At Graves McLain, we not only work hard for the benefit of our clients, we also look for ways to contribute to our local community. We are proud to be a successful Tulsa law firm using our resources and talents to support community initiatives and charitab le projects. We’d like to tell you about three projects we are currently working with.
In 2016, the firm identified a specific need in our local schools- children in underprivileged areas of the Tulsa public school system that needed help with all of the supplies they needed to start the school year. The first backpack drive we organized resulted in over 300 backpacks donated to students at Jackson Elementary. Now we are incredibly proud of the nearly 2000 backpacks complete with school supplies donated to schools each year.
Our founders and associates also donate their time and expertise to two non-profit organizations. Lawyers Fighting Hunger was founded in 2011 to address the crucially important issue of food security in Oklahoma. The foundation raises funds to fight hunger and food
insecurity and also provides funds to other non-profit organizations in the state. Started by a small group of attorneys, Lawyers Fighting Hunger includes lawyers from across Oklahoma, including our team at Graves McLain!
Tulsa Lawyers for Children advocates for the most vulnerable children in our community. Since 2000, TLC has provided pro bono legal representation for children who are suspected to have been abandoned, neglected or abused, and who cannot be represented by a public defender due to a conflict of interest with the parents. TLC also provides training for volunteer attorneys to expand the scope of this important service.
At Graves McLain, we want to make a difference in a big way in our local community. We started the Free Backpack Program with the mission to donate a free, brand new backpack to students at as many Tulsa Public Schools as possible at the beginning of each school year. The goal is for each of these backpacks to include necessary school supplies to try to avoid the financial burdens placed on families.READ MORE