Past Community Events
Through December 19, 2014
The Gori Law Firm To Support Make-a-Wish Of Illinois
Now through December 19, 2014, The Gori Law Firm is collecting gift card donations of any denomination for Make-a-Wish of Illinois. The gift cards will be used to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Please mail your gift card donation or bring it to our office at 156 N. Main Street in downtown Edwardsville. Your participation and generosity are appreciated. Happy Holidays!
Dec. 12, 2014
The Gori Law Firm American Red Cross Blood Drive
Give the gift of life this holiday season at The Gori Law Firm blood drive administered by the American Red Cross. Join us as the Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit our office at 156 N. Main Street in downtown Edwardsville. By giving blood, you could help save up to three lives!
To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: GoriJAssociates. Be sure to bring a valid photo ID when you come to donate and THANK YOU.
Individuals who are 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more depending on height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. For more information, call 800-red-cross or visit https://www.redcrossblood.org.
Through December 12, 2014
The Gori Law Firm Collecting Toys For Toys For Tots Campaign
We will be collecting donations of unwrapped toys for the local Toys for Tots campaign now through December 12. Toys will be donated and distributed by Toys for Tots to children and families to help make those less fortunate have a brighter holiday season. Please bring your unwrapped toy donations to our office at 156 N. Main Street. Contact us with any questions. Thank you and happy holidays!
The Gori Law Firm and the Community
Thank You To All Who Helped Support Hospice Of Southern Illinois At The 15th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
The Hospice of Southern Illinois sent us this in thanks for our Tee Sponsorship of the 15th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament held last June 27, 2014:
“On behalf of our patients and their families, thank you for your generous support. Your partnership supports Hospice of Southern Illinois’ mission to enhance the lives of individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness.”
The Gori Law Firm Wins Edwardsville Window Decorating Contest
The City of Edwardsville Parks & Recreation Department had the public vote on their favorite December window display. The Gori Law Firm received a total of 4,560 votes out of a total of 8,344, making them the winners of the 2013 Edwardsville’s Downtown in December Window Decorating Contest!
SAVE THE DATE – American Cancer Society Mardi Gras Ball
SAVE THE DATE: The Gori Law Firm is the Premier Sponsor of the 2014 American Cancer Society Mardi Gras Ball, being held March 1, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Lewis & Clark Commons. Click here for information, to purchase tickets or make a donation. Thanks for your support!
The Gori Law Firm Sponsors Holiday For Head Start Event
The Gori Law Firm sponsored a free movie event at Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville where families enjoyed a screening of the holiday classic “Polar Express.” This was part of the Holiday Head Start campaign that raised $11,000 for needy families. To read more about the event, see the full article here.
The Gori Law Firm Collecting Gift Cards For Make-A-Wish Foundation Of Illinois
EDWARDSVILLE, ILL., Nov. 6, 2013 . . . Stepping up to show their holiday spirit, The Gori Law Firm today announced it will support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois in its 2013 Gift Card Drive for the holidays by serving as a collection location. The gift cards will be used to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience of hope, strength and joy.
The organization seeks gift cards in varying denominations ($10, $20, $50 or more). Area residents or businesses interested in making a gift card donation may visit The Gori Law Firm‘s Edwardsville office, located at 156 N. Main Street at the corner of Main St. and Hillsboro Ave. For questions about making donations, please call Lindy Heigert, of The Gori Law Firm, at 618-307-4085. Gift cards will be collected through December 1, 2013.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois granted 698 magical, life-changing wishes to Illinois children with life-threatening medical conditions this past fiscal year. For a child, a wish come true provides renewed hope and often times the courage to keep fighting.
“We are very pleased to be a partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois in helping make wishes come true for area children struggling with serious medical conditions. We encourage area businesses and residents to make a donation of a gift card, no matter how large or small, to help us in exceeding the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois’ goals for the year,” said Randy Gori, partner of The Gori Law Firm
This is just one organization that The Gori Law Firm supports throughout the year. The company and its employees lend their time to professional organizations and their time and resources to other nonprofits such as American Cancer Society, Toys for Tots, Madison County Child Advocacy Center, Hope Rescue, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and many more.
