Harrity 4 Charity represents a partnering of our law firm with charities that are near and dear to our hearts.
The Harrity Partners pledge to give 5% of our profits to our partner charities.
The Harrity Employees pledge to donate a portion of their paychecks to our partner charities.
HARRITY 4 CHARITY ORIGIN STORY
Managing Partner John Harrity suffered a near fatal “widow-maker” heart attack on May 2, 2016. After spending 3 weeks in a coma and 5 more in a grueling recovery in the ICU, and despite 1,000,000-to-1 odds, John fortunately survived. However, most are not so lucky. John’s story and incredible rehabilitation compelled him and brother/co-founder Paul Harrity to create a giving back initiative, thus Harrity 4 Charity was born.
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The Harrity 4 Charity Store sells premium branded products, with all net proceeds going to support our diversity initiatives and four charity partners: Inova Children’s Hospital, No More Stolen Childhoods, ZERO—The End of Prostate Cancer and the American Heart Association.
We chose to donate a portion of our profits to the American Heart Association because of the impact that heart disease has on families across the globe. The American Heart Association in the oldest and largest organization dedicated to fighting heart disease in the United States. Since 1924, the American Heart Association has worked to educate policy makers, health care professionals, and the public to one day put an end to heart disease.
Harrity is also proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Lawyer’s Have Heart 10K, 5K and Fun Walk, which John Harrity has co-chaired since 2018. Donate now or register to join Team Harrity on May 20th, 2023 for this year’s event below!
We chose to donate a portion of our profits to INOVA Children’s Hospital because we want to help families, who have a sick child, be able to focus their attention on their sick child and not their financial situation. INOVA Children’s Hospital is a premier hospital for pediatric patients. Their state of the art facility treats infants, children, and adolescents in a variety of areas. Harrity & Harrity’s donation will benefit the families of INOVA Children’s Hospital’s patients, and will provide them with financial support for child care, medical bills, prescriptions, household bills, travel costs, etc.
In the United States, one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. In the last 20 years, they have helped fund three new treatments and test 130,000 men for this disease. Although frequent screenings and early detection have helped decrease the mortality rate, Zero want to eradicate the disease entirely, and see the first generation of men with out prostate cancer.
There are 42 million survivors of sexual abuse living in the United States. 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience sexual abuse before they reach age 18, and roughly 57,000 cases of abuse will be reported annually. As shocking as these numbers are, that’s the reality of sexual abuse in our country. Harrity 4 Charity has chosen to partner with Change the Conversation (formerly No More Stolen Childhoods), a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the public perception about childhood sexual abuse and to help those who have been abused find fulfillment in their permanently scarred lives.
What does “Give 2 Give” mean? At Harrity, Give 2 Give means giving back for the sole purpose of helping others, and expecting nothing in return. It is a shared value among the Harrity team, and one of several facets that makes our culture so unique.
Aptly, Give 2 Give is also the name of our Pro Bono Program, headed by associate Alexander Zajac. Click below to learn more about our pro bono partners, volunteers, and cases.
Harrity is fortunate to be in an industry that is minimally impacted by the devastation of COVID-19. Our hearts go out to all of those who have lost their jobs, shuttered their businesses, and/or are struggling to make ends meet during this period of uncertainty. Throughout the pandemic, Harrity reallocated thousands of dollars to help those suffering from the many adverse effects of the virus and are hopeful that our community has turned a corner for the better.
“As a result of the current pandemic, we decided to temporarily pause our contributions to our partner charities and instead get our Harrity 4 Charity dollars out into the communities to help people who have been financially impacted by the coronavirus.” – John Harrity, Co-Founding Partner.