Community Grant Helps Expand Programming

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Featured Stories |

dscn2727-2When Baltimore-based attorneys at Ober|Kaler visited the firm’s D.C. office, they often wondered who stayed in the motels along New York Avenue – there were never any cars in the parking lot. The firm was inspired to support our mission when they learned from our grant application that these motels serve as overflow shelters for families wit h children.

As a result, Ober|Kaler presented Playtime Project with a $10,000 community grant in support of our efforts to expand our programming to children living in shelter overflow motels.

oberkaler_group“It is such a great honor to have been selected for this grant,” said Jamila Larson, Playtime Executive Director. “It will make such a difference for the children we will now be able to reach in the shelter motels.”

Last week, Jamila visited the law office to receive the check and give a presentation on Playtime’s programs and the children we serve.

oberkaler_presentationOber|Kaler awarded $35,000 in grants to three nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro areas. A committee chose this year’s recipients – from approximately 140 applications – for their specific programs focused on enriching the lives of underprivileged children, improving living standards for lower income families with children, and creating educational opportunities for at-risk youth.

Ober|Kaler is a national law firm providing integrated regulatory, transactional and litigation services to financial, health care, construction and other business clients across the United States. The firm has more than 110 attorneys, and offices in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Falls Church, Va.