At Kazan Law we believe in giving back. In fact, our firm has its own foundation set up for that purpose. Over the last 20 years we have given over $20 million in grants to a wide array of community and civic organizations, including $6 million for mesothelioma research. This is one way we are giving back to the community of mesothelioma patients and families whose rights we fight for as asbestos litigation attorneys.
But we also believe in giving back to the community our law practice calls home as well as communities all across the US by supporting programs that help provide relief to the poor, distressed or under-privileged everywhere.
At this special time of year as we gather together in our homes to give thanks for our blessings, we at Kazan Law are especially touched by the poignant needs of those who struggle daily with securing for themselves and their families that basic of all human comforts – a home.
A home is an important cornerstone to a person’s wellbeing every day of the year but home takes on special significance at the holiday season. That is why to honor the holiday season we are giving back by donating $20,000 to a special organization called the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund.
The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund provides temporary assistance to help people living in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties. Over the last 27 years, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund has distributed more than $91 million to help individuals and families in need. Please take a moment and read some of the heartwarming stories about how people have been helped.
It is important to understand that vulnerable individuals and families may be facing loss of their home simply because of the changes rapidly occurring around us here in the Bay Area.
“As the center of the technology industry has moved north from Silicon Valley and the money from tech companies has flowed into the city, income disparities have widened sharply, housing prices have soared and orange construction cranes dot the skyline,” the New York Times reported about our region just this week. “More and more longtime residents are being forced out as landlords and speculators race to capitalize on the money stream.”
While the tech boom has enriched our region in many ways, it has also exacerbated the threat of homelessness for those all ready coping with life challenges. We are proud to support the Season of Sharing Fund campaign.