Partnering Up to Give Back to Low-Income Families in Elgin

Our Illinois legal team partners with Elgin Downtown Neighborhood Association in support of Link Card Double Value Program offered to low-income families at the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market.

2016 Elgin Harvest Market

The seasonal outdoor farmers market is located at 200 North Grove Avenue in Downtown Elgin and is open:

  • Thursdays, June 2 – October 6
  • 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Over 500 people attend the market each week to enjoy live entertainment, a free kids program, local artisan items and locally grown fresh, quality vegetables, fruits, bread, meat, olives and spices. A full list of 2016 vendors, programs and more may be found at

What is the Link Card Double Value Program?

BMO Harris, a local bank, created the “Link Card Double Value Program” to offer additional assistance to low-income families who use Illinois Link Cards.

In three easy steps, low-income families can receive an additional $20 match, per week, to buy fruits and vegetables and all kinds of groceries. Since the market is open for 18 consecutive weeks, that’s an additional $380 worth of food each family can potentially get throughout the season.

Connect with Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys’ Elgin Personal Injury Law Firm

Our Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys’ Elgin personal injury law office opened in the Spring of 2016. In addition to giving back to local communities through charitable and supportive service and volunteer work, our Chicago area law firms successfully represent those who have been injured seek much needed compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.

For more information about our outreach efforts in Illinois, please contact Josh Polanco, Community Outreach Coordinator, by calling (708) 222-2222.  You can also follow us on Twitter ( and like our Facebook page ( for current updates regarding legal topics and other community involvement and contributions.

Thank You – Pahrump Balloon Festival

Pahrump balloon festival Dear Glen Lerner,

I would like to thank you for sponsoring myself along with my friend for the hot air balloon ride during the festival that happened here in Pahrump. It was an invigorating experience.

Thanks to you, not only I, but other homeless youth were able to experience how beautiful the town is from in the sky. We went up in the balloon named Top Of The Mornin’ and the pilot was amazing. I was able to fulfill a dream of mine and that means the world to me.

Thank you again for the experience.


Glen Lerner Sponsors USA Basketball Outreach In Illinois


Tom Grace, one of the attorneys at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys’ office in Chicago, has been working with young basketball players at the Salvation Army Cross Generations Community Center on Burr Oak Avenue in Blue Island since January 2016. Tom has coached youth basketball for eight years and shares his knowledge with both players and coaches at the Center.

“Coaching kids is very rewarding to me,” says Tom Grace. “At times, I coach small groups of kids and at other times, I coach individual boys and girls.” “Overall, I have coached over 20 different players from the area.” Tom continued, “I had a chance to connect with many of the kids and really enjoyed the opportunity to share my knowledge of the game.” Tom works with D. Towers, a long time personal trainer at the Center, who is devoted to the development of the basketball talent in the Blue Island area.

Tom assists other coaches, like Dervel and Marlon Jackson with Jackson Community Services and the youth basketball teams that they organize.Josh Polanco, the former Captain at the Center, made the connection with Lt. Bersabe Vera, the Corp Officer / Pastor at the Center and had the idea of putting Tom’s passion for coaching to good use. Josh, a minister, has been volunteering his time in the Blue Island area for many years and often leads church services at the Center. Josh is now the Community Outreach Coordinator with the Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys. Josh, based in the law firm’s Elgin office, organizes community events sponsored by the law firm all across Chicagoland.Recently, D. Towers organized a team from the Center to compete in a USA Basketball 3 on three tournaments on March 25, 2016, at the Southland Center in Lynwood and invited Tom to coach the team. The team consisted of 4 freshmen and sophomores from the Blue Island area and who regularly play at the Center in Blue Island. Of course, Tom jumped at the chance to coach.USA Basketball hosted the tournament.

