Without a doubt, VIP occupies a special place in both Philadelphia and its legal community. Philadelphians need VIP’s help. But right now, VIP needs the help of supporters like you and me, and law firms like yours and mine. Sure, the organization could always use more volunteer attorneys to help with the never-ending demand in Philadelphia for pro bono legal services. But VIP needs our financial support now more than ever in these challenging economic times.
As I write this blog post, the COVID-19 pandemic has battered service-oriented non-profit organizations in a cruel way: the need for their services has increased, but donations to them have decreased. VIP is no different.
Right now, the need for VIP’s services is skyrocketing. And while VIP is an exceptionally well-run organization, it will not be able to keep pace with the additional demand for its services unless people like you and me step up our donations so that it can continue to support its exceptional attorneys and staff, and provide them with the resources they need to help connect low-income Philadelphians with volunteer attorneys for effective pro bono legal assistance.
VIP is an important organization that must continue its mission. It is not hyperbole to say that for many of its clients, VIP, and its volunteer attorneys provide life-altering pro bono legal services.
I hope you will join me and donate to VIP in the coming weeks and months. Together, we can help ensure VIP has the resources it needs to continue to change the lives of low-income Philadelphians for the better, one person at a time.
Stewart J. Eisenberg
Shareholder and Founding Partner
Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck