Day Pitney provides over 100 bikes and helmets to local children – We-Ha
Day Pitney employees, including West Hartford residents, presented bicycles and helmets to the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, the Wilson-Gray YMCA and the Salvation Army for distribution to local families.
To celebrate the start of summer and the culmination of a bike ride for local youth, the law firm Day Pitney hosted a throwback party at Pratt Street in downtown Hartford on the 21st June. Day Pitney attorneys and staff donated approximately 110 bikes to three local charities that support Hartford-area families.
“Day Pitney has a longstanding commitment to the communities in which we practice law. Now, more than ever, it’s important for business leaders to give back to the communities that contribute to their success. We recognize that the current economic climate presents increased challenges for many Hartford families. Buying a bike for a child can be a luxury that many families cannot afford. We’re happy to be able to take some of the financial burden off and bring some joy to the kids in the area,” said West Hartford resident Kathleen D. Monnes, managing partner of Day Pitney’s Hartford office and organizer of the company bike ride.
“Day Pitney would like to thank the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, the Wilson-Gray YMCA and the Salvation Army for their dedication to local children and families, and for allowing us to partner with them to distribute these bikes to young children and teenagers in our community,” Monnes added.
The event featured local businesses and artists, such as The Magic of Christopher, a local wandering magician. Food was enjoyed from Sorella, Vaughan’s, Italian Ices of Connecticut. Hartford Flavor Company and Sunberry Café and Catering provided refreshments, bubble teas and cocktails, while local musicians Christopher John and The Jake Kulak Band entertained guests. A commemorative illustration of the event was designed by Hartford Prints and served as the basis for a Painting with a Twist community painting. Block Party guests were invited to take pictures with Chew Chew, the Hartford Yard Goats mascot, and play games such as cornhole and giant Jenga.
Day Pitney hosted a block party and bike ride in 2019 to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. The company hopes to make this event and charity initiative an annual event.
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