Tuesday, December 2, 2008

M&W Charity Wine Tasting 2008

On October 26th, M&W held its third annual charity wine tasting. This year's beneficiary was the Mobile Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyers Program (pro bono program). The event raised over $10,500. The Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) is one of the top free legal service programs in the United States and assists hundreds of clients each year with civil legal matters. After Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the VLP assisted thousands of victims with property and title issues so they could secure government assistance. Over 50% of the Mobile Bar Association attorneys donate their time to the VLP each year. The funds raised from this year's event will go towards office supplies and various incidental operational expenses. The event was held at the Bakery Cafe and Market at 1104 Dauphin Street in mid-town Mobile.

In 2006 the proceeds from the first M&W Charity Wine Tasting helped build a playground in mid-town Mobile at Central Presbyterian Church for use by children of residents of the Family Promise Network and summer camp participants. In 2007 the proceeds from the M&W Charity Wine Tasting went to buy computers and school supplies for the USA Children's and Women's Hospital Class Act program. That program provides full time teachers to children in the hospital so they can maintain school attendance credit and keep up with their classwork while in the hospital. In 2009 the beneficiary will be Victory Health Partners which provides low cost medical services to people without health insurance.

A special thanks to our friends at Russell Thompson Butler & Houston CPAs and Cormier Chiropractic and Physical Therapy for again being platinum sponsors for this year's event.

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