Within the six pillars of Primerus, community service stands tall and is an integral part of the Collins & Lacy culture. Our attorneys and staff are committed to taking an active role in the community in which they work and live. Volunteerism is an important vehicle that the individuals in the firm use to help strengthen the community and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and organizations in the surrounding area. Individuals of the firm focus their volunteer efforts on several key areas within our community, including the development and education of youth, promoting safety, preserving history, protecting the environment and providing for the fine arts that enrich our everyday lives.
Above: Associate Kristian Cross, who is an executive board member of Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, joins founding partner Stan Lacy and associate Charles Appleby in raising awareness about domestic violence at Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2011.
Right: Associate Charles Appleby, of our Columbia office, reads a story to elementary school children as a volunteer of Cocky's Reading Express, a collaboration between the University of South Carolina Student Government and School of Library and Information Science.
Our attorneys and staff members have donated their time and skills to several community organizations, including:
- Kids' Chance of South Carolina, which provides educational scholarships to the children of workers who were hurt or killed on the job.
- Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, which helps victims of sexual abuse recover and rebuild their lives and educates the community on how to identify and prevent sexual abuse.
- Rotary Clubs in Greenville, Columbia & Myrtle Beach, which provide humanitarian outreach and encourage high ethical standards in all vocations.
- Boy Scouts of America, which provides young people with a program that builds character, trains them in the responsbilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness.
- Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands, which helps people with disabilities and other special needs to become fully independent citizens through education, training and employment leading to job placement.