Ten teams competed in a double elimination tournament for a chance to move on and compete on a regional and national basis, and ultimately for an opportunity to represent the United States in international play. Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys paid the entry fee, and Tom coached the team. The team finished second in the tournament. To get the Championship game, the team came back in the last two minutes to tie the game and got a critical stop on defense to force overtime. In overtime, they pushed ahead and won the game. A great comeback victory. The boys fought hard but ultimately lost in Championship game to a group of older and very talented players.The players on the team got a chance to see where basketball might take them and learned that hard work and dedication is necessary to get there. On any given Saturday morning, you may find Tom at the Center in Blue Island sharing his knowledge and passion for the game of basketball with local players and coaches.

For Salvation Army event information or to donate directly to the Salvation Army at


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HIV/AIDS is EVERYONE’s public health issue. AIDS Walk Las Vegas is Nevada’s most significant fundraising event in the fight against HIV/AIDS, which is why Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys is a proud sponsor. It funds supportive services designed to stabilize and empower clients living with or affected by HIV, including:

-Guiding our clients through AFANLV’s referral and monitoring programs
-Connecting clients with HIV specialists in various fields of medicine
-Prevention education, including weekly seminars for clients and providers, as well as community outreach initiatives
-Taxi vouchers and bus passes for transportation to healthcare providers
-Rent and utility assistance
-Nutritional counseling, food vouchers, and dietary supplements for those affected by weight-loss due to HIV progression
-Kids’ program that ensures children affected by HIV enjoy a sense of normalcy
-All AFAN programs are designed to eliminate fear, prejudice, and the stigma associated with the disease.

Join Grand Marshals Penn & Teller – along with local celebrities, businesses and community leaders – in making this a Las Vegas-style landmark event in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

For AIDS Walk Las Vegas’ 26th anniversary, Penn & Teller are challenging walkers to raise at least $250. If you achieve this minimum goal, Penn and Teller will match your fundraising dollar for dollar!* If you want a shot at doubling your contribution, join the Penn & Teller Challenge when you register!

*Penn & Teller Challenge donations will be matched until the maximum amount is reached.


Last year, more than 6,000 people walked with us to raise awareness for the cause. We invite you to walk with your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, or alongside the thousands of other members of our community who come together to show their support.

Every donation counts, no matter the amount. Our online registration website has great fundraising ideas to help get you started, or you may share your unique idea(s) to help motivate and inspire others to reach their goals. Aim high and be creative, passionate and persistent – your success may surprise you! Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to join you and/or sponsor you for AIDS Walk Las Vegas. Also, many companies will match your contributions through a Matching Gift Program. Check with your employer and encourage your donors/sponsors to do the same.

Although medical advances have improved and prolonged many people’s lives over the last few decades, the need for AFAN’s services continues to be crucial. In 1984, the founders of AFAN did not imagine that there would still be a need to advocate for our clients 30 years later. So much has been accomplished of which we should all be proud, yet as we know, there is still much to be done. Your support, hard work and generosity will allow us to continue our mission.

31st Anniversary Women’s Resource Medical Centers So. Nevada

WRMC of Southern Nevada

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys is a sponsor for 31st Shareholders in Life Fundraising Banquet & Silent Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada to be held on Friday, April 8, 2016

Keynote Speaker

The Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada (WRMCSN) is pleased to announce our 31st Anniversary Shareholders in Life Fundraising Banquet & Silent Auction at the Rio Pavillion Convention Center on Friday, April 8, 2016 featuring Keynote Speaker, Dr. Tony Evans.

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. He is a pastor, best-selling author and frequent speaker at Bible conferences, crusades and seminars throughout the nation.

Dr. Evans has served as the Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 35 years, witnessing its growth from ten people in 1976 to now over 9,000 congregants with 100 plus ministries.

Dr. Evans also serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in America through the church. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 500 stations throughout the United States and in more than 40 countries. Dr. Evans has authored over 50 books including Oneness Embraced, The Kingdom Agenda, Marriage Matters and The Battle is the Lord’s. Dr. Evans served as chaplain for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and continues to serve as chaplain for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, a ministry he has done for over 30 years.

