In our business as bankruptcy attorneys, we get the pleasure of helping adults get out of debt. At our firm, we also look for ways that we can help our community and ways to mentor children.
Our Camp Chandler Cabin
This year, our firm in Montgomery assisted the YMCA at Camp Chandler and sponsored a cabin for its fall festival. The YMCA allowed us to decorate the cabin as we saw fit. This was right up my alley since I LOVE Halloween because it reminds me of so many awesome memories as a child. Halloween was and still is my favorite holiday, not for the dark side of the holiday but for the chance to get to see the smiles on so many kids faces when they receive a treat.
At Camp Chandler, my law partner, Gail Donaldson and I, along with our families were able to see around 250 of those smiles from children last Saturday. We brought over 9 pounds of candy and barely had any left at the end of the night. My 4-year old daughter loved handing out handfuls of candy, especially to the many princesses and superheroes that we met. She even ran into one of her classmates from pre-school who attended her very first birthday party.
We Hope We Have a Lasting Impact on These Kids
The YMCA had games, food, and televisions (for those Alabama fans) to entertain all members of the families and the night was a huge hit to our community. It was estimated that over 250 kids attended the event. As a child, I have fond memories of going to YMCA events such as lock-ins at our local YMCA. It meant so much to me as a child to have these opportunities and I hope that the kids that visited our cabin last Saturday will feel the same way when they get older.
Gail and I dressed as witches and the kids loved the fact that we had dressed up for them. We were good witches, not the scary kind (although my husband might say something different). The spells we were casting were only happy dreams and giant smiles. It is fun for us adults to remember how it was being a kid… when you had no cares in the world and thought everything was free.
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In reality, as adults, we know how hard it is to earn a dollar and makes ends meet. We see the effects of life events every day in our work. We will always look for ways to continue to give back to our community. Thank you to the YMCA of Montgomery for allowing Bond, Botes, Shinn & Donaldson, P.C., the opportunity to participate in the fall festival this year and thank you to Andy Donaldson for taking our pictures for us.
If you, like many Americans, suffer from living paycheck to paycheck, contact our skilled attorneys at Bond, Botes, Shinn & Donaldson for a free bankruptcy consultation today.
Mary Pool is a shareholder of the Bond & Botes Law Offices in Montgomery and Opelika, Alabama. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Auburn University at Montgomery, and a Juris Doctorate from Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law. She has represented thousands of clients over her more than 11 years working in the bankruptcy field. Read her full bio here.