The family law attorneys at High Swartz LLP were pleased to be a sponsor at MCAP’s first ever Family Day held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Elmwood Park Zoo in Montgomery County, PA. High Swartz sponsored the Zoo's vintage-inspired carousel, which allowed families to enjoy free rides during the event. Family Day also featured a picnic dinner with ice cream for dessert, fun at their Thomas J. Kimmel playground, face-paintings, even giraffe feedings.
"The MCAP event in honor of Child Abuse Prevention month was a wonderful experience for all who attended. It was a treat to bring my son to Elmwood Zoo to celebrate all of the good work of MCAP. It was a glorious, sunny day—a beautiful day that was emblematic of all that MCAP represents."Missy Boyd
Montgomery County family law attorney
Chair of High Swartz LLP's family law group
Elmwood Park Zoo, founded in 1924, is home to red pandas, jaguars, giraffes, zebras, and an expansive eagle habitat. Since 2003, the zoo has housed America Bison, which in 2016 were recognized as the national mammal of the United States, thanks to the National Bison Legacy Act. Elmwood Park zoo is also the adopted home of Stella, the Temple Owl mascot.
Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, or MCAP for short, started in 2004 with a mission to prevent and ultimately end child neglect and child abuse in Montgomery County, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. The Project trains volunteer family law attorneys to represent children in any legal facet with the county. The Project has over 125 attorneys to advocate on their roster who volunteer over 7,400 hours each year to the children they serve.
The event was one of MCAP's activities in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.