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Community Involvement

Community Involvement

LOCATED IN DENVER, CO, SERVING CASES NATIONWIDE

At The Gilbert Law Group, we have a strong belief in the importance of contributing to charitable organizations. Our serious commitment to the community is reflected in the many ways our attorneys and staff donate their time and money. Please take a moment to read about these worthy organizations and about how they are helping people in need every day.


We recently teamed up with Arvada Fire Protection District (AFPD) to educate the students at Ralston Valley High School about the dangers of distracted driving. With a demonstration of an actual-wrecked police car that was struck by a texting driver and a fun photobooth to remember the lessons, we helped our community by spreading awareness of this growing problem. We want to once again thank the AFPD and Ralston Valley High School for participating and we look forward to activities and programs for next year’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month!


Craig Hospital

On April 27, 2015, our lawyers and staff members cooked a Luau themed dinner for Family Night for the patients of Craig Hospital and their families. The Family Night gathering allows patients and their families a time to relax and socialize during the long road to recovery from severe brain and spinal cord injuries. We were proud to offer these families a night of fun and laughter. Our photo booth was very popular and helped everyone unwind. The Craig Hospital Foundation told us this was by far the most popular and most talked about family dinner night they had ever done!


For more than four decades, Special Olympics has been bringing one message to the world: people with intellectual disabilities can and will succeed if given the opportunity.Special Olympics is where athletes with intellectual disabilities celebrate and are celebrated for their accomplishments. In diverse areas like healthcare, leadership training, legislative self advocacy and employment, Special Olympics takes a leadership role.


Community Involvement

Sojourner House provides shelter, structure, strength and inspiration to individuals and families in need, so they are prepared to lead responsible and meaningful lives.Sojourner House was named in honor of Sojourner Truth, a traveling orator, a woman who spoke truth to power, a person on a mission for change, and a woman who brought inspiration, hope, and a call for justice to all who heard her voice.


Make A Wish

Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.


Light the Night WalkThe Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which organizes the Light the Night Walk, has been dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services for over 60 years. Light the Night walks take place on the same night in communities throughout the nation. Thousands of participants carry illuminated balloons and raise funds for vital, lifesaving research and patient services for those battling leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.


Komen for the CureAs a firm, we have joined the hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who support the annual Komen Race for the Cure. We believe everyone should have access to top-notch care, regardless of race, income, geographic location, or insurance status. We encourage everyone to join us in raising awareness and funds to help fight breast cancer.


Community InvolvementHope House Foundation provides individualized supported living services for and with adults with developmental disabilities in their own homes or apartments. Currently, they serve more than 130 people living in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Community InvolvementEaster Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 90 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.


Community InvolvementDoctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.


Denver Rescue MissionThe Denver Rescue Mission is the oldest, full-service Christian charity in the Rocky Mountain region. Thriving today as non-denominational organization, the Denver Rescue Mission’s goal is to change lives by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.


Children's Miracle Network HospitalsWe are especially proud to be Miracle Makers for Children’s Hospital. As the leading care provider for children across the U.S., Children’s Hospital is a not-for-profit pediatric healthcare network dedicated to caring for kids at all ages and stages of growth.Join us in becoming a Miracle Maker to support Children’s Hospital.


The Burn Unit at Children’s Hospital hosts an annual Burn Camp during the 3rd week of every August at Cheley Camp in Estes Park. The camp gives child burn victims a unique opportunity to enjoy the therapeutic beauty of the Rocky Mountains.


We support Children’s Hospital throughout the year because all of us at this firm have been touched by its good work.Jim Gilbert’s daughter is a surgical nurse at Children’s and Jim hears on a regular basis about the kids helped by their first-rate medical staff. Stuart Ollanik rides in the annual Courage Classic to raise much-needed funds for the hospital. Many of our clients have been helped by the folks at Children’s, who are not only among the best health care professionals in the nation, but also some of the nicest, most supportive folks you will ever meet, helping families in crisis in many ways.


Breathing is BelievingNot everyone can take an act as simple as breathing for granted. Cystic Fibrosis (CF), the most common genetic disease afflicting children and young adults, attacks the lungs of its young victims. The Gilbert Law Group attorney Anne Dieruf knows this well. In April, 2005, her 23-year-old sister-in-law, Cody, lost her courageous battle with this disease. Anne and her family founded the Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation, and they devote so much time and energy to helping others battling CF because the disease has such a personal face for them. Part of their mission is to help children from the Rocky Mountain West with Cystic Fibrosis to visit Children’s Hospital in Denver, a leading CF treatment and research institution.


American Cancer SocietyTogether with millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.


Alzheimer's AssociationAlzheimer’s is a horrible disease which affects millions of Americans by erasing their memories, their abilities, and eventually even their lives. The disease not only affects those suffering directly, but hurts just as much for the loved ones caring for them. We are donating and raising funds specifically earmarked for the very promising research that may someday soon halt, or even reverse, the debilitating effects of this terrible disease.


Dolls for DaughtersThe Gilbert Law Group is proud to serve annually as a drop-off location for Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys, a charity founded by Jessica Bachus in 2007 in memory of her daughter, Kenzi. The organization collects thousands of new toys to donate to boys and girls who face homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect. Jessica Bachus appeared on 9 News to promote this year’s toy drive. Watch the video.