Dr. Tony Evans is married to Lois, his wife and ministry partner of 40 years. They are the proud parents of four: Chrystal, Priscilla, Anthony Jr., and Jonathan as well as proud grandparents of ten: Kariss, Jessica, Jackson, Jesse Jr., Jerry Jr., Kanaan, Jude, Joel, Kelsey and Jonathan II.

Ticket Purchase Pricing:
General Seating
$100 per Individual / $1,000 Table (10)
Premium Seating
$200 per Individual / $2,000 Table (10)

Private Reception
$500 Per Person
(does not include seating)
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here

Private Keynote Reception
5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Silent Auction
5:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.

Dinner & Program
7:00 P.M. to 9:15 P.M.

Rio Pavilion Convention Center


Please contact [email protected] or 702-366-1247 x 5
Please join us in prayer for the success of this special evening as we come together to celebrate 31 years of service to Southern Nevada. May the Lord call new partners to His ministry through the powerful message of Dr. Evans. We look forward to seeing you there for this LIFE changing event!

West Hollywood Elementary Gala Title Sponsors

WeHo elementary 2016 galaJust like other school districts across the country, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) budget is limited. These limitations often result in major cuts to school programs across the district.

West Hollywood Elementary felt the ripple effect of these cut-backs, including a decline in enrollment and stagnant academic growth.

In an effort to reverse the downfall of the school, parents rallied together to form the non-profit group Friends of West Hollywood Elementary.

Our West Hollywood personal injury law firm is honored to join the Group in their efforts to support the kids at West Hollywood Elementary. We are equally pleased to be a titled sponsor of their 9th Annual Gala Auction.

Attorneys Giving Back to West Hollywood Elementary

For the past nine years Friends of West Hollywood Elementary has held a gala auction to raise funds to support the school. 2016’s goal is to raise $125,000.

You don’t want to miss out on any of the fun and excitement planned for March 12th!

Freind of WeHo Elementary Gala

The 9th Annual Gala Auction will feature jazz band Stew and the Crew, cocktails and must-have luxury auction items at bargain prices.

Phyllis Morris Showroom in West Hollywood will be the backdrop of this elegant evening.

Save $15 on your tickets now by purchasing them in advance.



More About Friends of West Hollywood

Friends of West Hollywood Elementary (FOWHE) is a non-profit 501(c) parent -run group dedicated to raising funds in support of West Hollywood Elementary.

They are dedicated to helping the school provide additional resources that will give all students the best opportunities for a bright future – regardless of their economic, ethnic, cultural or linguistic background.

Join us in giving back and helping make a difference in the lives of West Hollywood kids. Contact Friends of West Hollywood Elementary to find out how.


Hablamos Espanol Expo

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys handed out free giveaways at The 11th Annual Hablamos Español Expo at The Centre of Elgin and the Heritage Ballroom, 100 Symphony Way in downtown Elgin, Saturday, March 7 from 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. This free event, which draws more than 1,000 people into downtown Elgin annually, is a celebration of Hispanic heritage, culture, arts, business and community.

New this year will be the inaugural Prom & Quinceañera Fashion Show featuring U-46 students showcasing beautiful Latina fashions from Bella’s Fashions, 156 E. Chicago Street, in downtown Elgin and prom dresses from YWCA Elgin’s iHeart Prom Expo (March 13) and Cinderella’s Closet event (March 21), where teens can get a prom dress for less starting at only $15.

10:30am Elgin State Bank – IRA Accounts/Cuentas de Retiro
11:00am Centro de Informacion – Expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability)
11:30am Advocate Sherman Hospital – How to best utilize the many health care and wellness resources available to keep families healthier and drive down health care costs
12:30pm Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – 10 Things You Should Know About Breast & Cervical Cancer
1:00pm City of Elgin 311 – Learn more about the Elgin 311 department from 311 Advocates Andriana Hernandez and Elvira Hunter
1:30pm Neighborhood Housing Services – Learn more about NHS’s products and services that help provide affordable housing to working families.
2:00pm Prairie Foot and Ankle – Learn more about proper podiatric care of feet and ankles

• Elgin State Bank will have a very special guest at their booth to take photos with kids and families – the Easter bunny!

