LawGC Announces Over $70,000 in Donations and In-Kind Support in 2010

The Law Offices of George Castrataro, P.A.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Through the continued support of our clients, The Law Offices of George Castrataro has been able to have a substantive effect on the surrounding community. This effect comes in many different forms, but is primarily through direct financial giving and pro-bono representation. The Law Offices of George Castrataro is proud to have made community contributions for the fiscal year 2010 amounting to nearly $70,000.

In 2010, the Law Offices of George Castrataro donated over 100 pro-bono hours to local non-profit organizations, totaling  $25,000 in in-kind donations. Pro-bono support is not limited to non-profits, however, and also extends to low-income individuals and families that are unable to independently afford legal representation. The firm was able to share in impacting the lives of these individuals by donating over 125 hours or $28,125.00 in legal services that they might not otherwise have had access to.

Along with pro-bono legal services, the Law Offices of George Castrataro also supports local non-profit organizations through direct giving. In FY 2010 the firm donated over $15,000 in direct financial support. These funds were directed to several fantastic local organizations that have in turn been able to improve our community through continued outreach and enrichment programming. These organizations include:

Broward Health Foundation

Broward House

Care Resource

Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center

Equality Florida

Florida Bar Foundation

GLAAD

Lambda Legal

Pride Center

Stonewall Library

Along with supporting the local community through financial and pro-bono support, George Castrataro personally gives back to the community by serving as an active member on the Board of Directors for Care Resource. George continues to serve Broward County at-large as a member of the Broward Housing Council, which seeks to educate Broward residents about housing opportunities and funds available to them.

Throughout 2011, The Law Offices of George Castrataro, will remain focused on transforming the support of our clients into opportunities to give back to the community.