- Second straight year that firm has supported Local Love Awards
- Donations to non-profit group serve underprivileged, at-risk youths
- Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, boxing champ Errol Spence Jr. among presenters
DALLAS [March 01, 2018]- The Eberstein Witherite law firm announced today that it again is the title sponsor for Project 16’s annual Local Love Awards, a fundraiser to help underprivileged and at-risk youths and prepare them for a better and more successful future.
The fundraiser, March 17 at the Omni Dallas Hotel, honors top influencers among minority businesses, including designers, restaurateurs, fitness coaches, lifestyle and digital bloggers, hair stylists, photographers and more. All proceeds go to the non-profit charity, Project 16.
“We are thrilled to support Project 16 for the second straight year,” said Amy Witherite, founding partner of the firm. “Our core principle is ‘We Keep Life Running.’ Project 16 exemplifies that effort, empowering the community and motivating our youth. Its dedication in giving children exposure to real world experiences is incredible and truly inspirational.”
Lady Jade, co-host on the KKDA-FM (104.5) program “DeDe in the Morning,” created Project 16 to give local youths a hands-on curriculum that teaches practical and necessary life skills, especially as they enter the workforce.
“Knowledge and preparation increases confidence, motivation and opportunities to become a more prepared and outstanding citizen after high school”, says Lady Jade. The organization provides enriched experiences through exposure and participation, helping them thrive in different social and cultural environments.
“I am one of those people who truly believes in my soul that we can make the world a better place one child at a time. I am not going to sit around and wait for someone else to do it,” she
said. “God has blessed me, so I want to bless them and give our youth a fair shot at a bright, successful future.”
Eberstein Witherite, which specializes in personal injury and motor vehicle accidents, has been involved for years in community outreach programs.
In June 2017, it presented 10 graduates at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Fort Worth with $1,000 and $2,000 checks as a part of the firm’s Making a Difference renewable scholarship program, which started in 2015. The scholarships are for students going to community colleges, trade schools and universities. That includes those pursuing paralegal training, information technology, ultrasound techs and medical records personnel.
Also last year, Eberstein Witherite partnered with “K104” to help benefit Women Called Moses, a non-profit that assists survivors of domestic violence through education and advocacy services. Women Called Moses was established to help women find a safe haven while trying to rebuild their lives.
The organization provides education and support for women and children, including emergency housing, counseling programs, life skills, crisis counseling, transitional support, long-term support and court advocacy.
“We are committed to giving back to our community,” Witherite said. “It’s the same focus that drives our legal practice. Our goal is to level the legal playing field and make legal services available to those with little or no legal representation in time of personal injury and crisis, regardless of their socioeconomic class, education or status in life.”
The Local Love Awards gala is being hosted by “K104” personalities Dede McGuire and Michael Shawn.
Award presenters include boxing welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr., Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion Deion Sanders, Grammy nominated music producer J. White Did It and social media superstars Ice Mike (@icemikeloveasia, with more 1.1 million Instagram followers) and his daughter, Asia (@asialovesdaddy, with more than 200,000 followers).
For more information and tickets to the event, please see www.llawards.com.
About Eberstein Witherite
Eberstein Witherite LLP, is a Dallas personal injury law firm, specializing in motor vehicle accidents. Our senior partners are native Texans. Their legal experience allows them to represent the clients we proudly serve in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding communities. Our comprehensive practice provides a team of bilingual staff members who can discuss all aspects of an entire case in Spanish if needed.
We Keep Life Running for our clients, so they can focus on healing from their injuries, taking care of their families and getting their life back together. Our attorneys and staff are committed to helping our injured clients in ways uncommon in the legal industry and we never stop until they receive the service and support they rightly deserve. For more information, please visit https://www.dallastexaspersonalinjurylawyers.com/.
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About Project 16
Project 16 is dedicated to serving underprivileged, at-risk youth, through support, education, and exposure while instilling basic life skills to help prepare them for a better and more successful future. For more information, please visit https://www.project16dfw.org/.
Marketing Director, Eberstein Witherite