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Posted on: Jan 8, 2016
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Coburn Place Holiday Party a Festive Way to Give Back


By Roxana S. Bell, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

On Saturday, December 12, In lieu of a division Holiday Party, the Women and the Law Division (WLD) sponsored a holiday party for approximately 30 children residing at the Coburn Place in Indianapolis.

Coburn Place Safe Haven provides fully furnished apartments to women who have suffered from domestic violence. These women, along with their children, stay anywhere from six months to two years to begin healing and move toward a life of independent living.

[caption id="attachment_2727" align="aligncenter" width="233"]IMG_4491-1 Rachael Ehlich helps out with crafts.[/caption]

The WLD had 22 volunteers who assisted the cookie decorating, face-painting, holiday crafts and holiday ornament decorating. Many of the attorney volunteers also brought their children along to help with the event, and the popular balloon artist Faith the Fairy was a huge hit with all of the kids.

[caption id="attachment_2728" align="aligncenter" width="225"]IMG_4493 WLD Chair Lucy Dollens assists with facepainting.[/caption]

In addition to volunteering their time, the WLD members also collected and donated shelf-stable snacks for Coburn Place’s after-school program. Thank you to all who volunteered and happy holidays!

This post was written by Roxana Bell, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Women and the Law Division, please email Rachel Beachy at rbeachy@indybar.org.

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