World Food ProgramThe World Food Program is the largest humanitarian agency fighting global hunger. We are glad to support a program that can truly make a difference in the lives of not just hundred or thousands, but millions of people. Donating to this organization is an investment in a future free from hunger. We are prod to be making a difference in communities affected by natural disaster, refugees surviving conflict and families living in extreme poverty.


Community InvolvementChildren’s Hospital Burn Unit

Many of our clients have been treated at Children’s and we are happy to give back to such a great organization. The Children’s Hospital of Denver is the only pediatric burn center in the Rocky mountain region. The burn team (comprised of physicians, nurses, social workers and physical therapists) is committed to providing the highest standard of burn care for injured children with their state-of-the-art facilities and treatment methods.


Denver Rescue MissionJim Gilbert helping out at the Denver Rescue Mission and presenting their wonderful organization with a check on behalf of The Gilbert Law Group


The Gilbert Law Group is once again proudly serving as a drop-off location for Dolls for Daughters / Toys for Boys holiday toy drive. Jessica Bachus founded the charity in 2007 in memory of her daughter, Kenzi. The thousands of toys collected in the holiday toy drive will be distributed to girls and boys facing homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect. Please visit our office through December 1st to drop off your donations (we are closed Nov. 27-28), or visit www.dollsfordaughters.com to identify additional donation sites or donate online.


We reached out to the community and got such a wonderful response for donations to the Children's Hospital Burn Camps Program. Camp starts this coming Sunday, August 24, 2014 and we cannot wait to experience the festivities right along side the kiddos!

Thank you again for all your generous donations!


Traumatic Experiences related to burn injury can derail developmental progress. The Children’s Hospital Burn Camps Program has been helping improve the lives of burn-injured children through the use of enriched curriculum and a path of adventure in a safe environment.

It takes a lot to keep these camps running, include numerous donations from the public. This is a cause near and dear to our hearts and we ask that you help us in donating to the Children’s Hospital Burn Camps Program. Items still needed are:

  • *AIRLINE MILES*
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fees for Airlines
  • $400 sponsors the Arts and Crafts program at Summer camp
  • Photo Printer — Cannon Selphy which can print photos from campers and phones without a computer ($150)
  • Construction Paper
  • Big Roll of Craft Paper – White and Brown
  • Supplies for Printing — Paper & ink ($20)
  • Wood shop Needs — 3 Forstner Bits ($75), High Speed Drill Bits ($35), set of Spade Drill Bits ($25)
  • 2- Hour Photo Booth Rental August 24th
  • Printing Costs for 140 Camp T-Shirts
  • Beads/String/Jewelry Making Items
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirts & Printing
  • 4 Pairs of Ski Goggles that fit over glasses
  • 4 Pairs of XL Wrist Guards
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Retired Ski Clothing – in Good Condition specifically:
  • 3 Pairs Large Ski Pants
  • 3 Pairs XL Ski Pants
  • 2 Pairs XS Ski Pants
  • 5 Pairs of Large Gloves
    Administrative Needs
  • Web Support — Improve the SEO of our website
  • Graphic Designer — Create mock-up for new brochure
  • Financial Planner — Advice for financial future of camp
  • Fundraising Support Needs
  • Brand specialist — Review & improve our brand
  • Fundraising Consultant — Increase our reach

Please contact our office if you would like to help us in donating. If you would prefer to purchase items for donation, you are welcome to bring them to The Gilbert Law Group offices on or before August 14th, 2014 and we will deliver in one collection.

Please join us in donating to The Children’s Hospital Burn Camp Program.

http://noordinarycamps.org/donate-how-to-help/donation-catalog


Dolls for DaughtersThe Gilbert Law Group is proud to once again serve as a drop-off location for Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys this holiday season. The Dolls for Daughters foundation was founded by Jessica Bachus in 2007 after her daughter Kenzi was stillborn at 24 weeks. To honor Kenzi’s memory, Dolls for Daughters was created to provide dolls at Christmastime to young girls who would otherwise go without. Since its inception and in large part because of the overwhelming generosity of the Denver Metro Community, the organization has expanded to collect a variety of new toys and books for both boys and girls.

The 4th Annual Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys Toy Shop will be held on December 7, 2013, at the Denver Montclair International School located at 206 N. Red Cross Way, Denver, CO 80230. Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys’ goal this year is to provide assistance to over 3,000 children. The group plans to provide each child with a new toy, a new stocking stuffer, a new book and a new toothbrush. In addition, the first 100 families will also get a food box from Food Bank of the Rockies and more than 100 children will get new shoes from The Denver Shoe Crew.

Drop off your toy donations at The Gilbert Law Group by Tuesday, December 3, 2013. The Gilbert Law Group is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. We will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We are located at 5400 Ward Road, Building IV, Suite 200, Arvada, CO 80002.

If you would like more information about the toy shop, please visithttp://www.dollsfordaughters.com/. Also watch Jessica Bachus on 9 News promoting this year’s toy drive.