Our Community Involvement
At DarrasLaw, we are proud of our compassion and dedication to the disabled and the local community. That’s why our “pay it forward” mentality isn’t just a business philosophy, but also a way of life.
In addition to offering a variety of free services to disabled clients, our attorneys and staff donate a combination of physical, emotional and financial support to very worthy causes. DarrasLaw is proud to support a variety of organizations we hold dear, including some highlighted below:
National MS Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds cutting-edge research, facilitates professional education and provides programs and services that help those affected by MS move forward.
We offer free advice, claim help and policy analysis to all those affiliated with the MS Society. Our staff also supports the organization through donations and participation in local MS Walks to honor family members and friends who live with MS.
Children’s Advocacy Center
The Children’s Advocacy Center for Child Abuse Assessment and Treatment provides critical services to children who are survivors of physical and sexual abuse. The organization strives to promote a sense of safety, trauma reduction and consistency to young sexual assault and abuse survivors and their non-offending family members.
DarrasLaw believes strongly in the mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center and provides continued financial support to the local center based in Covina, California. This center has helped thousands of children and family members since it opened in 2004 and aims to expand the scope of its positive influence in the years ahead.
CASA of San Bernardino County
DarrasLaw proudly supports Court Appointed Special Advocates, which aims to improve the quality of life for foster youth and juvenile offenders through stable, consistent advocacy and mentoring provided through trained community volunteers.
Less than half of youth in foster care graduate from high school, which impacts their long-term economic prospects. CASA’s goal is to help increase the high school graduation rate for foster youth through mentoring.
One of our attorneys is a proud Court Appointed Special Advocate for San Bernardino County and dedicated to the mission of fostering positive change in young lives through her mentorship.
Kids Come First for Health
Kids Come First provides high quality, low cost health and wellness services to the children of the Inland Empire Community. These services include free or low-cost care to children with “safety net” coverage or no insurance and access to specialized health care, mental health and social services.
We are proud to have two DarrasLaw staff members serve on this organization’s executive board. In addition to volunteered time, DarrasLaw also supports Kids Come First through donated goods.
The firm provided themed gift packages for Kids Come First as part of its 2014 holiday giving program. These prizes were raffled off to children at the organization’s holiday party. The lucky winners walked away with complete sets of athletic gear, art sets and more, courtesy of DarrasLaw.
Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets
FOCHP is a nonprofit that is missioned to make homeless and unwanted pets more adoptable and provide them with the opportunity to find their “forever families.” These efforts include training, veterinary services, spay and neuter assistance and rescue.
DarrasLaw supports FOCHP through long-time volunteer involvement, adoption and fostering of pets, and through donated supplies.
As part of its 2014 holiday giving program, the DarrasLaw staff sponsored animals from Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets and provided food and supplies for their selected pet. These contributions relieved the burden of purchasing high-quality products to ensure the best possible care for each animal, thereby making it possible for the organization to maximize the amount of animals in Southern California it can rescue.
Western State College of Law
DarrasLaw is proud to support Western State College of Law at Argosy University. The Darras family funded and chaired the school’s Moot Court so students could get the latest technology and have a courtroom experience on campus that replicates the real-life equivalent.
Darras also provides continued support to his alma mater by serving on its Board of Trustees/Advisors.
JSerra Catholic High School
Frank Darras is a founding member of JSerra Catholic High School, an independent Roman Catholic high school in San Juan Capistrano, California. Started in 2003, the school encourages students to pursue personal and professional excellence guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church.
JSerra offers its students four acclaimed Professional Magnet Programs, an Artist-in Residence program and online education options. The school also hosts an impressive 29-acre athletics complex with an Olympic sized pool, artificial turf for safety and playability, and a state-of-the-art training center.
Darras continues to support the mission of JSerra Catholic High School and is an Emeritus Board of Trustee member.
St. Anne School
Frank Darras is a founding trustee of St. Anne School, an independent Catholic school in Laguna Niguel, California. The school provides children from preschool to eighth grade and is founded on the core values of faith, character, community, excellence and balance.
St. Anne School aims to develop future generations of creative thinkers, innovative problem solvers, effective communicators and emerging leaders guided by the Catholic faith, and to influence local and global communities for the greater good.
Darras provides continued support to St. Anne School and is an Emeritus Board of Trustee member.
DarrasLaw collaborated with Girl Scouts Troop 7964 to create holiday care packages for troops stationed in Afghanistan. The effort began as a way to support one DarrasLaw staff member’s brother, but quickly grew to include his entire unit.
Every member of our firm donated time, money and goods to create a truly special holiday experience for the unit. Each of the 32 soldiers received a care package that included a DVD player, movies, toiletries, snacks and games. In an effort to provide additional holiday cheer, we also sent the troops a Christmas tree, complete with handmade ornaments from the Girl Scouts.