COSTA MESA, Calif., December 22, 2012 – Volunteers from Rutan & Tucker, LLP, California’s largest full-service law firm based in Orange County, recently participated in the 42nd year of Share Our Selves’ Annual Adopt A Family program, a holiday tradition that embraces many struggling Orange County families by providing gifts and food for the holidays.
This year, the program undertaken by the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit connected donors and volunteers with more than 1,100 families with children that were recommended by Costa Mesa and Santa Ana schools.
Partner Kathy Jenson again organized the firm’s involvement in the project, which included having Rutan attorneys, staff and family members gather at the OC Fair & Event Center to help sort, load and deliver the items to schools where they were then given to the families.
The list of Rutan volunteers included Bill Ihrke, Dave Larsen, Layne Melzer and his son Shane, along with Hans Van Ligten and his daughter Meagan and son Andy, plus Joel Kuperberg, Ajit Thind, Jeff Goldfarb, Alisha Patterson, Kristine Wang, Cynthia Kaiser, Michelle Molko and Dave Collins.
“We thank Kathy Jenson for organizing this volunteer effort and applaud everyone involved for giving their time and energy to assist local families in need during the holiday season,” said Ski Harrison, the firm’s managing partner.
Share Our Selves (SOS)
Founded in 1970 by a group of concerned individuals, primarily members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Costa Mesa, Share Our Selves (SOS) has grown to become a model nonprofit organization providing the highest quality comprehensive safety net services to the homeless and low-income populations in Orange County. Detailed information is available at www.shareourselves.org.
About Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Rutan & Tucker is Orange County’s largest full-service law firm with offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto. Primary practice areas include corporate and securities law, business and real estate litigation, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, government and regulatory law, land use law, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.