This October, the DRI Foundation, along with participating state, local and national defense organizations (SLNDOs), will hold its first International Day of Service. The Foundation is asking SLNDOs to hold a service project of their choice, irrespective of size or scope, anytime during the month of October—and then let us know about it! Participation will give SLNDOs the chance to give back to the community; strengthen relationships with DRI members and SLNDOs across the nation; assist in membership development; and generate positive publicity. It’s as simple as that—hold a service project in October and share it with us. All you need to do now is plan your activity!
The Foundation has several resources to assist with your planning, including some suggested charities to help. Please feel free to contact DRI Cares Chair Rebecca Nickelson, Vice Chair James Craven, Foundation Vice-President Jodi Terranova, or Foundation President Matt Keris if you need an idea or have a planning question.
The goal of the Foundation is to better support and bring awareness to the wellness, philanthropic and charitable efforts of defense lawyers across the country. The International Day of Service is one of the first steps the Foundation is taking to expand, better coordinate, and streamline the holistic betterment of the civil defense bar. We welcome you to be a part of this exciting first step.
Please complete a short form with the name of your organization, your service project, the date of your project, and the contact person for your organization. By later this summer, our Regional Directors will begin asking our state leaders for information on the service projects being considered. DRI will follow up with you in November to request a short article and picture of your service project, which may be publicized in DRI’s publications and on social media.
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