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#GivingTuesday 2015 Impact

The Ohio State Bar Associations showed her support for #GivingTuesday by donating and sharing an #unselfie.

 #GivingTuesday is an international day of giving fueled by the power of social media in which donors and charities join together to make an impact in their communities, large or small. Taking place annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, 71 countries around the world participated in this year’s event on December 1, 2015, raising $116.7 million.

To celebrate #GivingTuesday, the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) family worked together to support people who turn to the law for guidance, safety and resolution. Members of the OSBF community donated more than $8,000 throughout the day for several initiatives, one of which was Access to Justice.

In response to the findings of the Access to Justice Summit which took place on April 29, 2015, the OSBF Board of Trustees established the Access to Justice Fund. With this fund, OSBF’s goal is to provide grant support for research, educational programming, pilot programming, convening constituents, and other efforts that will enhance the pursuit of justice. In fact, OSBF awarded a grant to the Ohio State Legal Services Association for a pilot program in July that establishes a self-help computer-based kiosk inside the Fairfield County courthouse. Individuals using this kiosk will have the opportunity to find resources, court forms and “live chat” with an attorney on the other end of an internet connection.

Thanks to the generosity of everyone who donated, support for Access to Justice and other initiatives during #GivingTuesday enables OSBF to help more people who rely on the law to protect their rights.

 

OSBF and OSBA staff support #GivingTuesday together.

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