FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2020
Contact: Sarah Johnson
Legal Back Office
Teachers In The Webster Groves, Parkway or Lindbergh School Districts Can Be Nominated For A DoorDash Gift Card
St. Louis, MO: St. Louis area law firm Marler Law Partners is looking to continue their mission of helping good people during hard times by giving back to teachers who have been impacted by school campus closures.
Any teacher at Avery Elementary of the Webster Groves School District, Sappington Elementary of the Lindbergh School District or Claymont Elementary of the Parkway School District can be nominated online by students, peers, friends or family to receive a “Meal On Marler Law Partners” via a free $50 DoorDash gift card while supplies last.
“We selected these schools because our they have impacted our MLP Family. Either children or family members have worked at or attended these schools over the years and we wanted to show appreciation to educators.”
To learn more about the “Meal On Marler Law Partners Program,” read a letter from the Managing Partner below.
Letter From MLP Managing Partner Sara Marler
“School is happening in person!”
“Oh wait… now it’s partially virtual. It’s virtual AND in person.”
“They pushed out their announcement another two weeks!”
These are the types of conflicting messages parents in the St. Louis area and around the U.S. have been hearing since early July while patiently awaiting a COVID-safe school plan for their children.
As a parent and business owner, I can tell you it’s been a roller coaster of emotions waiting for those “school plans” to be released.
A little less than a week out, we learned what most of you learned: This semester will be virtual. At least if you have kids in the Webster Groves or a St. Louis County school district like mine.
As our firm was preparing for the back-to-school season, we wanted to think about how we could best give back and support educators during this unprecedented school year.
In March and April, we focused on delivering groceries and supplies to the most vulnerable in our communities.
In May we focused on fundraising for the First Responders’ Children’s Foundation. And as we’re buckling back up for Fall 2020, we wanted to share the same support for our teachers.
When we first discussed this in July, we were preparing to stock up on cleaning supplies, PPE and other items that teachers would desperately need if they were to return to in-person education.
Similar to our meal deliveries, we wanted teachers in our firm’s “home” school districts to be able to request any cleaning and protective supplies that couldn’t be met by the school’s budget.
However, we quickly realized that this reality seemed less and less likely as plans for in-person education were delayed.
Instead of scrapping our teacher appreciation give back all together, we wanted to still let educators know how important they are to us and our community.
Even though most parents (myself included) would have appreciated the sanity of having our kids back in school, we understand that the safety of our children and their teachers takes precedence.
Since deep cleaning classrooms is no longer necessary, we shifted our plan to providing teachers a “Meal on Marler Law Partners.”
We are soliciting community members to nominate teachers from Avery Elementary, Sappington Elementary or Claymont Elementary to receive a meal for themselves or their families. Three teachers will be selected each Monday in September to receive a $50 DoorDash giftcard.
You can nominate your favorite teacher via our web form using a verified school email address.
We recognize moving from in-person education to 100% virtual teaching will be a strain on our educators.
How do you take a science lab and make it work from home? How do you keep the attention of 2nd graders staring at an iPad screen?
We hope that this small token of our appreciation can provide some teachers relief while they are working overtime creating new ways to continue to give our kids a quality education through virtual learning.
About Marler Law Partners: Marler Law Partners is a Southeast Missouri and St. Louis-based law firm providing legal services in Family Law, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and Criminal Defense. The attorneys of Marler Law Partners have decades of experience helping good people through hard times via their legal services while also promoting a positive community impact on St. Louis and St. Francois counties through philanthropic endeavors.