Kevin Patrick Law - August 2019

AUGUST 2019

Legally Brief With Kevin Patrick Automobile accidents | Daycare injuries | wrongful death

Helping Kids One Snack at a Time

Our Work With the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

Food is a universal language, and its most important word is “comfort.” Nothing improves my day as quickly as digging into my favorite home-cooked meal, and anyone who has ever gone straight to the pantry or fridge after a rough time at work knows how a favorite snack can offer a taste of contentment and well-being. At Kevin Patrick Law, we’re lucky enough to provide that moment of joy to kids who have gone through some of the toughest things a child can face — like physical and sexual abuse — by donating snack bags to the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy. It’s a difficult thing to talk about, but, sadly, child abuse is becoming more and more prevalent. Places like the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy are vital resources for kids who have suffered, and, after coming across abuse victims in our daycare cases, my firm aims to help them out any way we can. We feel donating snacks for kids to enjoy during their treatment, tough interviews, or just whenever they’re hungry, is a good way to show our support without intruding on their privacy.

in the center’s Envision Project, which provides life skills training

and support to victims of

domestic minor sex trafficking.

It’s always a good feeling to drop off the bags, and a fun part of the process is shopping for the goodies that fill them. Zobia sent over a list of foods the girls might like, and I had a great time browsing the options on Amazon. It was exciting to fill my cart with the kind of snacks my parents wouldn’t necessarily have let me eat when I was a kid but always made me feel good after school. I loaded up on two kinds of Oreos, Chips Ahoy!, Capri Sun Pacific Coolers, and Frito-Lay Flamin’ Hot Mix. Hopefully, they loved it as much as I would have.

Just recently, I’ve realized the majority of the community groups Kevin Patrick Law partners with use food in some way to give back. It truly is a universal way of showing support. In addition to the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, we work with Open Hand Atlanta, which delivers meals to the food-insecure; and Clyde’s Kitchen, which provides food for the homeless. I think it’s important to be involved in the community — particularly for lawyers, who often get a bad rap for not seeming to care. At Kevin Patrick Law, it's important to us to stay engaged and help others, and we plan to keep bringing people joy through food.

As a parent and fellow human being, I really appreciate the work the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy does, and, every time Director of Development Zobia Dat reaches out for help, I’m happy to rally my colleagues. We drop of snack bags at the center a few times a year and sometimes bring in doughnuts for the staff to enjoy during their training sessions or volunteer at special events like the Works of HeART art fundraiser. This summer, our administrator Grace, our new associate Baoyi, and I dropped off 50 snack bags for teenage girls participating

“WE FEEL DONATING SNACKS FOR KIDS TO ENJOY DURING THEIR TREATMENT, TOUGH INTERVIEWS, OR JUST WHENEVER THEY’RE HUNGRY, IS A GOOD WAY TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT WITHOUT INTRUDING ON THEIR PRIVACY.”

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