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SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES
We have a deep, longstanding commitment to making a difference for those in need in our communities.
Community Service and Charity
Giving back to the community is an important part of QPWB culture. QPWB supports our attorneys’ desires to get involved within their neighborhoods by encouraging participation and contribution. The following highlights below exemplify their volunteer efforts.
program founded by the Bray Foundation for first-time
AIOT provides experiences that are designed to help first-
time adoption families build closer relationships both
together and with other adoptive families. Their mission is
to advance the education and training of new adoption
families while focusing on increasing the welfare of family
relationships through Disney and other nurturing
experiences that encourage family bonding. Families who
adopt are incredibly important because they provide a
future to kids who otherwise may not have one.
Normally, 3 amazing families are taken to Disney World.
However, due to COVID, that was not possible. So this
year, they did something different! They started a “Choose
Your Own Adventure” giveaway, in which they gave 4
awesome families a choice of COVID friendly bonding
adventures with a focus on participation from household
AIOT is an IRS approved, non-profit 501(c)(3) national
Paralegal, Dallas Office
Jasleen Kaur, an associate in the New York office of
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., is a Wish Grantor
for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Ms. Kaur volunteers and meets with each wish child via
Zoom to learn more about them and their wish. After
meeting with her wish children, she submits their wish to
the foundation. Ms. Kaur currently has 5-6 wish children.
Associate, New York Office
The Founder of the Giving Back to the Community Committee, Ms. Cesaretti, says “We have been a very positive force and have been able to bring some joy and smiles to people who are dealing with extreme situations.” Our office has donated:
• Approximately one dozen I-Pads to area hospitals in need to allow loves ones to see their families.
• Partnered with a minority/women owned Veteran-based company that distributes PPE such as masks and gloves.
• Delivered over 500 personalized cards and over 100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to COVID patients and health care workers in Chicago’s hardest hit hospitals.
Our focus now is in helping the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry. The Giving Back to our Community Committee contacted the Food Pantry director and learned that although non-perishable food donations are always welcome, what they need is cash donations since they can purchase $8.00 worth of food from the food bank per every dollar donated.
Giving Back to Our Community Committee
QPWB Orlando participated in United Cerebral Palsy’s UCP Faces Behind the Miracles breakfast on October 25, 2019. This is an annual event where inspiring speakers share their experiences and attendees learn more about UCP's mission - to empower children with and without disabilities to achieve their potential by providing individualized support, education and therapy in an inclusive environment.
QPWB is proud to announce that Orlando Magazine selected Deborah L. Moskowitz among 22 women making a positive impact on the Central Florida Community.
Ms. Moskowitz dedicates significant time organizing and performing community services as a child advocate through Guardian ad Litem, Habitat for Humanity and Second Harvest Food Bank.
Congratulations to QPWB Orlando Office attorney, Annie P. Kwong, for receiving the Orange County Bar Association’s 2019 “New Lawyer Award of Excellence” for her pro bono work in the community.
Annie has participated in the Orange County Bar Association’s Tax Clinic Project since 2015 donating over 100 hours and providing services during tax season each year for 10 to 11 weeks. She also serves as President of the Greater Orlando Asian Bar Association.
QPWB Miami Office participated in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run in Bayfront Park at Biscayne Boulevard during the month of April. This event brings together hundreds of local companies every year to show their commitment to health and physical fitness and benefits community health and the United Way of Miami-Dade.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. donated over 152 pounds of assorted goods and supplies to Sunrise Community’s drive assisting families affected by Hurricane Michael throughout Tallahassee and Panama City, Florida. Sunrise Community is a not-for-profit organization that provides people with disabilities assistance and support to enable them to live valued lives in the community.
strong>Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. helped beautify homes for over 20 struggling families within the Orlando community as they left their homes to enjoy an expense-free vacation within The World Village, a whimsical non-profit resort in Central Florida. The World Village and its community partners provide children and their families accommodations in fully-furnished villas, transportation, tickets to theme parks, meals, daily entertainment and much more.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. was a bronze sponsor of the American Diabetes Association’s 2018 Tour de Cure held in the Lake Nona Town Center of Orlando, Florida on March 25, 2018. QPWB employees also walked, ran or cycled alongside approximately 1,500 participants to help raise over $800,000 that will help send kids to diabetes camp, fund research, provide medicine and supplies for those afflicted, coordinate advocacy programs and more.
QPWB employees choose to run or walk a 5K or cycle for either 25 or 63 miles. Participants included Abbye Alexander, Deborah Moskowitz, Terry Melton and Melissa Cruz (pictured from left to right).
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. attorneys led a legal panel discussion focused on African-American Heritage on March 21, 2018 hosted by Miami Palmetto Senior High School and the UN’s UNICEF Committee—coinciding with the annual recognition of Black History Month.
Topics covered included:
- Challenges panel member have experienced in their professions and workplace including proving themselves and sacrifices made due to their race.
- What it really means to be African American in the Americas where slaves from Africa were brought to and around the world.
- Why the Black Lives Matter Movement exists, the present racial divide and how representation in blockbuster films such as “The Black Panther” help explore human concerns about the past, present and future.
Panelists included QPWB Miami attorneys, Valerie M. Jackson, Antwon M. Emery, Sophia R. Ward and Terrell K. Anderson, along with Special Agents Tony Senat of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations in Miami, Florida; and Reginald J. France, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Miami Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. participated in the Fourth Annual Purple Pride 5k held in the Orlando City Stadium on February 24, 2018 alongside approximately 2,500 City Fans to celebrate the start of the city’s new season
QPWB participants included Brian Fery, Vanessa Braga, Robin Khanal, Michelle Vazquez, Melissa Cruz and Molly Lomonaco (pictured from left to right).
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. was a Gold sponsor of the Sixth Annual Central Florida Diversity & Inclusion Mentoring Picnic held at Barry University on January 27, 2018 to mentor law students across central Florida.
Over 300 legal community members attended this event including local judiciary, lawyers, members of the local bar associations, law firm representatives and 14 QPWB attorneys. The picnic focused on diversity beyond race and gender and included a “speed mentoring” session, where law students spoke with legal practitioners about the field.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. sponsored, fundraised and participated in Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, Inc.’s 8th Annual ‘Ride-4-Ronald’ event held in October 2017 to benefit families in need.
QPWB attorneys rode over 100 miles to raise $5,000, gifting nearly 60 families with a night stay at a Ronald McDonald House so they may be close to their children experiencing life threatening illnesses or undergoing lifesaving surgical procedures
More than 20 Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. attorneys participated in Corporate Run 2017 in Downtown Miami during the month of April to benefit community health and United Way of Miami-Dade.
Dubbed the “Largest Office Party,” the corporate run brings together over 845 local companies every year to show their commitment to health and physical fitness.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Jacksonville staff volunteered at Feeding Northeast Florida in April 2017, which aims at establishing food security across 8 counties.
Together, about 5,839 pounds of food was processed during this event, totaling to 4,867 meals. Feeding Florida is affiliated with Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization.