Cox & Palmer Partners with United Way to Launch “Cox & Palmer Cares”

Cox & Palmer Partners with United Way to Launch “Cox & Palmer Cares”

February 9, 2023

Upwards of 180 Cox & Palmer employees across New Brunswick have been offered volunteer days to prioritize the law firm’s efforts to get out in the community and put the firm’s values into action.

Cox & Palmer has partnered with United Way branches across New Brunswick to coordinate various volunteer initiatives that create impact in the community. They intentionally identified opportunities that correlate to the firm’s priorities and strengths, and the needs of the communities they serve across New Brunswick.

“We are strong supporters of many community and charitable causes.  Our extended partnership with United Way in New Brunswick will amplify our community efforts, providing multiple opportunities for on-the-ground presence. With the ability to volunteer during their workday, all employees will have the chance to make a difference,” said Edward Keyes, KC, Managing Partner of New Brunswick. “This partnership is win-win.  We get to help amazing organizations who need people-power, while fostering the spirit of team work and fulfilment that we know volunteerism brings.”

Cox & Palmer notes that when it comes to working with clients “the difference is a great relationship,” and the service is what sets them apart. This Cox & Palmer Cares volunteerism initiative is yet another fundamental pillar in that belief system – that Community Makes the Difference.”

“United Way’s mission is to ignite the desire in everyone to improve lives and build strong communities,” said Alexya Heelis, Executive Director of United Way Saint John Kings & Charlotte. “We are thrilled that Cox & Palmer has joined us in that mission as part of their community efforts. Employees want social impact opportunities through their workplaces, they want to make a difference, and we are happy to provide those opportunities through our strong connections with local non-profits throughout New Brunswick.”      

Cox & Palmer Cares is also uniquely set-up in that there are hand-selected initiatives for staff to choose which organization or kind of work they feel the most comfortable with or passionate about, and from there teams will be formed to do the work.

“This approach allows us to cater to the various skill sets, personalities, and talents our team possesses,” said Carolyn Wong, Chief Operating Officer for New Brunswick. “By adding choice, it amplifies engagement and interest-level for the individuals but also matches the right people for the work-at-hand. Things like education, diversity and inclusion, healthcare and mentorship rank high on the list of Cox & Palmer priorities, so we targeted those initiatives.”

The Cox & Palmer team is eager and ready to get out in their respective cities (Moncton, Fredericton, and Saint John) mid-February and give their time and resources to several United Way approved organizations.