Associates & Bruce L. Scheiner assist teen mothers
Associates & Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, joined forces with several Ft. Meyers area organizations to provide clothing, supplies, and words of inspiration to teen mothers in the community. A donation drive was held across the firm and the community to help gather necessities, and the giveaway was held at the Lee Adolescent Mothers Program (LAMP), where the mothers attend school. Seventeen mothers attended the event and received gift bags containing diapers, wipes, personal care items, baby soap, lotion, and other essentials, as well as being able to select outfits for their children. Paws Crossed, Uplif, and One More Child also participated in this project.
“A community is defined by how it cares for those in need,” said P.J. Scheiner. “These young mothers and their children have faced tremendous challenges and hardships. By lending a helping hand to those less fortunate than us, we are working to build a stronger foundation for a community that empowers the success of even the most disadvantaged.”
LAMP is a Title 1 school whose mission is to provide a nurturing academic environment for teenage parents and their children. Teenagers who attend LAMP can continue their middle and high school education, receive training on coping with the added stress of having a baby, and learn how to take care of and raise their children. This year, 16 teenage mothers will graduate and move forward with their lives.