Giving to the Community
Stewart, Evans, Stewart & Emmons, P.A. takes an active role in helping the community. Each year the firm sponsors various events throughout the area and directly supports institutions in accomplishing their goals. These have included, but have not been limited to, the Indian River Medical Center Foundation Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Vero Beach Museum of Art, Indian River Habitat for Humanity, Quail Valley Charities, Sun-up of Indian River, St. Helen Catholic School, American Cancer Society, The Mardy Fish Foundation, Mental Health Association of Indian River, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Environmental Learning Center, The United Way of Indian River County, Exchange Club of Vero Beach, Children's Home Society , and SafeSpace.
While we are considered a small firm, we are large in heart...
Turtle Trax - Raising Awareness
Stewart, Evans, Stewart & Emmons made the choice to participate in Turtle Trax, a unique and innovative fundraiser to support the Indian River County Mental Health Association. Turtle Trax combined sponsorships, artistic creativity, community display and silent auction to create a highly successful campaign that raised $500,000.00. The money was used to provide ongoing low cost/no cost mental health services to the people of our community.
Originally, fifty-one plaster sculptures of a turtle on a base were cast. Various local artists used their creativity and imagination to design, decorate, or clothe the turtles - each with its own theme. As a turtle sponsor Stewart, Evans, Stewart & Emmons worked with the artist to create the concept of the "Legal Loggerhead" complete with legal pad, law books, scales of justice and cell phone. Having also purchased this turtle, it now has a permanent home outside our offices.
SafeSpace - The Spirit of Giving
For the past seven years Stewart, Evans, Stewart & Emmons has supported SafeSpace, a local organization that maintains a 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline and provides shelter for women and their children. Each Christmas season SafeSpace provides the firm with the name, age, and interests of each child that will be housed in the shelter during that time and then our staff takes on the role of Santa. Names are chosen, items purchased, and the gifts are wrapped, tagged and collected under our tree to be brought to the children. We are committed to ensuring that no child at SafeSpace will go without a gift to open on Christmas.
United Way - Nothing Spooky About This
It has become an annual tradition of the firm to host a Halloween party in an effort to raise money for the United Way during it's annual fundraising campaign. The staff picks a theme and everyone dresses in costume. The firm takes this opportunity to conduct various activities to raise money for the United Way. Stewart, Evans has been nominated for the United Way Spirit of Indian River County Award for outstanding contributions to the United Way several years in a row.