Butler Rubin and Chicago Cares Partner to Strengthen Our Community

CHICAGO, March 4, 2015 – The Chicago-based law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP partnered with Chicago Cares to host a fun-filled brunch for the senior residents at the Britton Budd Apartments in Lakeview.  On February 21st, more than 35 Butler Rubin volunteers created an event for seniors to mix, mingle and build community among fellow residents.

Britton Budd Apartments is owned and operated by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), which provides affordable housing to citizens throughout the city.  Britton Budd Apartments accommodates 173 seniors ages 62 and over living in studio and one-bedroom apartments.

Gail Wiley, the Housing Coordinator at Britton Budd, enthusiastically explained the impact that volunteers have on their residents:  “This means the world to our seniors when the volunteers come out–they are the highlight of a senior’s day.  It’s amazing the impact these events have — days after, you hear seniors in the lobby still speaking on someone’s story that was shared, their kindness.  It’s just great to be able to have volunteers share their time like this.  One hour might not mean much to you, but that hour means the world to seniors who depend on you to ease the isolation in which they live.  Whether you are one person or a large group, there is something important for you to do.”

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin has established itself as a well-known litigation boutique assisting clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust litigation and competition law; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; reinsurance; insurance coverage; managed care litigation; insolvency; creditors’ rights; and products liability and mass tort matters.

Chicago Cares is the city’s leading connector of people, communities, and causes through volunteerism.  Since 1991, Chicago Cares has activated 500,000 people in service to address critical issues – from education to health and wellness to job readiness – in every corner of the city.