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Race to Serve 1,200

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BENEFITING: Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles

EVENT DATE: Nov 10, 2012

Patricia Oliver


Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles ("CLA-LA") seeks to serve the most vulnerable in society, including disabled veterans, the elderly, homeless families, victims of domestic violence, and refugees fleeing torture. 

CLA-LA relies on two teams of volunteers to serve our clients -- the legal services team and the compassion PLUS team. 

  1. The legal services team provides free legal counsel to help our clients retain basic necessities like housing, employment, family relationships, veteran's benefits, good credit, and Social Security. 
  2. The compassion PLUS team assists in providing food and snacks to our clients and assisting with spiritual care as desired by the clients (e.g., prayer or listening).  These team members understand that justice is not "just" a legal issue, and they seek to provide compassionate care. 

The services are provided to the client for free, but it costs CLA-LA an average of $150 for all overhead (including expenses to recruit and train volunteers, technical costs, and staff salaries).  Because of the volunteers who assist, the legal services provided are worth anywhere from $300 to $2,000. 

Please consider sponsoring each hour or each client served by the CLA-LA team member at our next clinic.  All funds raised will go directly to client services.  CLA-LA is an IRC section 501(c)(3) corporation, and all contributions are income tax-deductible as provided by law.

Sponsors may contribute:

(1)  via PayPal (see Donate at http://www.cla-la.org/); or

(2)  to avoid transaction fees, by printing this webpage and mailing it with your contribution Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles, c/o Gary Maeder, CFO, 12600 Preston Way, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

Please register online so that the team member knows of your gift and can keep track of how much was raised.   

Thank you again for joining us as we seek to serve the underserved.

Grace and peace,


Patricia K. Oliver, President & Executive Director

Jessie B. Johnston, Clinic Director & Development Associate



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