foundation.
The Ice Miller Foundation allows attorneys and professional staff to coordinate grantmaking and serve in their communities with a specific charitable focus each year. Through the Ice Miller Foundation, Ice Miller is taking its philanthropy to the next level, giving back to the communities where we live, work and serve. For more information, contact IMFoundation@icemiller.com.
About Ice Miller LLP
Founded in 1910, Ice Miller LLP is an Am Law 200 Firm with a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. Ice Miller offers a broad array of capabilities in virtually all areas of legal practice including: corporate, patents and trademarks, bankruptcy, lobbying, labor and employment, litigation, employee benefits, environment, tax, trusts and estates, real estate, municipal finance, public affairs and government law. With offices in Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; DuPage County, Ill.; Indianapolis; New York; and Washington, D.C., the Firm has more than 300 lawyers and 40 paraprofessionals.
This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.