I'm running as a team member of the Legal Aid Society, an official charity partner for the 2019 NYC Half Marathon on March 17, 2019.
I'm running with the Legal Aid Society because I strongly believe in their mission to improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers.They do this by providing pro bono legal services to New Yorkers who struggle daily to buy food, pay rent, achieve or maintain self-sufficiency, and keep themselves and their children healthy and safe.
With 22 specialized legal units and neighborhood and court-based offices, the Civil Practice is able to address a broad range of legal problems, including those involving: disability-related assistance; public assistance; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits; health law; HIV/AIDS and chronic diseases; elder law; housing, homelessness prevention, and foreclosure prevention; family law and domestic violence; employment issues faced by low-wage workers; tax law for low-income workers; consumer law; education law; immigration law; and community development legal assistance.
During the past fiscal year, the Legal Aid Society provided individual direct civil legal assistance in over 52,000 individual cases and legal matters, which benefited nearly 135,000 low-income children and adults.
Please consider donating to this important cause! Any donation helps!