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Every $1 invested in CCLA programs returns $7 in economic benefits to the community

Why Donate to CCLA?

Every year Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida provides critical legal assistance to thousands of low-income residents of Broward County who could otherwise not afford it. Still, 85% of those in need of legal assistance go unserved due to a lack of funding and resources. Donations from members and caring individuals in the  community play a major role in our work assisting victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and families and seniors in need of public assistance or facing foreclosure.

Donate securely online – your tax-deductible gift will help Broward County’s underserved communities get the free civil legal services they so desperately need!

For corporate giving, in-kind donations, or donating by mail, please contact mmalone@legalaid.org.

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Impact people’s lives positively alongside
a reputable and beloved organization

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Help survivors of domestic violence,
seniors, and Veterans

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Donor recognition on our website, social
media, and at legal community events

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Challenges faced by our community

  • Broward County has an estimated 1.9 million residents
  • Nearly 300,000 live in poverty and cannot afford legal help
  • There is 1 full-time CCLA attorney for every 5,600 people in need
  • Florida leads the nation in ID theft and fraud among the poor and elderly
  • Florida is home to the third largest population of Veterans
  • Approximately 15% of Broward residents lack health insurance; 44% of our clients are uninsured
J Lipmann

We know that there are never going to be enough lawyers, and we do not have enough money to serve everyone with a legal issue. However, I am working hard to be one of the agents of rapid, effective, and high impact change. I have gained many personal benefits from doing pro bono work, but most importantly, doing this work reminds me why I chose to be a lawyer in the first place. The personal reward gained from donating my time and money far outweighs any amount I could ever give.

Juliette E. Lippman, Esq.
Past President, Florida Bar Foundation
Partner, Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire , PLLC

Other Ways to Give

Families

Holiday Adopt-a Family

Each year we invite law firms, social groups, and families to become an adopter in our Holiday Adopt A Family project. We identify families who cannot afford a holiday celebration and match them with an adopter. Gifts like electronics, bikes, games, clothes, books, toys, and gift certificates help out families who would not have a holiday celebration without your generosity. For information contact Andres Matiz at amatiz@legalaid.org.

In Memoriam

Make a donation in memory of a loved one or friend. To make a secure, check or online, tax-deductible donation contact Melisa Malone: 954-736-2470 or mmalone@legalaid.org.

Cy Pres Awards

In class action lawsuits a fund is created for payment of damages. After class members’ claims are paid, there often are residual funds remaining. Under the doctrine of Cy Pres, judges and class counsel can recommend that residual funds be awarded to fund legal service programs. To learn how to nominate CCLA as a Cy Pres Awards recipient, please contact Melisa Malone: 954-736-2470 or mmalone@legalaid.org.

Shop Amazon Smile

When you shop at smile.amazon.com you’ll find the exact same prices and shopping experience as Amazon.com, however Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to CCLA. You use your regular Amazon.com acount so your shopping cart, lists, and account settings remain the same. To shop, go to smile.amazon.com and select Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida.

#GivingTuesday

Now, more than ever, CCLA programs are being stretched beyond capacity. The average #GivingTuesday donation across charities nationwide last year was $140. While no gift is too small, we are calling on members of the community to “raise the bar” by encouraging a minimum donation of $150 to CCLA this #GivingTuesday – December 01, 2020. Donate today!

Note: Public Law 104-134 requires donors be advised that any funds received by Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida may not be expended for any purpose prohibited by the Legal Services Corporations Act or Public Law 104-134.

Every $1 invested in CCLA programs returns $7 in economic benefits to the community

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