The Second Annual Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia brunch banquet is this Saturday, November 1, 2014! You can learn more about it here (the link is the evite). There is still time to RSVP! The banquet will take place at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West which is located at 4010 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. The banquet will take place at 10:00am and conclude at about 11:00am and free breakfast/brunch food will be provided.
At the banquet you will learn all about what the Clinic does through a specially shot video presentation and some speakers. Also, the second annual Guzikowski Award (named after our primary benefactor) will be presented to our volunteer of the year. Who will it be?!
The Clinic exists to help people secure justice in the American legal system here in the Philadelphia area; to that end, we serve literally hundreds of people in the City of Philadelphia (and the surrounding area) with pro bono or low cost legal services. We are currently trying to expand into Kensington and Germantown (neighborhoods in Philadelphia) and other areas in order to expand our reach and help more people.
Of course, like any charity organization, in order to help others we need your help to do it. Please come out to one of our Clinic locations to see what we are doing first hand; our Clinic locations are described here. Also, we are always in need of money to fund our ministry. If you feel led to donate, you can do so here. If you cannot do these things, please pray for us and our ministry or donate your time as we always need help with administration, filing, counseling, chaplaincy, and other similar things in the everyday working of the Clinic.
Most importantly, however, the Clinic exists for people to be the face of Jesus to those who need it and to help people, not just through their legal issues, but through their spiritual ones as well, which so often are closely related to their legal issues. Help us heed Christ’s call to help “the least of these” by giving to our efforts. Always remember that Jesus identified himself as among those called “least” as they, in the end, will be great.
Before I forget, please be sure to watch this great video as it is shows a few of the personal stories of the people the Clinic has helped. This is the video that was made for last year’s banquet. Thanks and God bless.