At Woods and Woods, we take pride in lending our time and resources to local causes that help others in our community. Our lawyers and staff members are proud to support a variety of community initiatives and charities, including:
Toys for Tots Chili Cook-Off
Attorneys and staff from Woods and Woods will be participating in the Second Annual Trial by Fire Chili Cook-Off on Monday, November 17 from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. at Old Post Office Plaza. For a donation of $5 you can sample as much chili as you dare—from mouth-searing hot varieties to mild white chili—accompanied by cornbread, crackers, cookies, and a beverage. Vote for your favorite chili in five categories using donations. All proceeds will benefit Evansville Toys for Tots, so ballot stuffing is encouraged!
WABX Ride for the Heroes
Several members of Woods and Woods took part in Ride for the Heroes to support the local Indiana Army National Guard, Unit 163. All proceeds from this motorcycle ride benefited the families of the troops that are currently deployed.
Stars and Stripes Fly High
Lucas Place II proudly hoisted Old Glory high on their shining new flagpole this Veterans Day. We were honored to help fund the new pole and joined Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann in celebrating the event at Lucas Place II.
Lending a Hand to Light Things Up
The Woods and Woods team stopped by Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights to hand out candy, man the entrance, and assist in making the 20th annual event a success. Each December, Easter Seals Southwestern Indiana transforms Garvin Park with spectacular light displays to raise funds to provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy sessions to children and adults with disabilities.
Our Chili is Hot Stuff
The Woods and Woods team took home first place in the Fire Alarm division of the Evansville Toys for Tots Chili Cook-Off! Brandi Staples cooked up her winning recipe with help from Patrick Garrett and Amanda Watjen. We are proud to support this wonderful cause and assist our community in providing Christmas gifts for area families in need.
Habitat for Humanity of Evansville
Help us help others by donating bottled water to Habitat for Humanity of Evansville. Bring donations to our office located at 208 NW Fourth Street until June 5, 2013.
Free Cakes for Kids Henderson
We are happy to donate lots of great cake-baking supplies so Free Cakes for Kids Henderson can continue to provide free birthday cakes to children who otherwise wouldn’t receive cakes on their special days.
Woods and Woods Helps Operation Henryville
In conjunction with Evansville Makes a Difference and News 14, Woods and Woods is helping the residents of Henryville, Indiana, after the town was devastated by tornadoes. The law firm is a designated drop-off location for anyone who wants to donate items, such as hygiene products, diapers, batteries, and canned food items.
Relay for Life Potluck Luncheon
We held a potluck lunch at our law firm to kick off our “Woods for a Cure” team participation in the upcoming Relay for Life event. Staff members also sold fleece hats to raise money.
Fantasy of Lights in Garvin Park
Woods and Woods participated in the Fantasy of Lights in Garvin Park by sponsoring the Elf on a Horse light display. The event, which ran from Nov. 24 to Jan. 1, raised $141,470 for the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville.
C.J.’s Bus: A Safe Haven for Children in Disaster
We collected donations for C.J.’s Bus, a rapid-response, self-contained mobile recreation unit that is deployed to disaster sites nationwide to keep children distracted and entertained in a safe group environment in the immediate aftermath phase of natural or manmade disasters.
Easter Seals of Southwestern Indiana
For years we’ve been donating to the Easter Seals of Southwestern Indiana and its annual Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights event. Donations help the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center provide therapy and assistance to 5,000 individuals from 30 area counties, regardless of their abilities to pay.
2011 YMCA Partner with Youth Campaign
We are proud sponsors of the 2011 YMCA Partner with Youth Campaign, which helps the YMCA serve more than 14,000 boys and girls across the tri-state area by providing programs that focus on caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.
The mission statement for Holly’s House is “to provide a safe reporting location for victims of intimate crimes, their families, and communities while providing support, promoting justice, and preventing violence.” We collect much-needed items for the charity, including office supplies, individually wrapped snack items, backpacks, dolls, puzzles, and more.
American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana
We donated paper towels, scrub brushes, brooms, spray bottles, and other cleaning products to the local chapter of the American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana to help those affected by flooding in the tri-state area.
EVSC Clothing Bank Donation
We collected 20 bags of clothing and personal hygiene items for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Clothing Bank. The bank provides clothing, shoes, coats, and hygiene products to children in need. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Mesker Park Zoo Jaguar Cam
Woods and Woods is proud to sponsor the Jaguar Cam at the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden.
Family Day in the Park 2009
Woods and Woods is one of the sponsors of Family Day in the Park, an annual community event that’s been growing since its launch in 1999. Video Here.
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Foundation
Woods and Woods is a proud sponsor of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Foundation. The foundation helps the library to continue offering special community programs, such as puppets, magicians, origami classes, Irish jigs, chats with Santa, and dozens of other free and inspiring programs for children.
15th Annual Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights
Once again, Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers sponsored the Fantasy of Lights that benefited Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville. The event raised $142,230, which will underwrite up to 4,700 sessions of physical, occupational, and speech therapy for tri-state children and adults who couldn’t otherwise afford these life-changing services.
Woods and Woods Sponsor the Evansville Roller Derby
Woods and Woods are proud sponsors of Evansville Roller Derby, the tri-state’s first ever flat-track roller derby league. The derby contributes to local charities and non-profit agencies, including Habitat for Humanity, Easter Seals, Indiana Blood Center, and more.
Southwestern Indiana Regional Council on Aging (SWIRCA)
Woods and Woods participates in the annual Beer Festival hosted by the Southwestern Indiana Regional Council on Aging (SWIRCA). All proceeds raised go to SWIRCA.
Family Day at the Park
Sponsored by radio station WEOA, the annual Family Day at the Park allows community members to come together in a fun and wholesome environment. Woods and Woods is one of the sponsors of the event each year, giving away T-shirts. Proceeds go to local organizations and churches.
Woods and Woods Helps to Preserve Downtown
Evansville-based law firm Woods and Woods relocated in November 2004 to the Vanderburgh County Jail and Sheriff’s Residence, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. An exquisite example of gothic revival architecture, the structure was built in 1890 and was welcomed with much acclaim and publicity. It was the first building of its kind in Evansville—not only was it visually striking; it also served as a functional place to house accused criminals. View more about the Preserve Downtown initiative.
Save a Life Tour
Woods and Woods sponsors the Save a Life Tour to help prevent drinking and driving.
Hadi Shrine Temple Award
Woods and Woods received the Hadi Shrine Temple Award for supporting the 2nd Annual Shrinersfest Car/Bike Show.
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots helps less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas. Each December, we accept donations in the form of gift cards and new, unwrapped toys suitable for newborns to children age 16.
Out of the Courtroom and Into the Kitchen
Woods and Woods is excited to participate in the Toys for Tots Chili Cook-Off on Monday, November 11, 2013. All proceeds will benefit Evansville Toys for Tots, providing happy holidays for children in the community.