Edwards Wildman's Boston office is participating in a gift drive program with a local nonprofit and client of the firm, Bridge Over Troubled Waters. This organization works with homeless teens in Boston, providing counseling, support and housing, and promoting education and job-training. Bridge provides an often overlooked segment of the Boston community with important opportunities to make meaningful, positive changes in their lives. 140 attorneys and staff in Edwards Wildman's Boston office have volunteered to donate more than 580 winter jackets, backpacks, scarves, gloves, soap, and other essentials.
"Many of these teenagers have never enjoyed a typical family holiday, and knowing that someone cares enough to give a gift means a lot to them," said Matt McTygue, partner-in-charge of Edwards Wildman's Boston office. "We are proud to help make the holiday season brighter for these young people and give back to the community in which we live and work."
Edwards Wildman's Boston office has a long tradition of pro bono service. The firm has advised Transition House, the oldest shelter in New England for victims of domestic abuse; Cambridge Cares About Aids, which provides case management and housing programs to persons with HIV, and community prevention programs to populations at risk of becoming infected with HIV; and the K&E Scholarship Fund, a charity formed to provide scholarships to underprivileged Boston and New York City children to attend summer camp in New Hampshire. In addition, a team of Edwards Wildman attorneys and paralegals run legal clinics and service indigent clients at Boston’s Pine Street Inn, which serves more than 1300 homeless men and women per day in housing disputes, social security appeals, and probation issues in criminal matters.