Various organizations and communities are challenged on a daily basis - trying to obtain the resources they need to help people and further their cause. As we know, the unfortunate are also challenged - they often lead a life that not many can relate to and it's a challenge for them to receive the emotional, physical and financial help they need to get through the day.
To help those in need tackle their everyday challenges, the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) created its Community Challenge Weekend (CCW) program in 1999 where it encourages ALA chapters, its members, firms, vendors, relatives and friends to come together to contribute time, energy and resources toward improving their own communities. Taking the spirit of CCW one step further, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the ALA (GLA ALA) created a community outreach program to assist organizations and projects in the Greater Los Angeles area with funding and volunteer resources.
The GLA ALA Community Connection Program awards assistance to not-for-profit, tax exempt "charitable organizations" with a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt letter as defined under current IRS rules.