Connell Foley Volunteers Renovate Two Jersey City Buildings for “Women Rising” Organization

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ROSELAND, N.J./May 9, 2008 -- Continuing its rich tradition of supporting local charitable organizations, more than 40 volunteers from Connell Foley LLP, a Roseland-headquartered law firm, recently participated in a renovation project at two “Women Rising” facilities in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The renovations, which took place on March 29, 2008, included work at the historic former YWCA building on Fairmont Avenue. The renovation work is part of a program called Rebuilding Together/Christmas in April that Connell Foley participates in each year. The organizers of Rebuilding Together/Christmas in April assemble volunteers from its ranks, as well as from local civic groups, and recruit sponsors, evaluate possible renovation sites, and train the volunteers for these renovation projects.

“We are proud of our firm’s commitment to charities throughout New Jersey,” said Kevin J. Coakley, Managing Parter of  Connell Foley. “This year’s 'Christmas in April' project included over 40 attorneys, support staff, and family members. As in years past, the work that these volunteers performed helped to restore individual homes as well as facilities for non-profit and charitable organizations. Indeed, a lot of this work serves to revitalize entire communities and makes a lasting impression on those families and individuals that benefit from these housing and facility ‘make-overs.”

“Women Rising, Inc.” is a community-based organization governed and managed by women. Its purpose is to help women and their families achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, fulfilling, and productive lives through social services, economic development, and advocacy services.

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