News Archives for ‘Giving Fund’

Russell Alexander Announces $2,500 Law Scholarship Winner for 2020

University student named winner to receive grant to offset cost of studying the field of law

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers announced university student Mary Hallett as the winner of its $2,500 law scholarship, which it offers to students annually to offset the costs of studying the field of law in Canada. This year, the grant included a technology stipend to help with remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We were very impressed with the number of submissions that came in,” said Russell Alexander. “Given the ongoing health crisis with no clear ending in sight, we felt it was appropriate … more »

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers: Additional Scholarship Fund

We are happy to announce that Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers will be increasing our scholarship fund to help offset technology costs and other related fees associated with studying during the pandemic.

Due to the influences of the COVID-19 pandemic, our firm felt that the introduction of virtual classrooms and an increased emphasis on online studying required an additional fund to help students get the technology they need. We are including an additional $500 to help students purchase a computer or tablet that they may need in order to take online classes.

This scholarship deadline has also been extended to … more »

Community: Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is the proud presenting sponsor of the Home Again benefit concert

James Barker to headline concert to Benefit Academy Theatre

The Academy Theatre is in serious trouble, according to a media release, and the theatre is hoping  James Barker and a cadre of special guests might save it.

As with many arts and culture organizations, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the future viability of the city’s performance hub, having left the building dark since mid-March.

With hopes of reopening slowly and with severely limited operational capacity in the spring, more than a year will have passed since closing its doors to the public. As an independent performing arts venue … more »

CHEX News at 6 on Global Peterborough: Russell Alexander law firm delivers pizzas to Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Global News Peterborough recently caught up with Mr. Alexander and his “Save A Slice” initiative. Over the past weeks, Russell Alexander and his team have been teaming up with local restaurants and delivering pizzas to first responders and local hospitals.

Mr. Alexander launched the “Save a Slice” initiative in support of our doctors, nurses and support staff at our local hospitals as well as in support of local restaurants.  He hopes that other local law firms and businesses will get on board and support their fellow business owners.

To watch this story on Global News Peterborough, please visit: https://globalnews.ca/video/6906092/russell-alexander-law-firm-delivers-pizzas-to-prhcmore »

In the media: Russ on Newstalk 1010

Russell Alexander recently appeared on Newstalk 1010 to discuss his recent initiative, “Save a Slice”.  Mr. Alexander started the initiative to support local businesses and to give back to the community.

Over the past weeks, Russell Alexander has been teaming up with local restaurants and delivering pizzas to first responders and local hospitals in Lindsay, Oshawa, Peterborough, Toronto and Markham/Stouffville.  The “Save A Slice” initiative provides business for local family-run restaurants while also showing support to our doctors, nurses, and support staff who have been working tirelessly through this pandemic.  And Mr. Alexander highlights that this is only the beginning … more »

In the news: Watch the full interview with Russell Alexander on 680 News

Russ was invited to join Richard of 680 News over a zoom call to discuss higher divorce rates due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The studies we’re seeing from China and the UK indicate that divorce rates are spiking,” said Russell Alexander. “We haven’t seen this happening in Canada just yet, but if this goes on for several more months, we may see a spike in divorce.”

Watch the full interview.… more »

Ontario’s Russell Alexander Law Firm Sends Pizzas to Toronto General Hospital

Divorce firm’s ‘Save a Slice’ effort is now in its third week of helping health care workers

LINDSAY, ONTARIO—Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers sent 50 pizzas to Toronto General Hospital over the weekend as part of its new “Save a Slice” initiative to help health care workers and restaurant employees on the frontlines of the coronavirus.

“We’ve gotten tremendous feedback from ‘Save a Slice’ initiative,” said Russell Alexander, founder of the firm. “We’re glad that we’ve found a way to help keep restaurants in business while recognizing the health-care workers on the front lines of this pandemic.”

The Lindsay, Ontario … more »

Congratulations to the Russell Alexander Law Firm Scholarship Winner

BROOKLIN, ON, August 27, 2019 — Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, a family law firm committed to providing customized family law solutions, is excited to announce their scholarship recipient for the 2019/2020 academic year.  The recipient was selected based on a written essay, academic achievement, extracurricular participation, and community service.

After carefully reviewing all submissions, the Russell Alexander Law Firm Scholarship Fund was awarded to Lauren Kay of Mississauga, Ontario, as pictured above. She will receive $2,000 towards her post-secondary education. Lauren will be attending McMaster University this fall where she will be studying Humanities, Philosophy, and Law.

Lauren has … more »

2018 Russell Alexander Charitable Giving Fund – Part 2

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers brought toys, joy, and a $500 donation to A Place Called Home. Thank you to everyone who came by the Lindsay office to drop off new unwrapped toys for the first annual toy drive! See photos below…

Left to right: Ajit, Russell Alexander, David, Karen, Dani… more »

2018 Russell Alexander Charitable Giving Fund – Part 1

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers’ First Annual Toy Drive was a major success. The Bethesda House accepted all the toys along with a $500 donation. Thank you to every single one of you who dropped off new unwrapped toys. This holiday season has been nothing but heartwarming.

Left to right: Darla Weir, Michelle Snoek, Laura Burch, Laura Peel, Adam Borer… more »