Now in its fourth year, Pope McGlamry has successfully completed its 2017 Wishing Tree Challenge, an annual Christmas program that benefits Atlanta-area victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. This year, the program granted the holiday wishes of more than 45 women and children—and then took its philanthropic challenge one step further.
The International Women’s House (IWH) shelter sent Christmas wish cards that were displayed on the firm’s Wishing Tree. The attorneys, firm staff and other members of the legal community selected wishes from the tree to fulfill each resident’s wish. In addition to granting each wish from the tree, the firm extended its act of kindness by sponsoring the shelter’s newly implemented Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) yoga program. PTSD yoga programs are becoming a growing trend across the country in helping women heal from the trauma of domestic abuse while reclaiming their lives through yoga. “The women residents at IWH will certainly benefit from this program and appreciate this very kind gesture. We are forever grateful for Pope McGlamry’s generosity for sponsoring our PTSD yoga program and for ensuring that each Christmas wish from the Wishing Tree was granted” said Anna Blau, Executive Director for the IWH.