J|L Community Involvement: Giving Back To Jacksonville
First ACT: See Santa, Watch a Movie, and Feed Jacksonville
First ACT, the non-profit Florida Theatre’s young professional networking group, present “See Santa, Watch a Movie, and Feed Jacksonville”. Sponsored in part by Matthew Lufrano in 2016 & now in 2017, Admission is FREE for every adult and child with a gift of canned or nonperishable food. You can have your picture taken with Santa, have some hot chocolate, a sweet treat, or make an ornament at the crafting area!
Sponsorship of Downtown Recycling in Hemming Park
In January of 2016, Matthew Lufrano and Diana Johnson developed and sponsored the first initiative to bring recycling to downtown Jacksonville by teaming up with the Friends of Hemming Park. The firm’s sponsorship ensures that, for the entire year, can and bottle recycling will be available within the park. Our hope is that this initiative may spark other businesses and complexes to offer recycling services downtown.
Lawyers in the Library
Matthew Lufrano and his former law partner, Diana Johnson, remain committed to giving back to the residents of Northeast Florida and one avenue through which they do this is the pro bono program, Lawyers in the Library.
Sponsor for Annual JALA Staff Fun Day
Attorney Matthew Lufrano is a proud supporter of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA). For those of you who don’t know about JALA, it is a phenomenal legal organization that provides low income and special needs individuals with legal representation on various civil issues. As such, our firm was proud to sponsor the Annual JALA Staff Fun Day since 2015, where the underpaid and over worked attorneys of JALA were treated to a free day of fun at the local baseball grounds or the zoo.
Bowl for Kids Sake Fundraiser for BB&BSNEFL
Understanding that the children of Northeast Florida are our future and one way to guarantee that this future is bright is to team up with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. BBBSNEFL is an organization that pairs kids up with positive mentors and role models who can have an incalculable positive impact on these children. That’s why Matthew Lufrano and his former partner, Diana Johnson, have joined the Bowl for Kid’s Sake program, an initiative designed to assist Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northeast Florida ensure that they have the funding needed to run their programs.
Sponsorship of Strides for Pride
The world isn’t always a friendly place, but at our firm is committed to helping turn Northeast Florida into a more accepting and understanding environment for everyone, regardless of a person’s age, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. That’s why the firm proudly supports JASMYN and their annual Strides for Pride run, a 5K fun run specifically aimed at supporting young LGBT members in the community.
Sponsoring Kids and Adults during the Holidays
It’s important to know when you have a lot to be thankful for and that’s why every year the firm sponsors both children and adults over the holidays. After all, everyone deserves to know that they are cared for and to enjoy a special holiday season.