You can donate to CLSMF’s general fund or, if you prefer, you can make a donation to a particular project to help CLSMF with a specific need. Because of the administrative costs associated with specific designations, some projects have a minimum gift requirement
Please email us or call us at (321) 299-9618 with questions about how to designate your donation.
County Specific Funds
You may designate your donation to support work in any of the following counties: Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia.
Minimum donation: The minimum donation is $500.
This list is constantly updated and based on current needs. Contact us if you would like to fulfill one of our wishes!
- Office Equipment: We currently need upright locking file cabinets and ergonomic office chairs.
- Laptops: Our lawyers and advocates travel where they are needed, giving help to veterans, seniors and so many others at shelters, community centers and other locations. To do this work, we need laptops and portable printers.
- Computers: Our attorneys and advocates are always in need of updated computers.
- Network Attached Storage (NAS) Server
Minimum donation: The minimum donation is the value of the wishlist item.
Please contact us to find out more about naming opportunities. For example, we are looking for a sponsor for our veteran’s hotline. There are also naming opportunities for fellowships where attorneys provide direct legal assistance in specific areas (e.g. domestic violence, family law, issues impacting seniors, children). If you are a law firm, talk to us about having one of your young associates work for CLSMF for a designated time period where he or she will get valuable legal experience and you will be helping CLSMF better serve our community’s most vulnerable populations.
Did you know that 18 veterans commit suicide each day and the veteran suicide rate is two times the rate of the national average? In fact, for several years, the annual military suicide death toll has exceeded number of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Approximately 25 percent of homeless people are veterans. There are more than 62,000 homeless veterans on any given night in the U.S. – 4,500 homeless veterans living across Central Florida. This means that Central Florida has 7 percent of this nations homeless veterans. While veterans need our help to get back on their feet, the Veterans Administration is so backlogged that more than 48,000 veterans are waiting for their claims to be processed at the St. Petersburg Veterans Administration (which processes most of the Central Florida claims for veterans) and veterans can expect to wait an average of 284 days for a decision. Even when they get a decision, 31 percent of claims filed are likely to be denied and 60 percent of those denials will be erroneous. Veterans find the help that they need at CLSMF where our trained attorneys represent them before the Veterans Administration, and help cut through the red tape so they can get the benefits that they need.
Minimum Donation: There is no minimum donation.
Support Your Passion
Is there something that you are passionate about but you do not see on this list? Contact us about how you can make a donation to a project that is special for you.