On July 25, 2017, Jessica Bisanzio, a Paralegal at the law firm of Laddey, Clark & Ryan, completed a day of service on behalf of the firm, prepping for The Lake Mohawk Triathlon.

The triathlon is one of the main fundraisers for Pass It Along, a non-profit organization committed to helping teenagers become confident, resilient and compassionate through self-discovery, volunteerism and leadership.

“I chose to volunteer with Pass It Along for a variety of reasons including the impact on teenagers, and as a member of Lake Mohawk, I wanted to volunteer my time at a local event,” said Jessica Bisanzio. “We organized all the giveaways for the participants and assembled goodie bags to be given out before Saturday's race. We had a good time putting it all together and I highly recommend volunteering with Pass It Along.”

“We are proud of Jessica and we are eager to see what other projects our employees engage in as part of our Day of Service program,” says Robbin Dolan, LCR’s Executive Director. “Jessica is our second employee to take the opportunity to perform a Day of Service for the charity of their choice.”

In January 2017, when Tom Ryan, the Managing Partner of Laddey, Clark & Ryan, issued a formal policy for a Day of Service program he did not know what types of community activities the employees would engage in. However, he knew the employees, local community, friends and neighbors would benefit.

“This policy created an opportunity to give employees the unique chance to have an unforgettable volunteer experience that makes a difference in the community, while also experiencing the benefits of volunteerism,” said Tom Ryan. “It is important for our employees to find projects that are both meaningful to the community and to them, and be in line with

LCR’s community engagement philosophy.”

LCR’s Day of Service is part of a growing trend for corporate volunteer programs that engages employees by providing a meaningful and valuable experience that gives back to the community.

Laddey Clark & Ryan can be reached at 973-729- 1880 or www.lcrlaw.com.