For July, High Swartz is partnering with a local daycare center, Little Munchkins Learning Center, to provide thank you notes and unique drawings from children showing their support of the Veterans of the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City. Additionally, the children and grandchildren of High Swartz employees will also be providing their own masterpieces of love, support and thanks to these Veterans.
The Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City currently accommodates 184 veterans. A dementia unit with 32 beds is included among the nursing care spaces.
All residents receive medical, clinical and nursing services; drug and nutritional therapy; rehabilitative services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and recreational therapy; dental services; social services; laundry, transportation, housekeeping, maintenance, security, business management, and related services. Additional services of a specialized nature, such as mental health services, podiatry, and speech/audiology therapy, are provided as necessary to maintain a resident's quality of life.
In addition to the other services, the dementia specialty unit provides long-term care in a safe and secure environment.
For more information, please contact the Southeastern Veterans Center at (610) 948-2400 or visit their website at http://www.sevc.state.pa.us
High Swartz, LLP, has decided to fund a scholarship in memory of Mary Cushing Doherty’s late husband, James F. Doherty. Jim was an employee at PennColor for 30 years. Jim had many passions, a true Renaissance man who was proud of being a chemist. Jim loved the study of history, literature, language, etc., which passions passed to his children. He was proud he could play basketball with his 6-foot brothers-in-law (as well as other sports.) He was a competitive trivia player and a natural humorist. For 30 years, Jim and Mary served their church as pre-marriage counselors, and he was an evangelist by quiet example.
This scholarship will be awarded once a year to a child or grandchild of a full-time High Swartz employee. A panel of three judges will review the applications and will select one or two recipients of the $5,000 scholarship. The recipient(s) will be selected based on an essay submission and a description of their community and/or volunteer activities.
June 20, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the first annual recipient of the James F. Doherty Memorial Scholarship is Kathryn Kerr. Her essay impressed the judges and truly reflected the character and spirit embodied by Jim. To view the winning essay submission please click on the link. Kathryn Kerr's Essay
High Swartz is celebrating the arts this May by sponsoring the Montgomery Bar Association’s Courting Art competition and exhibition. With the goal of promoting a more visitor-friendly court house interior, Courting Art invites artists above the age of 55, both professional and aspiring, to submit works depicting scenes of Montgomery County, to eventually be displayed in the county court house. Over 120 pieces will be exhibited at the Montgomery County Community College Fine Arts Center from May 8th to June 12th, during which time the entries will be juried and awards will be given.
High Swartz is thrilled to play a roll in this exciting event in the community as a VIP sponsor. Furthermore, our firm will explore the exhibition with Girl Scout Troop #70330. Volunteers from the office will lead a drawing workshop to help the Scouts work towards earning an Artist Badge.
To learn more about Courting Art, please follow the link below.
This April, High Swartz is excited to serve the community through a contribution to the Norristown Farm Park. Employees have volunteered to participate in trail maintenance and gardening projects to prepare the park for its most active seasons. Additionally, High Swartz is donating Dogwood trees that will line the edge of the park along West Sterigere Street.
A working farm since the mid-18th century, the Farm Park covers 690 acres of Montgomery County and offers a unique and historical experience to all its visitors. The park works to preserve its diverse agricultural and wildlife species that inhabit the forest areas, working fields, wetlands and streams. Not only does the park host birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, but it also provides activities and scenery for the community. Eight miles of both natural and paved trails extend through the park and allow for fishing, biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, and even picnicking. High Swartz is pleased to contribute to such an important organization in our community.
To learn more about the Norristown Farm Park and how to get involved, please visit the links below:
In celebration of Earth Day this April, High Swartz is also increasing its efforts for a more sustainable practice. Our attorneys and staff are committed to only printing when necessary, using reusable glassware and chinaware, and recycling paper, cardboard and cans. Furthermore, High Swartz is encouraging its staff and clients to go green with our new reusable grocery bags made from recycled materials. High Swartz is also proud to work with RecycleYourEmpties.com, a company that recycles our ink cartridges and donates all proceeds to the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.
On March 13, 2014, High Swartz and Dunleavy & Associates are co-presenting a workshop for High Swartz’s non-profit clients. The event is by invitation only and is being held at the Montgomery Bar Association. The program will discuss how to engage younger generations as donors, volunteers, board members, and employees. The presentation will be given by Nancy Dunleavy and a panel of enthusiastic Generation Y’s who are connected to the non-profit sector.
To learn more about Dunleavy & Associates, please visit http://www.matchingmissions.com/
During the month of February, High Swartz is hosting a clothing drive at our office that will benefit two local charitable organizations, Childway Pediatric Services and Impact Thrift Stores. We welcome you to drop off your donations every Tuesday throughout February between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM. Tax documentation is available for all who donate.
Childway is a non-profit, inpatient medical facility located in Lansdale, PA, that specializes in supporting the needs of children with extensive medical issues. Childway has a personalized, home-like setting providing individualized care to meet the special medical needs of each child exclusively. Below are sizes of some of the children currently living at the facility:
- Boy; 3+ months
- Boy; 9 months
- Boy; 36x32 pants; L men’s shirts/top
- Girl; girls’ 7-8 pants; girls’ 7-8 shirts/top
- Girl; 4T or 5T
- Girl; women’s medium tops/dresses
- Girl; girls’ 16-18; size 5 shoes
Even if your child’s closet does not have hand-me-downs in these sizes, children come and go, while others stay and grow up, so any clothing donation will help. To learn more about Childway, please visit www.childway.org.
Impact Thrift Stores, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization financially supporting 16 locally-based charities that focus on the needs of families and children in crisis. To learn more about Impact and the charities they support, please visit http://impactthrift.org/
- Clothing, shoes, and accessories
- Home furnishings and household items
- Books, records, CDs, etc.
Throughout January, High Swartz attorneys and staff are volunteering weekly at the Grace and Cecil Bean Soup Kitchen housed at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Airy Street in Norristown. The soup kitchen serves over 600 warm meals on a weekly basis. Grace Bean, 93 and Cecil Bean, 86, continue to run the soup kitchen and have been serving the hungry of Norristown for over thirty years. In addition to volunteering their time, High Swartz is making a monetary donation to the soup kitchen to further aid the efforts of Grace and Cecil Bean and their important mission.
Pictured (l-r): a volunteer at the soup kitchen, Grace Bean, and High Swartz partner Missy Boyd