Madison County Internship Program
The Gori Law Firm is assisting in the Madison County Internship Program sponsored by the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee and the Madison County Bar Association. The firm is hosting Justin Vishey of Collinsville High. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has written an article that discusses this program.
Edwardsville Halloween Parade
This year Gori, Julian & Associates, P.C., participated in the Edwardsville Halloween Parade. The theme of the float was “Destination Imagination.”
Golf For Tomorrow
A Foundation to Benefit Alzheimer’s Association and the Alliance for Lupus Research: Since awarding their first grants in 1982, the Alzheimer’s Association has grown into the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research. Over the life of their grants program, they have awarded in excess of $279 million to more than 1,900 projects. Through the fundraising efforts of their donors the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) has become the largest private funder of lupus (an auto-immune disease which affects over 1.4 million individuals) research in the world. By year’s end, they will have committed $50 million to lupus research. They’ve made progress toward the goal of finding new treatments and, one day, a cure for lupus, but the ALR is not there yet. All tournament proceeds are split evenly between The Alzheimer’s Association and The Alliance for
American Red Cross
On October 31, The Gori Law Firm, in partnership with the American Red Cross, hosted a Blood Drive. The event was a huge success, however The American Red Cross always needs donors to help them save lives, as each donor saves three lives. We encourage all who can to find a Blood Drive near you and get out and donate.
The Gori Law Firm made care packages to send overseas to our men and women in uniform serving in Iraq and Afghanistan this holiday season. The holidays are especially difficult for the service men and women to be away from their families. We are hoping that the care packages we put together with personal items, snacks, books, puzzles, phone cards, etc. will help them feel much closer to home. Each employee will also write a personal note to include in the package thanking the man/woman for serving in the military and protecting the freedoms that we all enjoy every day.
“Lawyers For The Needy” Madison County Bar Association Food Drive
Attorneys in Madison County stepped up to help those in need by donating canned goods and non-perishable food items to local pantries. The pantries that received the donations were: Glen – Ed Food Pantry (Edwardsville), Community Hope Center (Cottage Hills), Venice Township Food Bank (Madison) and Riverbend Community Food Bank (Alton). In addition to the food, we collected $1,235 that was divided among the four pantries to help them stock the shelves. Pictured Below: from bottom to top and left to right, Ashley Sturm (The Gori Law Firm), Tara McIntyre (TorHoerman Law), Brenda Baum (Hepler Broom, LLC), Sue Tanney (TorHoerman Law, LLC), Hon. Barbara Crowder, Randy Gori (The Gori Law Firm) and Ron Foster (Schoen, Walton, Telken, & Foster).
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International focuses on research to find a cure, better treatments, and prevention methods for Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. The Gori Law Firm made a donation to the Walk to Cure Diabetes to help fund research to cure, treat, and prevent Type 1 diabetes, which affects as many as 3 million Americans, most of whom are children and adolescents.
Marie Schaefer PTO
The PTO at Marie Schaefer School in O’Fallon, Illinois, has started the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Program which rewards students for consistently exhibiting positive behavior with the privilege of eating outside with the teachers, friends and principal. This program has gained in popularity at the school, and more picnic tables were needed to accommodate all the students being rewarded for their good choices and positive behavior. The Gori Law Firm made a donation to the Marie Schaefer PTO to help purchase a picnic table for the program.
Law Enforcement Torch Run Trivia Knight To Benefit Special Olympics Illinois
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Godfrey Knights of Columbus join together each year to sponsor a trivia night in which all the proceeds benefit the Special Olympics of Illinois. The Special Olympics Program aims at helping those with intellectual disabilities lead a more normal life through participation in sports. There are Special Olympics’ programs in 180 countries, and the program in Illinois has grown exponentially in the past years offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports. The Gori Law Firm sponsored a table at the trivia night to help fund the Special Olympics program and raise awareness in the community.
Brighton Athletic Association
Pink Ponies: The Brighton Athletic Association offers baseball, softball and soccer to youth boys and girls. The Gori Law Firm believes in teaching children the value of teamwork, sportsmanship and the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and through sponsoring the “Pink Ponies” soccer team, our firm can do just that.
New Scoreboard: The Gori Law Firm has also sponsored a Casino Night for the Brighton Athletic Association in which all funds go toward the purchase of a new scoreboard.
