Throughout September 2021, TLD Law is helping bring art to children in foster homes with donations to Free Arts.
LONG BEACH, CAâ€“ TLD Law is honored to be a corporate donor for Free Arts, an organization dedicated to restoring hope, resiliency, and self-esteem in children 5-18 who have experienced abuse, poverty, neglect and/or homelessness. Since its founding in 1977, Free Arts has grown to provide creative arts programs to more than 22,000 children in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles.
TLD Law has always been dedicated to serving the communities it works in and giving back to those in need. As part of its 60th anniversary the firm is supporting six special local charities, one for each decade of the firmâ€™s history. In addition to Free Arts, the charities supported include Working Wardrobes, The Arc, The LGBTQ Center, Olive Crest, and The Irvine Animal Shelter.
Studies show that engaging in art â€“ dance, music, drawing, painting, writing or other art forms â€“ restores resiliency and self-esteem in children and gives them a chance for a better future. Art has been found to uniquely develop certain areas of the brain in children, particularly critical thinking, cognitive function and other skills needed for a successful future. This is why Free Arts utilizes art to create a safe environment where children can feel, understand and express their emotions and begin to recover and gain a sense of mastery and empowerment.
Free Arts Development Director Bianca Hunter says that â€œFree Arts mission and values are to remain steadfast in this work while continually examining what more we can do, to not only provide art programs and services, but to dismantle the structures and systems that stand in the way of equality, inclusion, and opportunity for every single member of society. We seek to create a diverse community of inclusion, cultural awareness and acceptance using art as a vehicle and uniting force.
â€œFree Arts focuses on the healing power of art, which becomes a tool for restoring self-esteem, resiliency and hope,â€ said Shannon Jenkins, Managing Partner at TLD Law. â€œWe are extremely grateful for the dedication of the Free Art teams, volunteers, and foster parents who make that possible.â€
TLD Law is proud to support Free Arts on behalf of our clients and colleagues and encourages everyone to do the same. To learn more about Free Artâ€™s service to at-risk children, please visit: www.freearts.org or contact Bianca Hunter Development Director email@example.com
To learn more about TLD Lawâ€™s rich history of 60 years serving clients throughout Southern California, please visit: https://tldlaw.com/our-firm-law-firm/tld-law-60-year-timeline/