• Enjoy live music, dancing and entertainment in the Heirtage Ballroom from local performing arts groups:

10:00am: U-46 Mariachi Band
10:30am: Huff Elementary School Dance
11:00am: City of Elgin 311 App Presentation
11:30am: Sebastian Jemison from Ola la Ijorere Salsa Dancing Demo
12:00pm: Prom & Quinceañera Fashion Show
1:00pm: Organizacion Mexicana de Elgin Proverb Game for Kids
1:30pm: Keynote Speaker Angelica Atondo

Pahrump Christmas Donations

Our Pahrump legal team is helping make this holiday season merrier and bright by assisting three organizations that give back and support local families and individuals. We extend a special “thank you” to them for all they do to give underprivileged children, families, and individuals gifts and food for the holidays!

Nye County Communities Coalition Dinner Party

Nye County Community CoalitionThe Nye County Communities Coalition is hosting a free Christmas Dinner on December 25th from noon – 3:00 p.m. at the NyECC Activities Center (1020 E. Wilson Rd., Pahrump, 89048).  Free homebound meal deliveries and senior center and handicapped transportation services are also being offered that day.

Please contact Linda DeMeo at 775-727-5008 to learn more about homebound meal deliveries and Ann Harris at 775-7227-5008, ext. 10 to learn more about transportation options.

Letters to Santa

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Letters to Santa increase excitement during the holidays by giving kids the chance to write a letter to the North Pole and receive a response back.

Donations received help keep this joyful program up and running for children of all ages.

Kids are invited to send their letters to Santa by December 19th to P.O. Box 133 Pahrump, NV 89041.

Tribe Motorcycle Club

Tribe Biker Club Santa RunMembers of the Tribe Motorcycle Club have volunteered their time for more than 25 years to deliver toys and food to local underprivileged families during the annual Santa Bike Run.

The club is notified of these families through a variety of organizations and through word of mouth.

Las Vegas Students Get Magical Opportunity

Magical Forest GLIA 2015Opportunity Village is hosting private parties in the month of December so that local students from Clark County at-risk schools can participate in a unique holiday celebration that highlights the importance of acceptance and the many benefits that come from spreading goodwill and cheer.

Our Las Vegas legal team is sponsoring 170 students from Clyde Elementary and co-sponsoring 110 students from Doris Handcock Elementary.

Activities that Help Combat Bullying in Clark County Schools

Part of the fun and educational activities planned for the day include:

  • An open “Be Kind” anti-bullying dialogue about accepting the difference in others, such as those living with a disability and individuals from other ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Meet and greet with Santa
  • Receiving a special holiday gift

Students will also have the chance to ride the Forest Express Passenger Train and Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel,  walk through the forest of dazzlingly decorated trees, and more.

Interested in learning more about the anti-bullying “Be Kind” movement and Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest? Please contact Charlene Blackstone at [email protected]

2015 McDonald’s® Thanksgiving Parade Sponsors

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We are kicking off the season of giving and goodwill in Chicago by sponsoring the Horace Mann Marching Band during the 2015 McDonald’s® Thanksgiving Parade on November 26.

All of the fantastically talented entertainers participating in the parade will provide three hours of fun, family-friendly entertainment from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST).

Not able to attend McDonald’s® Thanksgiving Parade in person? Watch all the action locally live on WGN 9 Chicago or nationally on WGN America beginning at 8:00 AM CST.

Chicago Community, History and Cultural

Just like the Chicago Festival Association, our law firm actively reaches out to members of local communities from many different cultural groups. 

It is our mission to make a difference and give back by supporting local community groups and activities, such as the 2015 McDonald’s® Thanksgiving Parade.

From our team to you, we wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.