Category Archives: St Lawrence Place

12th Incoming Law Student Community Service Project UPDATE

WOW! it was not 100º or raining!  This year storage units were the theme! Several organizations had teams organizing storage units. Boxes were made, conference and race material assembled, clothes sorted, food and backpacks stuffed and all kinds of things moved.

Thanks to everyone who stepped up and made a real difference to our community. Give yourself a pat on the back!  Enjoy a few photos


A bountiful Thanksgiving

24 bowls of fruit and hot chocolate were delivered to St Lawrence Place. The 24 families were able to enjoy an healthy snack during the Thanksgiving season. Thanks to everyone who donated items and to the team that assembled and delivered the gifts

24 bountiful bowls

India Whaley and Angelica Padgett put together bowls

Caroline Davis makes them fancy!

Rebecca Kennedy is aided by St Lawrence Place staff

Thanks for a great Thanksgiving Dinner

Volunteers and donors from BLSA, CALS, J. Law and Education, PILS, Pro Bono Board and WIL cooked, donated and served a full Thanksgiving Dinner to the residents at the Family Shelter and St. Lawrence Place.

“Delicious, thank you, whipped cream!”  When we shared the tradition of the wishbone, one young boy won and whispered to me that his wish was ” I hope we are in our own home next year”  I whispered to him, ” that was my wish for you!”

Thanks to everyone who donated food, cooked and served!  A great team effort!

Enjoy these photos from the event


Turkey and pie leftovers!

On Nov. 20, 2017 over 25 law students came together to make the lives of homeless families a bit better- they prepared, bought, delivered and served Thanksgiving Dinner to the residents of the Family Shelter and St. Lawrence Place.  This has been a tradition led by the Pro Bono Program for over 15 years but could not happen without the support of student organizations.  BLSA, the Honor Council, the SBA and WIL were real troopers in this effort and judging from the smiles it was a total success.

enjoy these photos of the team in action!  Law student talents include making amazing mac and cheese ( thanks Buster) the pie team ( Maura and Patty), Grant and Sarah made sure things were hot, especially the gravy,  Dean Cherry, Ivey and Chelsea can portion out food with best and Brianna on bread was not to be messed with. Lauren made sure everyone got cranberry sauce ( even if they don’t like it) Simone documented the event in photos, Tony was on garbage duty! Chris and Joseph kept the cups of juice and tea flowing.  Lashawnda was a superb ringleader and the serving team ( too many to mention by name, I know I will forget someone) made our guests feel welcome and kept the plates moving and this was not easy in such a tight space! Clean up was a breeze and the leftovers will be a welcome reminder of this great event.  Thanks for the Thanksgiving!   Pam

Turkey Time!

For over 15 years the Pro Bono Program along with various student organizations have provided Thanksgiving Dinner for the residents of St. Lawrence Place- transitional housing center for homeless families.  This year BLSA, WIL and the Honor Council are joining us and we are adding the residents at the Family Shelter!  Yikes, but we can do it!

The event takes place on Monday, November 20 from 5:30-8. We are still in need of a few items. If you are interested in participating we would recommend quickly signing up to supply an item. The food is broken down into small, easily purchased or cooked items.  Nothing complicated and for things like pies- no one is going to be unhappy with a pie from Publix!!

All the details and the sign up are located here:

The best part?  We feel good about helping and still able to share a meal together.