At the BiState Law Center we are purpose driven – our mission is to make our community a better, safer place. We do that every day by using the law to fight for what’s right. However, our commitment to the community does not stop when we leave the office. We are proud to support and participate with a number of charities in the St. Louis area that share our values. These are fantastic organizations that we are individually involved with, and we urge you to learn more about them.
SPECIAL NEEDS SOCCER ASSOCIATION
The Special Needs Soccer Association (SPENSA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 company that brings soccer to young people with disabilities to help build confidence, increase social interaction and have fun. The program is open to any boy or girl,ages 5-21, with a disability. It is designed to bring the excitement and fun of playing soccer to players who traditionally have not had a place in the youth soccer system. SPENSA is free of charge to all of these very special children. The program is privately funded through the generous donations of individuals and corporations, as well as many local youth soccer clubs.
BiState Lawyers are proud to volunteer as helpers and coaches at SPENSA events throughout the Spring and Fall. Please click the link below to find out how you can volunteer as well.
VOLUNTEER LAWYERS AND ACCOUNTANTS TO THE ARTS (VLAA)
Founded in 1982, St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) connects artists and arts organizations of every discipline with accountants and lawyers who donate their time and expertise to help their appreciative clients navigate the complicated world of finance and law. It also provide information and skills training designed to help the arts community develop sound business practices. Through VLAA, more than 300 accountants and lawyers offer counsel to artists and administrators who are asking for help in record numbers. Each year, volunteers donate more than $100,000 in pro bono services to the arts community.
BiState attorneys donate their legal services to deserving artists who otherwise may not be able to afford access to an attorney, primarily for issues involving copyrights and trademarks.
We encourage everyone to learn more about these incredible organizations that are making impacts in our community.
Midwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce.
The Midwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce empowers veterans to take their mission critical skills and mindset and translate that experience to do great things in business. The Chamber’s central focus is to encourage and assist individuals and companies grow through; best practices; leadership training; book clubs; service to others. Members are encouraged and afforded opportunities to serve other veterans in the area, while service field trips and associations with non-profit organizations, allow the Chamber and its members to consistently find new ways to continue the mission.
Susan G. Komen St. Louis
Susan G. Komen® Missouri is the local source for funding breast cancer education, screening and treatment in 38 Missouri and Southern Illinois counties, serving thousands of women in our area. Through events like the Komen Greater St. Louis MORE THAN PINK Walk, Komen Missouri funds life-saving breast health services to help uninsured and under-insured residents in the fight today. Susan Komen is also funding cutting-edge research to find the cures so future generations will not have to face this devastating disease.