SAN ANTONIO — Earlier this year, The Carlson Law Firm made a commitment to raise funds for The Children’s Shelter by selling customized pins and medals during Fiesta 2020’s Pin Pandemonium. Fiesta’s cancellation hasn’t stopped the firm from following through on its promise to raise funds for the shelter. Through the firm’s charitable website, CarlsonCares.org, the custom Fiesta 2020 medals and pins will be available for purchase. All proceeds raised from the online sales will go to The Children’s Shelter.
“The services that The Children’s Shelter provides to the San Antonio community are invaluable, especially during a time like this,” Partner at The Carlson Law Firm Edna Elizondo said. “Abuse and neglect don’t stop because of a pandemic, in fact, it has actually increased, so we needed to find a way to adapt to the current situation that would allow us to safely follow through on our partnership with The Children’s Shelter.”
Every year, The Carlson Law Firm raises funds for a local San Antonio non-profit organization through a Pin Pandemonium partnership.
“Our initial plan was to wait for the rescheduled dates for Fiesta, however, when we learned that Fiesta 2020 was canceled altogether, we worked with The Children’s Shelter to move sales virtual,” Elizondo said.
Proceeds generated from medal and pin sales will help The Children’s Shelter mission to provide care for children who have experienced maltreatment; family strengthening programs that help parents overcome crises; children in licensed foster homes; and provide mental health services for children and families affected by traumatic experiences.
“The shelter is dealing with its own heartbreaking situation with COVID-19, we want to help provide some relief to the families they serve and the staff and allow our friends and neighbors to participate if they can,” Partner Steve Dummitt said. “If you’re sitting at home right now reading the news and you’re unsure of how to help these children and the staff, purchase a pin or medal through our website.”
Pins are $8 and medals are $10. We’re sending a free gift with every purchase. Visit CarlsonCares.org/shop to purchase a custom Children’s Shelter Fiesta 2020 medal or pin.
About The Carlson Law Firm
With 13 locations across the state, The Carlson Law Firm is a Texas-based personal injury law firm committed to providing exceptional legal services to our communities. We handle a variety of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle injuries and workplace injuries, as well as medical malpractice, defective products, nursing home neglect, offshore injuries, wrongful death and much more.
About The Children’s Shelter The Children’s Shelter is a private, nationally accredited nonprofit corporation. Since 1901, we have provided a safe haven for child survivors of abuse, neglect, and abandonment in San Antonio and Bexar County. Today, The Children’s Shelter is a trauma-informed care certified organization that provides continuity of care through an array of a family of services. We provide emergency shelter and therapeutic foster care for children and youth. Our Family Strengthening programs teach nurturing parenting skills to vulnerable families and help families overcome crises. Finally, our mental health clinic provides trauma-sensitive therapeutic interventions for children and families impacted by maltreatment.