FKMS Staff Donates Business Attire to Aspiring Professionals through Dress for Success
In August 2013, the staff of Ferro, Kuba, Mangano, Sklyar P.C. collected gently used business attire items to donate to Long Island women aspiring to enter the workplace. The clothing was donated to Dress for Success Brookhaven, a local chapter of the international non-profit organization. Dress for Success provides counseling and professional women's wear to underprivileged ladies in preparation for interviews and new employment. The women of FKMS were pleased to be able to contribute to the future success of these new professionals.
Ferro, Kuba, Mangano, Sklyar, P.C. Donates 50 Thanksgiving Turkeys to St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church
In November of 2010, FKMS donated 50 turkeys to the St. Anne’s Church food panty to help make Thanksgiving a bit more enjoyable for Long Island families struggling during this difficult economic time.
Ferro, Kuba, Mangano, Sklyar, P.C. Honored at the 19th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser of the Workplace Project
On October 6, 2011, FKMS was recognized for its ongoing community work at the Workplace Project’s 19th Anniversary Gala. The Workplace Project, based in Hempstead, supports immigrant workers through education, leadership training and community organizing.
FKMS partnered with the Workplace Project to organize a backpack drive, collecting school supplies for local disadvantaged students. The firm also coordinated with the Workplace Project to provide free flu vaccines to over 200 day laborers as risk of illness. FKMS has further demonstrated its commitment to Long Island’s immigrant worker population with frequent distributions of water bottles to prevent dehydration.
Ferro, Kuba, Mangano, Sklyar, P.C. Hosts Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebrations for Brentwood Residents
Ferro, Kuba, Mangano, Sklyar, P.C. has hosted an Annual Community Cinco de Mayo Celebration every May 5th since opening its Brentwood Law Center in 2010. The celebrations include free food, live music, prizes, face painting and entertainment for kids, as well as a live broadcast from the “Almorzando Con Cantaso” radio program, which airs daily on La Fiesta Radio, 98.5 FM. This year, approximately 300 Brentwood residents attended the party.
These events provide opportunities for our firm to bring the local community together. The Cinco de Mayo Celebration also kicks off a number of summer events which, in the past has included free prostate screening exams, water distribution for day laborers, and floats in the Adelante Puerto Rican/Hispanic Parade.
Ferro, Kuba, Mangano, Sklyar, P.C. Partners with PRONTO of Long Island to Bring Christmas to Local Needy Families
This year, FKMS, along with the firm's Spanish language outreach campaign, Liga de Justicia, brought Christmas joy to 31 families. Following a program similar to last year, we bought gits and accepted toy donations to set up a "department store" in our Brentwood law clinic, where parents could select specific items for their unique children. We also raffled off 6 bicycles.
Our efforts received some media attention, including an article in Newsday. One mother was quoted that she could not participate in the bike raffle, because her daughters were twins and, if she brought home a single bicycle, she would "be on the news for something else!" A reader saw her story and contacted our firm with an offer to purchase two bicycles for her girls, resulting in a Christmas Eve trip to the Walmart sporting goods department for one very lucky family.
This year was FKMS' biggest Holiday Shopping Extravaganza yet! The firm raised almost $4,000, which it then matched, to purchase toys for needy local children. A week before Christmas, staff members volunteered their time to shop for over 700 toys and gifts. These items were then delivered by a rented UHaul to the Brentwood office, where they were set up in the offices as three "departments," babies (0-2), little kids (3-6) and big kids (7-12). The firm sponsored 46 families, including 129 children, through Pronto of Long Island. Staff redecorated the Brentwood office to display the gifts, as three groups of parents visited throughout the morning to "shop" for items for their children.
The staff of FKMS partnered with PRONTO of Long Island for the 2011 holiday season, coordinating a toy drive and shopping experience that brought Christmas to 35 needy families. Early in December, the firm sent its team to purchase over 600 toys and gifts for children, from infants to teenagers. They then brought them back to FKMS’ main office in Hauppauge and arranged the items like a retail store so that parents registered with PRONTO could come and “shop” for gifts for their families.
When the day arrived for the 35 families to come, they were welcomed to the “store” with food and music. Parents selected appropriate gifts and FKMS staff individually wrapped each one. Six bicycles were raffled off as well. At the end of the day, each family was blessed to bring home 5 items for each of their children!
In 2009 and 2010, the firm assisted with PRONTO’s toy drive. FKMS purchased toys and gifts and staff added to the collection before bring the shipment to PRONTO’s headquarters in Bay Shore. There, FKMS staff volunteered their time to organize the toys so that PRONTO’s families could select gifts for their children.
Pronto of Long Island is a nonprofit community outreach center which provides basic human services with care and compassion to the homeless, unemployed, immigrants, uninsured and anyone in need.
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