Every fall, Shields Legal Group holds an Open House to thank our clients, friends and family. Two years ago, we decided to expand the thankfulness and sponsor a charity. We ask for donations (food, clothing or gift cards) that are then delivered directly to the charity.

This year we asked for toys and gift cards for the refugee families that are part of Heart House Dallas.  The response we received was overwhelming.

More than $3,500 in donations/gift cards were donated to support Heart House, a local nonprofit that provides safety, education and opportunity to refugee and underprivileged children. A variety of educational toys and materials was also donated.


Lenita Dunlap, CEO of Heart House and Jim Shields, Founder of Shields Legal Group

“I was overwhelmed by the response we received from our guests,” Jim Shields noted. “People are truly generous and want to help.”

Lenita Dunlap, CEO of Heart House, attended the Open House. “What Shields Legal Group has sparked for Heart House is amazing. They helped paint and refurbish one of our teaching centers. The donations received from their Open House will go a long way toward helping us provide the tools and environments needed to support these families.”

Heart House operates Monday-Friday from 3:30-6:00 pm on all Dallas Independent School District (DISD) school days. Students arrive at their Heart House site directly from school. They receive a nutritious meal, homework assistance, a structured curriculum, supervised outdoor playtime, and computer literacy activities. Heart House utilizes a holistic approach when delivering services to our participants by addressing health and safety, social and emotional development, character development, cultural awareness and academic support.

When you share your time, talent and effort toward helping others, it sparks that same desire in the most unusual ways. “We are so grateful to our clients, friends and family who helped make our Open House such a huge success,” Shields noted. “Sharing in this manner is a great way to show caring.”

To learn more about Shields Legal Group, please visit our website at ShieldsLegal.com.




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