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community service

Courington, Kiefer, Sommers, Marullo & Matherne, L.L.C.. is deeply committed to New Orleans and its surrounding communities.  Through our Non-Profit of the Month program, the firm welcomes employee and client suggestions for charitable causes to which the firm makes contributions and often volunteers. We encourage firm-wide participation in events such as the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure and the National Heart Association's Heart Walk.

As an example of our commitment; we purchase our office coffee from the Hope Farm in Honduras as well as contribute to microloans through Kiva, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.

CKSM&M also seeks to support companies owned by women and minorities whenever possible.

Please scroll down to view our year 2012 monthly causes. Thank you.

non-profit of the month

DECEMBER 2012: TEXAS CENTER FOR THE MISSING - Texas Center for the Missing administers the nation's strongest chapter of Amber Alert. Our training model is nationally recognized. The Houston Regional Amber Alert has a 90% success rate for recovering children safely! Concerned citizens are passionate about helping these families and we are honored by our association.

Texas Center for the Missing provides free child identification kits for parents should their child ever be lost. We do extensive community education of children to help them be aware, to prevent their being abducted, and to know what to do if they are. There is much more we need to do and we need your help!

You are invited to help Texas Center for the Missing in their mission. Click HERE to learn more..
NOVEMBER 2012: GOLFERS AGAINST CANCER - an all volunteer Houston based 501C3 that raises money for cancer research. In its 15 year existence it has raised, with matching funds, over 22 million dollars for the fight against cancer. Over the years, the circle of supporters has grown so large, that a second, nongolfing event was created, the Dinners for Cancer Research (DCR). Both GAC and DCR have become vehicles for golfers and non-golfers alike to support friends and family with cancer and to help speed the cure. Dinners are currently held in New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, Greensboro, NC, and Boston, MA. Again, the founding sponsors contributions cover all costs of hosting the events. Learn more about the men who inspired Golfers Against Cancer, or better yet, MAKE YOUR OWN DONATION by clicking HERE.
OCTOBER 2012: SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE - We are excited to participate with an 18 member team in this years Race for the Cure! Our team name is the "Elvis Breastly's". If you would like to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation please click HERE.

ALSO IN OCTOBER: We are pleased to participate in a program started by Judge Max Tobias of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals when he noticed that foster kids moving from home to home transported their belongings in garbage bags. The firm participates by collecting and donating suitcases to Judge Tobias's program for Louisiana children in foster care.
SEPTEMBER 2012: NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR SOCIETY is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels.

We have a rigorous and thoughtful agenda, integrating research and public policy to bridge critical gaps. Starting with discovery science, to clinical trial design and the development of new therapies, there are many opportunities to make improvements and speed the momentum of new findings. It's time to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today. GET INVOLVED or MAKE A GIFT to support our mission and help us find a cure for brain tumors.
AUGUST 2012: CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK Hospitals of CoxHealth is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the medical care of children, birth through age 18. Unique to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of CoxHealth is the fact that 100 percent of all funds raised remains local and 100 percent of funds raised directly benefits the children of the Ozarks. 17 million children and their families are served by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals each year - more than any other children's cause. Click HERE to list to stories of children who have all been helped by Children's Miracle Network of CoxHealth. To support the Children's Miracle Network of Hospitals, click HERE.
JULY 2012: THE PHILADELPHIA GLOBAL WATER INITIATIVE is a group of interested organizations and individuals committed to helping to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals for water/sanitation throughout the world. It includes among its members the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Water Department, Water for People, Aqua America, Pennoni Associates, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Uhl, Baron, Rana and Associates, the United Nations Association – Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Meta Quality of Life Improvement Foundation, Traveling Mercies, Keiyo Soy Ministries, the Delaware River Basin Commission, and Rotary District 7450. PGWI is always interested in welcoming more members.

The members of the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative envision a world where all people have access to safe water and sanitation; a world where suffering from water-related and sanitation-related diseases are eliminated. By utilizing the resources and expertise of the Philadelphia Region, we work to increase global access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services. For more information on The Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, please click HERE.
JUNE 2012: AIDS Response Seacoast is a non-profit community-based AIDS Service Organization dedicated to providing education, direct assistance and advocacy for persons and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. ARS has been providing services in the communities of Rockingham and Strafford counties in New Hampshire since 1987. Our mission is to improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS and their families and to help prevent the spread of the virus through education and prevention programs. ARS is the only agency providing these services in Rockingham and Strafford counties. All of the services provided to persons living with HIV/AIDS are free of charge. For more information or to support AIDS Response Seacoast please click HERE.
MAY 2012: ASPCA - Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is "to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States." The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. Please join us in supporting the ASPCA. Click HERE to donate and learn.
APRIL 2012: WITS (Writers in Schools, Houston, Tx.) Writers in the Schools (WITS) engages children in the pleasure and power of reading and writing.

Every child deserves a holistic education that encourages critical thinking, creativity, and personal responsibility.Writing is an art that must be practiced and developed over time. Low-income students can thrive and grow through high-quality art education programs. The relationship between the WITS writer and the classroom teacher is a partnership. WITS supports classroom teachers as they adopt new approaches to teaching creative writing. WITS writers reflect Houston's diversity to meet the needs of the community.

Everyone has a personal story to tell. WITS provides opportunities for storytelling and the skills needed to do it well. To learn more about WITS-Houston click HERE.
MARCH 2012: The SECRET GARDEN Tours.. In Louisiana, 90 out of every 100,000 residents have some form of a brain injury. Every year, 1,000 out of every 100,000 metro Orleans area residents acquire brain injuries.

The purpose of The Secret Gardens Tour is to provide information about brain injury and resources to brain injury recovery in greater New Orleans and Louisiana. Funds raised from the event will go to local brain injury education and recovery programs. Click HERE for more information.
FEBRUARY 2012: The AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." The American Heart Association publishes a standard for providing basic and advanced life support, including standards for proper performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The AHA offers the most widely accepted certification for basic life support (BLS). The AHA is now also a provider of training for first aid, in addition to CPR. Join us in supporting the American Heart Association. When you donate to the American Heart Association, you are joining us in the fight against our nation's No. 1 and No. 4 killers – heart disease and stroke. Your donation will support such life-saving efforts as research, education, advocating for better health, improving patient care and reaching populations at risk. In short, you are helping save lives. Click HERE for more information.
JANUARY 2012: CAMP TIGER was founded in 1985 by first-year students from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. Its mission is to give disadvantaged and challenged children an enjoyable summer camp experience. For the campers, this may be their only chance during the summer to socialize with other children without being singled out for their disability. This week-long day camp lets campers be "just one of the kids" and provides them with freedom to play, socialize, and express themselves as healthy, vibrant children. Camp Tiger is organized and staffed each year by volunteers from the first-year class. Students look forward to the opportunity to work with these exceptional children and serve the community. Since its inception, Camp Tiger has benefitted over 1,500 children from the Greater New Orleans area. Attendance is free due to extensive fundraising efforts by first-year medical students. Camp Tiger celebrates its 25th anniversary of service to the New Orleans community and its surrounding areas. For more information about CAMP TIGER or to donate to this non-profit, please click HERE.
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