Meyer, Unkovic & Scott kicked off its 2nd Annual Kindness Card Project on Tuesday, November 12th. The project is an initiative developed by the firm’s Wellness and Diversity Committees to encourage the spread of kindness and appreciation during the season of giving and throughout the year.
Led by attorney Beth Slagle, more than 50 staff members and attorneys volunteered to create unique, hand-painted cards that are available for purchase. All donations collected for the cards benefit 412 Food Rescue and its vitally important food distribution and food waste mitigation initiatives throughout the Pittsburgh region. In addition, employees of 412 Food Rescue also volunteered to paint cards.
In its inaugural year in 2018, the firm’s initial goal was to sell 800 cards, but in only 10 days, all were sold. In total, more than 1,400 cards were sold, raising $3,800 for 412 Food Rescue. “The compliments that we received about the cards last year, starting with clients, family, and friends, were nothing short of amazing,” said Slagle. “They were inspired by what our artists created. We think they’ll be equally moved and even more impressed by this year’s creations.”
The Kindness Card Project began last year with a simple concept – offering watercolor painting classes through the firm’s Wellness Committee to the staff as a method of having fun and reducing stress. But there was such enthusiasm and engagement in the painting classes that jumping to the next step – “painting for a cause” – was embraced wholeheartedly by staff, attorneys, and the firm’s management committee, according to Slagle.
About 412 Food Rescue
412 Food Rescue was founded as a direct response to the disconnect between food waste, hunger, and environmental sustainability. 412 Food Rescue’s portfolio of food recovery initiatives ranges from building technology and logistics infrastructure to creating new markets for products that redirect good food from feeding landfills to feeding people. To learn more, visit www.412foodrescue.org.