We Stay Involved In Our Community
In 2013, Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. gave a financial gift to MercyCorps. The funds were earmarked to aid the one million Syrians who have fled the entrenched civil war in their country for the relative safety of neighbors like Jordan. MercyCorps is working to ensure these families have warm, safe shelters and clean, accessible water and will continue to support local communities after this crisis is over. They are also committed to renovating more warm, sturdy shelters and providing refugee children with the emotional support they need to recover from the trauma of their experience.
In 2013, Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. made a monetary contribution to Save the Children’s “Syria Children in Crisis Fund. Save the Children feeds malnourished babies, protects children in crisis, provides health care for orphans, educates disabled youth, defends girls from exploitation and so much more. They are committed to helping the children of Syria and their families get through these dark days and restore hope in the aftermath of this devastating emergency.
Think Local is a Lancaster Chamber led, community wide initiative to improve our local economy by encouraging consumers and business decision makers to support local businesses when making purchases. The primary goal of Think Local is to stimulate and accelerate the local economy by encouraging business decision makers and consumers to keep their dollars local, where the impact can be significant as dollars recirculate locally.
Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. is a proud participant in the Chamber’s Think Local initiative as the firm believes in the importance of a public awareness campaign that highlights the positive results when consumers and business leaders support area companies.
Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. is a proud contributor to “Dancing Arches,” a colorful and vibrant sculpture selected by Lancaster’s Public Art Advisory Board to be installed in the newly renovated Rodney Park in Lancaster City. The artist, Randy Walker, uses the concept of arches as an invitation to enter and move through space to discover something new. He notes that arch forms are woven throughout Lancaster’s history, geography, and urban fabric–from the grand brick facade marking the entry at the downtown Central Market to the narrow passageways between row houses on Coral Street. The sculpture, a series of varying tubular metal arches, will offer a unique view from every vantage point, its colors overlapping and combining. Seen from Third Street, the sculpture will be a portal to the splashing pool beyond; looking from inside the park, the arches frame the intersection of Rodney and Third Streets. And at night the sculpture’s colorful arches will be illuminated from within, creating a soft, glowing beacon.
In 2013, Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. supported Hospice & Community Care’s Annual Labor Day Auction as a Silver Sponsor. Hospice & Community Care is dedicated to providing care and comfort to help patients and families live better at the end of life. They are committed to excellence through the continual strengthening of home hospice care, inpatient hospice care and bereavement services, while advocating for comfort, support and timely access to services. Hospice & Community Care also serves as medical, ethical, spiritual and educational advisors in matters related to end-of-life care.
In 2008, Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. made the five-year commitment to fund The Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. Scholarship through Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania. The mission of Kids’ Chance is to provide financial support for college and vocational education, through scholarship grants, to children of Pennsylvania workers who have been killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident, resulting in financial need.
Since 2010, Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. has proudly been a primary sponsor of Schreiber Pediatric Rehabilitation Center’s Annual Gala. Schreiber Pediatric offers premier outpatient physical, occupational and speech-language therapy to children with disabilities, developmental delays and acquired injuries. In 2013, the Annual Gala’s theme was “OOSchreiber,” a nod to the series of James Bond movies, and the event raised over $80,000.00 for children with special needs.”
Since 2010, Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. has routinely and regularly contributed to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. The Food Bank solicits, inventories and distributes food and other donated products to over 700 partner agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, etc.) that directly serve people struggling with hunger, and it now serves 27 counties in the Central Pennsylvania area.
In December 2011, Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. contributed to Millersville University as part of an Athletics Corporate Sponsorship. The sponsorship supports, among other sports at the University, the Millersville Marauders Aquatic Club.
In 2011, Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. partnered with Hempfield School District in Lancaster County to form a sponsorship agreement that will give the Firm the naming rights to Hempfield’s stadium. The stadium is now known as Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. Stadium at Hempfield High School. Attorney Tony Georgelis was raised in Hempfield and now maintains his law practice there, so he wanted to find a way to give back to the area that has given so much to him and his family over the years. Georgelis Law Firm’s contribution to the School District will benefit students and taxpayers by funding educational programs.
As part of the 2012 and 2013 Hempfield MiniThons, Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. contributed to the Four Diamonds Fund, whose mission it is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support and innovative research. The Fund works to ensure that families whose children have pediatric cancer will never have to worry about the cost of the life-saving treatments their children need. Georgelis Law Firm hopes to continue its support of the Four Diamonds Fund for years to come.
In 2012 and 2013, Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. helped sponsor the Humane League of Lancaster County’s Annual Wags & Whiskers Event. All proceeds from this Event go to the Animal Rescue Fund, which provides shelter, care and medical treatment for homeless and abused animals that are brought to the Humane League. Georgelis Law Firm participated as a Bronze Sponsor for Wags & Whiskers this year, is part of the “Best Friends” group of donors and hopes to continue its support of the Humane League for many years.
The causes we support hold a special place in our hearts, and we take our responsibility to help in any way we can very seriously.