Collinsville High School
The Collinsville High School Kaho Kickers Booster Club held a golf tournament to help raise money for the Boys Soccer team. The team was in need of uniforms and equipment. To help the team purchase necessary items and to show our support, The Gori Law Firm sponsored a hole at the golf tournament.
Illinois Esprit Softball Club
The Illinois Esprit Softball Club was founded in 1982 to provide players with the opportunity to learn the joy of playing the game the right way. The Gori Law Firm believes in their goals of appreciation of sportsmanship, the pride of being a good teammate and the satisfaction of giving maximum effort, which is why The Gori Law Firm donated to the club to help purchase uniforms and equipment.
Holy Cross School
The Sixth Grade Girls Basketball Team at Holy Cross School advanced to the national level. To help the team and show our support, The Gori Law Firm helped the team with expenses so they could travel to Indianapolis for the Nationals Competition.
Bethalto Boys And Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club serves over 1600 youth annually from Bethalto, Illinois, and 14 surrounding communities. The Gori Law Firm believes in The Boys and Girls Club mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. To help further this mission, The Gori Law Firm sponsored a baseball team so children can learn the value of teamwork.
Alton Renegades Football Club
The Alton Renegades Football Club is dedicated to teaching the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and confidence to children through team sports such as football and cheerleading. The Gori Law Firm paid for several children to play football who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to because of their families’ limited means. We believe all children should be able to participate in team sports if they want to, and nothing should stand in their way. The Gori Law Firm also participated in a golf scramble to help raise money for this organization.
Heifer International is a charitable institution which is based on helping those in need by working with families and teaching them the Heifer’s Agroecology Initiative. This initiative is helping to restore land to its original abundance and replenish the earth’s resources through the smart use of plants and animals.
Drost Park Khoury League
The Drost Park Khoury League is a not-for-profit organization where 5-12 year-old children can play baseball, softball and T-ball. Every year the league has a raffle fundraiser to help maintain the park and fields. This year, The Gori Law Firm donated St. Louis Cardinals tickets for the raffle. The event was a huge success, and thanks to raffle donations from the community, the league is able to make improvements to the park and baseball/softball diamonds.
Spina Bifida Of Greater St. Louis
Spina Bifida of Greater St. Louis is dedicated to researching and finding a cure to spina bifida. Spina bifida is the most frequently occurring permanently disabling birth defect. It affects approximately one out of every 1,000 newborns in the United States. It results from the failure of the spine to close properly during the first month of pregnancy. This year, a golf outing was held to not only raise awareness of the disease, but to help raise money for research. The Gori Law Firm sponsored a hole and foursome to play in the tournament.
Alton Park And Recreation
The Alton Park and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports for youth boys and girls such as, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and junior golf. In addition, the Alton Park and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of youth clinics and camps: summer day camps, tennis clinics, baseball clinics and basketball clinics. The Gori Law Firm sponsored a youth soccer team in 2010.
Swing For Hope: Livestrong Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Gori Law Firm sponsored a hole and a foursome to play in this charity golf tournament where all proceeds are used for cancer research and benefit the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.
Susan G. Komen Race For A Cure
Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since its inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, they work together with the community and medical professionals to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Staff members at The Gori Law Firm donated over $300 through “pay to wear jeans days,” several staff members participated in the walk, and The Gori Law Firm was one of the many sponsors of the 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, St. Louis, Missouri.
Greater Edwardsville Area Community Foundation
The Gori Law Firm contributed $5,000 to help with the enhancement and betterment of health and human services, education and scholarships, community projects, the arts, parks, conservation and the environment in the Edwardsville area.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life
The American Cancer Society helps to raise awareness of cancer, promotes the importance of early detection, supports patients throughout the cancer experience, helps to find cures and better treatments by funding research, and works closely with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer. The Gori Law Firm contributed to this cause through a corporate sponsorship and participating in local Relay for Life events.
Glen-Ed Food Pantry
The Glen-Ed Food Pantry serves the Edwardsville and Glen Carbon area of Illinois, helping those in need. The staff at The Gori Law Firm donates canned goods, non-perishable food items, hygiene products and other items routinely to the Glen-Ed Food Pantry. We make a quarterly donation along with a larger donation around the holidays.