Community Service Jacksonville
At Harrell & Harrell, all our attorneys both contribute financially and volunteer their time to the poor and disadvantaged, charities, churches and various professional bar associations.
In the areas of charity work and contribution, we annually give time and money to many local organizations, but our focus has been toward children’s issues, medical services and The Jacksonville Humane Society. Some of the charities we offer assistance to are:
- Clay County Agricultural Fair – Harrell & Harrell is a proud Blue Ribbon Sponsor of the Clay County Fair. This local, family friendly event has been a part of Northeast Florida for 35 years and we are proud to be a partner of the fair!
- Children’s Miracle Network – Harrell & Harrell is proud to host the annual Holiday Toy Drive to support Jacksonville Children’s Miracle Network. Over the past 9 years, we have been able to help collect over 14,000 toys that have been used at our local hospitals of Wolfsons Children’s Hospital and UF Health. This toy drive supports the Child Life Specialist in providing toys to the children and patients at the hospitals. Distraction toys, fun games, arts and crafts and even basic necessities of shirts and socks are donated during the toy drive and distributed throughout the year at the hospitals. We are grateful to be a part of this annual event and help bring some cheer at the holidays to the children.
- Lifesouth Community Blood Center – Throughout the year, we are happy to have the Lifesouth Bloodmobile at our offices, to help collect blood for local hospitals. This community event allows both the Harrell and Harrell staff as well as our friends and neighbors in the community to donate blood and help save lives.
- Jacksonville Area Legal Aide provides free legal services for Jacksonville low income and special needs neighbors. Harrell and Harrell is proud to support this important organization both financially as well as with volunteer work and time. We have supported JALA through the years in fundraising, charity runs, Pro Bono work and other various ways. Renee Harrell has served on the board as directors, including serving as past President. This important organization is a vital part to the community and we are grateful to be involved.
- Guardian Ad Litem – Harrell & Harrell, P.A., strongly supports the Guardian Ad Litem office and its efforts to protect and advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children on the First Coast. In 2006, Harrell & Harrell, was the recipient of the Community Child Advocate Award. The Guardian Ad Litem office presents this award to a person or business in the community that has substantially supported its efforts and impacted the lives of children in a significant way. Harrell & Harrell received this award not only for providing financial support to efforts aimed at helping and protecting children on the First Coast, but also for the time spent by our attorneys volunteering to further those efforts.
- Voices for Children of the First Coast, Inc. – The primary private organization supporting and aiding the Guardian Ad Litem office in its mission to help and protect abused, neglected and abandoned children on the First Coast.
- Kids Deserve Justice Florida Specialty License Plate – The Kids Deserve Justice specialty license plate funds free legal services to low-income Florida children, allowing children to reach their full potential. Examples include legal representation for abused and neglected children, children in foster care, and children who need special education testing and services or access to health care.
- Wolfson Children’s Hospital – One of the nation’s top children’s hospitals, and the only children’s hospital in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.
- Florida’s Children First Inc. – The chief proponent for improving the educational outcomes for children in State custody in Florida.
- Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville – Provides housing for families while their children receive medical care.
- Jacksonville Humane Society – No shelter has enough cages for all the unwanted animals in a community, but even if one did no dog or cat should spend its life in a cage.
- Trio of Northeast Florida – Local chapter of Transplant Recipients International Organization, providing support and awareness of organ transplants.
- Volunteers in Medicine – This organization has branches nationally and provides medical care to the indigent through the volunteer services of the medical community. Retired physicians, nurses and other medical providers donate their time to those in need. In Jacksonville, there is a fully-staffed facility that provides excellent medical care