McGuireWoods lawyers and staff will get up early on Friday, May 16, but
instead of going to work, they will head to Billingsville Elementary School.
More than 120 lawyers and employees from the law firm will pitch in to do
repairs, improve the landscaping and help prepare the students for their
Plans for Friday’s work at the school, which is located in Charlotte’s
impoverished Grier Heights, include making a courtyard outside the school’s
library, repairing the school yard basketball court and building and repairing
art tables. Kevin McGinnis and John McDonald, partners at McGuireWoods, are the
co-chairs for the Charlotte office’s Community Outreach Program.
Helms Mulliss & Wicker (HMW), a Charlotte-based law firm, adopted
Billingsville Elementary School for its Community Outreach initiatives several
years ago. HMW
McGuireWoods earlier this year.
“Our Community Outreach Day traditionally has been a time for us to give back
to our community,” said
Scott Vaughn, managing partner of the Charlotte office. “What’s great is
that with the merger, we now have even more volunteers to help make a difference
in the lives of the children and teachers at Billingsville.”
A schedule of events includes:
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Start times for projects, to be determined by team
8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Juice and cookies will be served to the students by
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch served to volunteers and students.
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Finish projects and clean up school grounds.