Each year our firm selects a public charity that we feel captures the spirit of the season, and contributes on behalf of our clients and friends.
In 2021, we selected Crisis Text Line (CTL), https://www.crisistextline.org/, which provides free 24/7 mental health support in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Founded in 2013, CTL employs 220 professionals and manages a network of thousands of volunteer counselors. Charity Navigator gives it a perfect 100 score for finance and accountability.
Each day thousands of people experience anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and other painful emotions. They text 741741 to connect with empathetic CTL counselors trained to help assess risk, deescalate the situation, and craft a plan for continued safety.
Last year, CTL’s counselors supported 843,982 texters in crisis through 1.4 million conversations, resulting in 48 million messages. 74 percent of these texters were aged 24 and under, as the pandemic and remote schooling have been major sources of stress and anxiety. CTL provides access to anonymous, comforting aid—even late at night when many need help. Following a conversation, 68 percent of texters agree on a health and safety plan.
2020 New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund www.njprf.org
2019 Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House www.philarmh.org
2018 Camp Kesem www.campkesem.org
2016 Direct Relief www.directrelief.org
2015 International Rescue Committee www.rescue.org
2014 Malala Fund www.malala.org
2013 Mandela Rhodes Foundation www.mandelarhodes.org
2012 American Red Cross www.redcross.org
2011 DonorsChoose.org www.donorschoose.org
2010 Solar Cookers International www.solarcookers.org
2009 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia www.chop.edu
2008 Doctors Without Borders www.msf.org
2007 The Amy Foundation www.amyfoundation.org
2006 Heifer International www.heifer.org
2005 AmeriCares www.americares.org
2004 Teach for America www.teachforamerica.org
2003 Community Foodbank of NJ www.njfoodbank.org
2002 Starlight Children's Foundation www.starlight.org
2001 Robin Hood www.robinhood.org
2000 City Harvest www.cityharvest.org